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Welcome to my resources page. I am going to be listing as many helpful books and resources as I can find! I will be sure to link a review if I have been able to do one for the product. I pray this is a blessing to you!
Through out this page there are links to other sites to find quality material. Some of these sites I have an affiliate agreement with, some I do not. I am guided by the material’s high quality and helpfulness.
Lee Bintz the Homescholar- Great assistance with high school homeschooling. Finding and getting into your teen’s college of choice. Lee has a great insight into gifted learning, having raised several of her own 😉
Straight Talk A Parent’s Guide to Language Development; A Parent’s Guide for Correcting Childhood Mispronunciations
Written by Marisa J. Lapish, M.A. in Speech Pathology and Tom and Sherry Bushnell, Directors of NATHHAN
More on at home speech therapy– I rarely comapare directly two products but so many readers asked I wrote about what similiarity and differences between the programs.
Signing Time We used Signing Time with our children. Several of them had speech delays and signing helped to reduce the frustration of not being able to communicate. The songs are fun and engaging. In all it is easy to use and learn.
GIFTED AND TWICE EXCEPTIONAL-
So lets start with a book that has been great teaching one to one.
Here’s one that I hope you can find… M&M counting book. I went through this book with my daughter. She was having processing problems and the one to one relation things to numbers wasn’t happening. We would count out the M&M and place them on the pictures. After the book was done she got to count the M&M and she could eat the ones she was able to count.
Here are some texts or workbook based math programs that lend themselves to outside the norm learners:
A+ Multi-Sensory Interactive MATH: An online or via CD math program.
Horizons Math, this is from the Alpha Omega publishers. This programs is a spiral program but it moves swiftly. The workbooks are visually interesting without being glossy over stimulating material. This is great to start with or for a learner that has strong math skills.
Saxon Math, This is a very straight forward math text approach. Manipulative’s can make this program more interactive.
Math-U-See has been recommended by several of my friends with autistic child. They tell me the mix of manipulative’s and paper work is a nice balance. I have yet to get my hands on this but I am excited to check it out.
Shiller Math This is my newest find. This is a Montessori-based math system. Montessori method is highly interactive and thus for our learners that need more time and input to remember will love this. Again I have yet to get my hands on this but I am trying.
Miquon math, Do you have a highly distractible child? A child that needs to feel and work with their hands to understand math concepts. Here you go! Miquon’s workbooks are simple and plain, visually. They work with manipulative’s and show you how. My ADHD child found this workbook “easy to look at”. I was very happy with the high quality of the math work and the price which is quite low.
Children often have uneven learning through out the various subjects but also within a single subject. My daughter loved fractions so at a first grade level her fraction skills were a fourth grade.I went looking for specific material to keep teaching her fractions at an accelerated pace and found there…
Key to….Books This is a series of math workbooks (small books). It is topic specific such as fractions, percents, decimals ect. If your child is behind in a specific area or ahead using this set can help. It takes you from the beginning of the subject through high school.
LANGUAGE ARTS (reading, spelling, literature, grammar)
SCIENCE (health, physical, biology, chemistry, physics)
Apologia- This science curriculum is so comprehensive that when we are done with a book, whether it takes us a year or more, I know my child has a firm foundation is botany, health, etc. They offer Journals for young children , their junior journals, and for upper elementary when dealing with their Days of Creation series. Now there are journals to go along with a few of the high school level books that do a great jump showing your work to perspective colleges.
Apologia also has online classes to guide your child through science. This could be a great help if you know a baby is coming mid to late semester or like me your science doesn’t go as far as balancing chemical equations.
Another neat feature of Apologia curriculum is they have audio books for their material. This has helped my dyslexic child quite a bit and helped me keep up with her work. I can start the audio while doing laundry etc and know how to answer questions she asks.
SOCIAL STUDIES/ HISTORY (civics, geography, culture)
UNIT STUDIES/ LAPBOOKS:
A Journey Through Learning For two years now I have used many of these lapbooks to enrich our learning. I love that you can get a simple downloadable or a pre-cut out high color package.
Download N Go Amanda Bennett makes one week unit studies. They are downloads. You are able to print off what you want of the worksheets and lapbooks. The studies have book lists, links to videos on the subject, and links to a wide variety of site that are packed with information.
We have used this unit study program all year long and feel it has been a wonderful success!
Set for the K-4th grade level.
Knowledge Box Central – Great lapbooking store that using colors to re-inforce what your child is learning.
ODDS AND ENDS THAT REALLY HELP THE SPECIAL LEARNER
Here are a couple of more manipulative’s that you might incorporate into your life.
|Light ‘N’ Strike MathBy Learning Resources IncLooking for a way to reinforce math skills that doesn’t involve pencils and work sheets? Invite your students to step right up and try their hand at this fun, fast-paced game! Kids choose one of three levels of difficulty, read the math equation, then “strike it” to answer when the numbers flash and beep. Includes soft foam mallet. Requires four AA batteries (not included). Ages 6 to 11.|
|Smart Snacks: Counting CookiesBy Learning Resources IncLearning to count and recognize numbers is a sweet treat with this jar full of colorful counting cookies. Put the cookies in order as you count all the colorful chips. Turn the cookies over to see the numbers!This game teaches number recognition, counting, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills. Includes 10 cookies with numbers 1-10 on the bottom and the corresponding number of counting chips on the top. Cookies measure 2″, are made of soft plastic, and come in their own sturdy plastic cookie jar. It’s the smart way to play with your food! Recommended for ages 2 and up.|
Whew this is going to be a big project so stop in often and see the updates.