If you missed the last sale, you now have another chance to get a great deal on A Biblical Home Education by Dr. Ruth Beechick — currently only $2.99 for the Kindle edition! If you don’t have a Kindle you can still read the book on your computer or another device.
Subtitled Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God’s Word, A Biblical Home Education takes you through the content subjects and language skill subjects one by one, all from a Biblical perspective. There is so much meat in this book that it really deserves more than one reading to absorb the larger concepts peppered throughout.
Dr. Beechick is a favorite of ours when it comes to using natural methods of tutoring our children. For example, some publishers include spelling, grammar, writing, vocabulary, reading workbooks — all for one grade! Dr. Ruth Beechick had this right: learn to write, write. Encourage your child to write every day. In the process he is learning grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills right along with writing skills. Of course, he will need input to create the output. Therefore, at the same time he should be reading — a great deal — and practicing his reading and thinking skills.
We have referred to this treasure repeatedly:
Tutoring is a common method in homeschooling, and it is the most effective method ever devised. While working with an individual child, it is easy to tell whether the work is within the child’s ability….
The power and efficiency of tutoring is that the parent follows the child’s ability and interest rather than following a curriculum plan with its formula for learning skills in a certain order.
Or another favorite:
Parents who give up the struggle with daily workbook lessons and encourage real-life writing and children’s choice writing look back months later and are delighted not only with the progress but with the happy times they had.
Not familiar with Ruth Beechick?
- You can read our synopsis of the writings and methods of Dr. Beechick on our Beechick Basics page.
- You’ll also find a variety of practical applications.
Great time to pick up a favorite from a skilled teacher and curriculum developer who greatly impacted the homeschool community. Highly recommended!