We bring them home because we want
to enjoy them and we want them to ex-
perience life. You can do science outside.
You don’t have to have a book. I just wish
I would’ve had more fun and done more
lapbooks, crafts, and field trips. Learn-
ing doesn’t change from kindergarten to
twelfth grade. They’re basically learning
the same information, just more of it. So
why not make what they learn in elemen-
tary school fun and memorable? Go to
battlefields, antebellum homes, oil compa-
nies, and dairy farms while they’re little.
Let them learn hands-on stuff because it’s
not the last time they’re going to see the
I just wish parents would play more. Do
lapbooks. Take time to let your kids do fun,
Kathleen Conway is a freelance editor for
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She
received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia and
Master of Arts in Mass Communication
from the University of Georgia . She spent 20
years as a writer, producer, and reporter for
CNN and HLN (formerly Headline News).
She’s married to KC, has two stepdaughters,
Katie, 22, and Grace, 17, and a 7-year-old
son named Luke . They live in Lilburn, Georgia, outside of Atlanta .
Nancy Fileccia is a sixteen-year homeschooling mom. She is co-owner of A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks with her
friend, Paula Winget . www.ajourneythrough
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