Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Introduction to Carschooling (Guest Post)

Turn wasted time into learning time with Carschooling

As an educator, I believe in giving children free time to play around in the backyard, goof-off, and generally be a kid. But let’s face it; time spent in the car is usually wasted time. Some people use extended car trips as an opportunity for their children to break out the DS. In our household, car time is used strategically and purposefully. That’s because carschooling is one of the easiest ways to expand on your child’s education. You have a captive audience on your hands, so you might as well use that to your advantage! Here are some of my favorite educational CDs for all ages. They are available at Amazon or (hopefully) your local library. So buckle up and let the learning begin!  

  • Shakespeare for Children by Jim Weiss
  • The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood
  • King Arthur and his Knights by Jim Weiss
  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Math and Science
  • Galileo and the Stargazers by Jim Weiss
  • Addition Rap by Brad Caudle
  • Multiplication Mountain by Hap Palmer
  • Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego
Musical History
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol
  • Mr. Bach Comes to Call by Karen Lavut
  • Tchaikovsky Discovers America by Douglas Cowling

 Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column I Brake for Moms for The Everett Daily Herald. Her dream is to spark a national conversation about how massive parental involvement is the key to high quality education. When she's not reading books with her kids or tripping over their toys, she blogs about early education at Teaching My Baby to Read .

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