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A joyous account of a innovative family's homeschooling experience.

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All of Holt’s books have been an inspiration to homeschooling families for more than a generation. This is my personal favorite, a friendly reminder that serious learning, and the love of it, do not have to be reserved to the young. com Menuhin, Yehudi, Unfinished Journey: Twenty Years Later. New York, NY: Fromm International, 1996. Among the most engaging and well-written of musical autobiographies. After reading it, one could only wish his parents had written a book about their family’s unique homeschooling experiences.

Pretty soon Meera could tell, just by listening, whether a song was in the key of C, F, or G, and her ability to copy a rhythm was uncanny. These quickly became games to her, and she was (and remains) always excited by any opportunity to show off her new musical skills. The neighborhood offered Meera her favorite song. ” It was not long before the “ice cream song,” first in one hand, then in two, could be heard emanating from Evelyn’s living room. Ellen bartered massages for lessons with Glenna, a local piano teacher.

We are strong supporters of public and, especially, community Hares with Shells on their Backs 19 institutions. It is a marvel of American democracy to observe citizens tax themselves to support safe and adequate water supplies, to build adequate roads and sidewalks, to construct adequate sewage disposal facilities, and to maintain an adequate public health infrastructure. But education, we are persuaded, needs to be viewed differently. ” Children are not the same as sidewalks; entrusted with the total development of human beings — each with their own personalities, gifts, capacities, and ever-changing learning needs — responsible adults could not but come, I believe, to the conclusion that “adequate” simply isn’t good enough.

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