the time on the internet researching curriculums, styles, etc. can get a bit overwhelming.
At one point, we got a software program called "Internet In a Box," and it had a browser called Mosaic - but there wasn't much to browse! And the dial up speeds were much slower than anyone today can even begin to imagine - so it was all pretty useless.
I'm not sure things have improved all that much with the Internet. People are faced with a lot more overwhelm these days over something that really isn't that complicated. People don't need styles and methods - they just need a few resources for helping their children learn some basics, and lots of shared enthusiasm and curiosity for learning more and more about all sorts of other things. As someone wrote in a post I read somewhere around here today, a child who learns how to learn is on his way - things don't need to be spoon fed or led. What's really a thrill is to get out of the way and watch a child become her own best teacher - it's mind boggling.
And I've got to get back to cleaning - I move out Sunday. I'm really looking forward to seeing my son shortly after that and hearing about all his learning adventures since I've seen him last. Lillian