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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2013, 11:04 PM
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I agree with those who posted that not all kids...

I agree with those who posted that not all kids are ready and reading at 8, but you could look into vision problems or dyslexia.  
 
Have you tried other approaches to reading than phonics?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By stitching
You might want to take a look into...

You might want to take a look into microcontrollers.  To me, for a child with an interest in robotics, microcontrollers are the next thing to learn about after basic circuits and programming.  There...
Forum: Unschooling   04-12-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By stitching
There is a place for using shortcuts - they...

There is a place for using shortcuts - they provide a quick way to get a result when needed, and learning them can provide a sense of accomplishment.  However, I generally prefer that shortcuts be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By stitching
They've just released 3C - it includes...

They've just released 3C - it includes variables, division, and measurement.  3D is still expected by the end of the year.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By stitching
My son has also wanted to try animation, but...

My son has also wanted to try animation, but we've lacked both the software and the patience.  However, my son loves telling stories and creating sets for movies that he wants to make some day.  He...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By stitching
I don't know what the store chains are like in...

I don't know what the store chains are like in the US, but we've moved about Canada a few times and have found that the prices and quality from place to place are not consistent in any way.  Some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By stitching
If you believe you can cope with the added work...

If you believe you can cope with the added work of having your mother live with you, I'd look into doing that.  At the same time, I'd try extreme frugality, at least for as long as it takes to save...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By stitching
We are also considering getting those books, but...

We are also considering getting those books, but waiting until C and D come out, probably near the end of the year.  Ds is almost but not quite ready for them, so a four or five month wait is fine...
Forum: Canada   07-25-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,399
Posted By stitching
I'm just interrupting to say I'm new at MDC, and...

I'm just interrupting to say I'm new at MDC, and have been in Winnipeg for almost a year now.  We're in the southwest part of the city.
 
Good luck to all of you who are looking for midwives or...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-25-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By stitching
Hello everyone.  I've been lurking about this...

Hello everyone.  I've been lurking about this site for quite a while, but recently decided I needed to really participate.  I've three kids (ds1 is almost 7, dd is 4, ds2 is 2), and we move around a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By stitching
I'd look for precision digital scales and triple...

I'd look for precision digital scales and triple beam balances.  Good quality ones can be expensive, and they can be used for all sorts of things with young children.
 
A variety of glassware,...
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