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This ebook is an excerpt from the book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn -- Chapter Eleven, Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten.
Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style is not just about classical education -- it gives foundational reasons for why homeschooling should be your first choice.
Some of the distinctives of Teaching the Trivium include:
--an emphasis on reading aloud to your children
--studying logic from ages ten through high school, rather than using it as a one or two year supplement
--ancient literature from a Christian perspective -- is it really necessary to read Homer?
--choices in language study, with an emphasis on Biblical Greek
--why INFORMAL math or grammar before age ten may be a better choice
--how to give your children the tools they need to teach themselves
--how to homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden
--a workable plan for every subject and for every age which avoids homeschool burnout -- there is only so much time in the day
--how to continue using other approaches to homeschooling within the framework of classical education
--homeschooling is not alternative education -- homeschooling was here first
Sign up for the Homeschooling with the Trivium newsletter -- each newsletter contains freebies, book reviews, Homeschooling Q & A, read-aloud suggestions, tips on teaching Latin, Greek, and logic, and contests with book-giveaways. http://www.triviumpursuit.com/list/
Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn started homeschooling their children in 1980 and have given workshops on homeschooling and classical education for support groups and at conventions across the country. Their publishing company Trivium Pursuit produces books and curricula to help parents use classical education in their homeschool. The Bluedorns live in New Boston, Illinois, and can be reached by visiting their web site. http://www.triviumpursuit.com/
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