When I was just a few years married, about a year after my husband and I bought our first house, and just weeks after we sold most of our possessions, had put everything else into storage, and rented out said house, so we could buy an itty-bitty travel trailer, pack up our children and hit the road, my younger, unmarried, brilliant, well-educated brother dared to call me fickle. I cried. I was so hurt that he would think that of me. Where did it even come from?
I was doing my best to make carefully thought out, prayed about, researched and counseled choices and decisions for my family. What I saw as flexible, open and, willing to follow the leading of The Spirit, my brother perceived as irresolute, not constant and likely to change frequently, suddenly or unexpectedly. Not a favorable light. It was incomprehensible to me that he could think that lowly of me!
It was such a big deal to me, and yet, it was only a short time, a little maturity and, a dab of life experience that had him clearly understanding what I hadn’t been able to explain, as I had tearfully defended my battered honor. Thinking back to 20 years ago, to the heart-drama of it, makes me smile wistfully. It is amazing, the mole hills that we can make into mountains! Such a simple issue, especially, in light of the vein of truth I’ve discovered in my brother’s observation.
I am fixed and steadfast in my commitment to homeschooling my children, but I am of a changeable mind; often fickle, as I seek out the best curriculum for each of them. I might be sure I’ve found the best math program available, and six months later be able to honestly tell you I’ve discovered a new best. Each child is different, time and circumstances change, and it seems there is a product being developed and released nearly every day. I am firm in my purpose, but might appear fickly in my opinion of curriculum choice. I’m okay with that! I’m looking for exceptional and every time I find it- I’m sharing it with you.
Recently, I’ve found the best R.E.A.L. Homeschool Spanish program! Developed by Dr. Karyn Williamson-Coria, a mother, with her doctorate, on a quest to find the best foreign language study for her children. This is “a program that enables parents to learn along with their child, a program that is easy to use and enables a home educator to help children use the language.”
“Most programs work on reading, writing, listening and pronunciation,” but have little interaction with others; rarely using the language. “This program is built upon a conversational Spanish foundation” that promotes interaction and immersing the entire family in the language learning journey. I found it easy to integrate into our already scheduled programming. Notice the initialism ~
Relax. Enjoy. Aspire. Learn.
The goal, of learning Spanish and teaching it to my children, seems attainable, with R.E.A.L. Homeschool Spanish. The education is apparent, but surprisingly, I also found encouragement and inspiration.
covering 33 Vocabulary Clusters [groups of words that relate to each other]
with 15 Idea Sections [prompting ways to further learning]
and A Huge Activity Book [games, puzzles and more, to reinforce each lesson, with a minimum of stress and a lot of fun!]
Complete Audio Files
For more information, follow the links highlighted throughout this post and click the graphic below to read what my TOS crew mates have to say about Homeschool Spanish.
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This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog. The opinions expressed are my own.
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