How To Choose Learning Materials That Fit With My Son
- Home Educating
- 30 July 2015
Learning materials are available abundantly at the internet. That make parent confused to choose the right materials for their children. I was confused too, I download all freebies that I could get, bought online learning website’s membership, bought books, then I overloaded!
Since my son began his 2nd grade, I’m not greedy. I realized that I should chose. In fact, we were not used all those materials. Many of them were discarded or forgotten.
At his 2nd grade I began to understand Moore Formula’s theory about using less workbook, and more good literature such as encyclopedia, biography, and magazine. So, how I choose the right learning materials that suite with my child’s needs?
1. I read the syllabus, understand it, and start browsing to look for learning materials that we can use according to the syllabus.
2. I collected all the good learning materials that I found from browsing, and start to learn every single of them. From this process I only choose one source, it could be one website or one book.
3. I use the website or book that I chose for a reference of our daily learning. But, we used another learning materials such a video, or other learning method such a discussion or story telling, according to my son’s wishes and needs.
It is important for every parent to understand their child’s best learning method. Sometimes child learn a subject better if using video, or music, or other method, parent must understand about this. By understand this, you can homeschool frugally!