Ruth Beechick, she is such a treasure of a woman. She is specialised in the field of education and has shared and imparted many, many treasures to us as home educating (Homeschooling) families. I’m going to share with you about some of her books. She’s written a lot of books but these two are the ones I want to focus on.
‘The Three R’s’ is your reading, writing and arithmetic for grade 0-3 skill level. There are many practical tips to help a Mom who thinks that the teacher has got all the secrets. Basically those secrets have been revealed here to help you feel comfortable, confident and unafraid of teaching your children right from the beginning, from foundation blocks upwards.
And then once you’ve established the foundations in reading, writing and arithmetic, Ruth takes you onto the higher levels. The next book I want to share with you is ‘You CAN teach your child Successfully’. It is titled such because it is possible for you to become confident in knowing you can teach your child successfully.
Ruth shares little secrets of the very things that you might be feeling afraid of, such as, “But I’m not a music teacher. How am I going to cover the music elements?”, “I’m not an art teacher” and “How do I know what’s meant to be covered in each grade”. The list goes on.
If you have a look at the contents page on the website, you’ll be able to see all that is covered as far as dispelling all those fears and secrets that you think only teachers have. A small warning however, don’t let these books become the law that you rigidly stick by. The tips are there to give you confidence and help you feel assured and secure in being able to do this. Remember, you CAN teach your child successfully at home.
For many years this publication came in a set of three books and is now offered as one book. (A Home Start in Reading, A Strong Start in Language, and A Home Start in Arithmetic.) This book offers a wonderful alternative to the tedious workbooks and academic approaches usually used.
With this book in hand, you have the expertise of Dr. Beechick right there in your home. Draw on her years of experience to give your children the best possible learning experience. Learn how to deal with specific problem areas, how to make concepts easier for your child to understand and much, much more.
An invaluable aid for the home educator (Homeschooler).