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    #55934 - 09/20/09 06:18 AM Re: A newbie! [Re: Cathy A]
    YaYa Offline
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    Registered: 09/17/09
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    Thank you everyone for your input. Does anyone have any links for math?

    #55935 - 09/20/09 06:32 AM Re: A newbie! [Re: YaYa]
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    Registered: 01/27/09
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    My son loves the ninja game and the dam builder game with the beavers.

    Also my son turned webkinz games into math building skills. They are not very educational (some of them) but he kept track of his points earned and spent and added them on a separate sheet of paper (multiple digit adding and subtracting).

    #56069 - 09/21/09 12:10 PM Re: A newbie! [Re: no5no5]
    YaYa Offline
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    Registered: 09/17/09
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    Oh Yes! Dirt, magnifying glass, nets, collection boxes- we love it. She is fascinated with bugs. I spend much time in my garden, and she loves it. Now if I could just find more energy to keep up with her.!

    #56089 - 09/21/09 02:33 PM Re: A newbie! [Re: Cathy A]
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    Registered: 09/11/09
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    Loc: Indiana
    YaYa-All 3 of my kids were early exceptional learners. We sent them to a preschool that was half "special needs" kids, since Preschool is preschool, and they could learn empathy, compassion, diversity, etc. there.
    I didn't worry about "curriculum" that young-just made learning into games.
    Once they started public school, I formed close relationships with every teacher, spending lots of time volunteering in their classrooms. They returned the favor by giving my kids extra challenges. Over the years I taught 2nd graders chess, had a "math challenge" class once a week, etc.
    Middle school is a different challenge, and I now homeschool my Middle School daughter. However, they are now all teenagers and are friendly, inquiring, thoughtful humans. That will be my greatest achievement as a mom.
    Don't push your daughter too hard-she'll learn if you give her the chance. DO PUSH your schools, early and often, to maximize what she gets there.
    BTW-I'm not sure that accelerating (starting K early) is all that great. These kids already feel different from their peers, and being 1-2 years younger doesn't help.
    I always said that I sent my kids to school to learn how to live in the world. Anything academic they needed, we had already done at home.

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