Category: Kids Party Ideas

 

The Jelly Belly Factory

Last Minute Christmas Activities for Groups

Stumped on what to do with your homeschool group this year?  Did your volunteers fall short or get too busy to plan? 

It's not too late to put something together – here's some great ideas for groups or families: Read More…

Photo Puzzles

Puzzle Me a Picture!

What would happen if you take two things that people love, photos and jigsaw puzzles, and mix them together?

You would get an invitation, gift, or party game that no one could resist and everyone will love. Photo jigsaw puzzles are easy to create and will leave a lasting memory time and time again. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read More…

Yummy Chocolate Unit Study

Homegrown Preschoolers

Is the thought of homeschooling preschool daunting for you?

Here at Home Education Council of America, we get a constant flood of inquiries about teaching preschool.  And we've got to say that the many philosophies and methods can be as varied as the individual personalities of children themselves!

So where do you start?  How do you know which method or style is right for you or your child?  Where do you find materials?  How do you organize the learning space to maximize interest and creativity?  How do you give your child the "best" start?

These are just a few of the many questions we receive.  So we have invited Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards, two very experienced moms, to come and share with you the answers!!

Kathy H. Lee, author of The Homegrown Preschooler, 101 Easy Wacky Crazy Activities and Solutions for Early Childhood Directors, has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years. As a former administrator and teacher, Kathy has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education. She is the homeschooling mother of seven children, both bio and adopted and enjoys sharing her journey of motherhood. A sought after speaker worldwide, Kathy is most often described as a passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable presenter. Kathy and her husband John live with their seven blessings in Canton, GA.

Lesli Richards is a humorous and engaging author and speaker with a decade of experience in homeschooling. She is the co-author of The Homegrown Preschooler with Kathy Lee. She was the keynote speaker for Classical Conversations Parent Practicums for 2011. Lesli is currently Director of Challenge B for Classical Conversations of Cumming, Georgia. She enjoys teaching her 5 children at home, and is passionate about encouraging other moms to learn right along with their kids, redeeming two generations of education at the same time!

We think you will find their presentations awesome!  This was all part of HECOA's  series – the 2014 Not Back to School Summit

The webinar replays of their presentations are now available for upgraded Plus members (you need to be logged in);

Kathy's workshop:

The Homegrown Preschooler –
aired Sept. 27th – http://hecoa.com/the-homegrown-preschooler

In this fun and creative workshop, Kathy shares how to create an amazing preschool experience for your child at home. From the latest in scientific research on child development to the organization of supplies, this information packed workshop will help you prepare your child for kindergarten and make wonderful memories along the way! This seminar is based on the book, The Homegrown Preschooler written by Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards.

Lesli's workshop:

The Classical Preschool, Building a Foundation of Wonder –
aired Sept 27th – http://hecoa.com/the-classical-preschool

In this workshop, participants will learn how to nurture their preschooler’s mind and soul through play in order to prepare a firm foundation for the delights and demands of a classical education.

To register, all you need to do is register for the FREE and ONLINE summit and you will get these awesome sessions as well as 70 others, all in September!  http://hecoa.com/not-back-to-school

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