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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By amma!
Can you tape a large paper to the wall, at the...

Can you tape a large paper to the wall, at the height accessible to her?  Then she can scribble freely.  Some people paint one wall black and keep chalk available for children and visitors – of all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By amma!
Sorry to hear that she is crying in the class...

Sorry to hear that she is crying in the class but I would not take "slept in class" to be a negative remark.  More students should do it!  Sleeping when you need sleep is a good thing, and dreaming...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By amma!
 Hi Preethi,   Encouraging her scribbling is...

 Hi Preethi,
 
Encouraging her scribbling is a good way to encourage her eventual transition to writing.  If she is confident that what she is doing now is a valuable thing, worth doing, then she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By amma!
My dd (age 8) has been watching the human body...

My dd (age 8) has been watching the human body cartoons posted on youtube by isgota (http://www.youtube.com/user/isgota?feature=g-crec-u). 
 
I thought I can make something "reportable" out of...
Forum: Television   03-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,114
Posted By amma!
Would you let your kids watch it?  How old?

Would you let your kids watch it?  How old?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By amma!
I feel it is very important to let my dd (age 8)...

I feel it is very important to let my dd (age 8) try different explanations for things, even if they aren't correct, and have time to figure out what is wrong with them.  For example why some things...
Forum: Unschooling   07-26-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By amma!
I was so concerned that dd learn our native...

I was so concerned that dd learn our native language that I only spoke it with dd even though having grown up in the US I am now more fluent in English than in our native language.  Dh has a strong...
Forum: Site Help   07-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,618
Posted By amma!
makes no difference.

makes no difference.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-02-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By amma!
Just came across this: School's In...

Just came across this: School's In (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/t-magazine/22talk-jacobs-t.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=school%27s%20in&st=cse)
"According to the United States Department of Education...
Forum: Unschooling   06-22-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,299
Posted By amma!
some families discuss unschooling in India...

some families discuss unschooling in India ...http://vimeo.com/24997268
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By amma!
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by happy1nluv http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By amma!
do you think that it is harder to count today...

do you think that it is harder to count today than it was 10 years ago?
whatever method they used in 2000, if they used the same method now, we would at least get an idea of how much it has grown...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By amma!
Hi - Do you know if Singapore Math that everyone...

Hi - Do you know if Singapore Math that everyone talks about is the same as the series of math books published by "Singapore Asian Publications" - here is the link:
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By amma!
Hi - I am asking on behalf of a friend who does...

Hi - I am asking on behalf of a friend who does not have internet at home. Her son is 2 months old and though he knows how to latch and has presumably been nursing pretty well, he sometimes doesnt...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By amma!
When I search for statistics on number of...

When I search for statistics on number of homeschoolers, I find data from the 2000 census (that estimated number of homeschoolers at 2 million). 
 
Now that the 2010 census is out, have updated...
Forum: Unschooling   07-26-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By amma!
Thanks Lillian. 30 years later, just as...

Thanks Lillian.
30 years later, just as relevant.

John Holt is an inspiration. Hats off to him.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-04-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By amma!
funny you should ask ... I mostly lurk here...

funny you should ask ...

I mostly lurk here but I had to pop in to share what I had with my dosa this morning.

dip 1: yougurt mixed with 1 spoon maca powder
dip 2: royal jelly (mixed in...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-13-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By amma!
Quote: Originally Posted by lillymonster...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lillymonster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12595168)
I own rental property in Baltimore...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-12-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By amma!
thanks! Eastern Shore / Western MD looks...

thanks! Eastern Shore / Western MD looks beautiful, but I am not sure we'd want to be quote so far out. But hey, why not, maybe we should explore it.

we were only looking for a one-bedroom...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-11-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By amma!
we are moving to Maryland in April most likely...

we are moving to Maryland in April most likely for a short term (under 1 year). It will be me, dh and our daughter who will be almost 6 and homeschooling.

Any tips on apartments, sub-let...
Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By amma!
nice! thanks for sharing. we had a similar...

nice! thanks for sharing.
we had a similar experience ... new computer arrived in a box and dd says, "DELL computer" and we asked her how she knew it was DELL and she says, "it says so right ther...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By amma!
Hi we have discovered Nancy Blakey's Mudpie...

Hi we have discovered Nancy Blakey's Mudpie (http://www.nancyblakey.com) website and are trying some of the activities out. It's been great fun so far. We have a few questions for anyone who has...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-27-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By amma!
well we nursed through the 3s and are still...

well we nursed through the 3s and are still nursing at 4.

while dd was 3 night nursing varied widely - could be just to sleep, or to sleep AND to wake up, or BOTH plus 1-3 times in the night. i...
Forum: Dental   09-27-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By amma!
well we also did irregular brushing until...

well we also did irregular brushing until suddenly we saw a brown spot on dd's front tooth. then we tried to be more regular but didnt use fluoride toothpaste until we got the bad news from the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By amma!
from the time dd was born i spoke telugu...

from the time dd was born i spoke telugu exclusively for as long as i could. dh did the same ... though we both are quite comfortable in both telugu and english. dd knew only telugu till she was 2...
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