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Homeschooling in the Desert with Intention and Hope and Special Needs

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Creativity | Motivational Magic

So glad I landed on this little treasure.  I can’t wait to explore all the cool sites that have been shared here.  Hoping stoke the coals and build a tiny flame.

Creativity | Motivational Magic.

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31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad


31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad. This site seems to have a very thoughtful collection of apps that may be helpful to anyone using the ipad for a supplement to reading and language development.  I love this technology but now need some help with scheduling it’s use.  Is there an app for that?

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Online Reading for Kids | StudyDog


Online Reading for Kids | StudyDog.

We are loving this supplement to our language material.  Not to many online language programs really put as much attention on memory and auditory skills.  He spent 3 or more hours at it today.  He especially loved that he could see his success, it was fast paced, not too juvenile, and he could see the goal, and what was next! Perfect for us.

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Larry Sanger Blog » Reading Bear: Rave Reviews

There are lots of great links here if you are a fellow hunter, and some reviews of Reading Bear.  What I like about this program is that it is respectful of children.  It does not (with the exception of the little bear logo which I’m not fond of) suggest that children must see things only with black outlines and in rounded simplified shapes.  Children are in love with the world they are in.  Watch them when they are outside, be it trash can or giraffe they prefer the real stuff of life if given the opportunity and this love is nurtured. What I like about this program is that it is broken down so nicely, giving most children what they need to know to learn to read.  A little like Starfall, but less cartoons. Larry Sanger Blog » Reading Bear: Rave Reviews. Starfall was built by a man who grew up with Dyslexia and wanted to create a program that would be free of charge and might help children that had difficulties with reading.  I recommended it often to parents whose children were particularly drawn to the computer.