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Growing Together

Family Learning Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 4

A Bi-Monthly Publication

September/October, 2005

"Give your child a single valuable idea and you have done more for his education than if you had laid upon his mind the burden of bushels of information."
- Charlotte Mason
Photo from Scott L/ Robertson Photography


Welcome to the Growing Together Family Learning Newsletter. This publication is primarily for families of preschool and elementary-school aged children. It is eclectic, non-denominational and non-partisan, with a focus on living books & ideas and hands-on learning.

Comments and suggestions to the editor are always welcome!

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In This Issue:
  • Hands-On Science
    by Sue Smith Heavenrich
    The author describes an unschooling approach to science, which could be incorporated into any home schooling method. Her method emphasizes helping children experience the wonder of discovery.

  • Physics is Child's Play
    by Lorraine Nessman
    This writer eloquently explores how even very young children can be introduced to physics concepts.

  • What Happened? The Art of Narration
    by Stephanie Marshall Ward
    This article explores narration - inspired by Charlotte Mason.

We welcome your reactions, comments, and suggestions. We are also open to submissions of articles, essays, book reviews, and children's stories, poems and art. Please e-mail Stephanie Marshall Ward.

"A school should not be a preparation for life. It should be life."
- Elbert Hubbard

Photo from Scott L/ Robertson Photography

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I encourage you to find books through your community library or local booksellers. However, in case you like the convenience of on-line book shopping (as I occasionally do), links to Amazon are offered for your convenience. There is a small commission offered for sales through this site. If any money is earned this way, I plan to use it to provide more original material for this newsletter.

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Growing Together Family Learning Newsletter, Copyright 2004, 2005 Stephanie Marshall Ward; All materials in this newsletter are the copyrighted. For permission to reprint any contents please contact the newsletter editor.

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