Our very own friend and fellow review author, Cindy West has written this book, Homeschooling Gifted Kids: A Practical Guide to Educate and Motivate Advanced Learners!
You’ll want to learn all about it below, plus enter for a chance to win your own copy.
Homeschooling Gifted Kids is…
- A resource for those considering homeschooling
- Inspiration for meeting the needs of gifted or advanced learners
- A tool for determining your child’s learning style
- A source of encouragement for parents
I’m not sure how Cindy was able to cover so much in 200 pages, but she does. She’s a mother with 18 years of homeschooling experience and a background in education. Cindy is also an author of the creative NaturExplorers curricula, has written many reviews for us here at The Curriculum Choice and knows first hand about adapting and preparing for her own learners.
Homeschooling Gifted Kids chapters cover…
- Why Homeschool Gifted Children?
- An Overview of Homeschooling
- Choosing Curriculum
- Teaching All Learners
- Technology and the Gifted Homeschooler
- Individualizing Instruction
- Organizing Your Homeschool Day and Record Keeping
- What About Socialization?
- Thinking About College
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Plus a compilation of extensive resources and references
Practical. That’s the impression Homeschooling Gifted Kids gives me. She shares not only a wealth of examples for teaching gifted students and developing talent but also ideas and illustrations for day-to-day homeschooling. This inspiration includes…
Highlighted sections throughout the book which offer bonus nuggets of wisdom on almost every page!
Homeschool Hints – simple helps for your homeschool
Real-life Examples – answering the how to of applying the concept shared. The ‘this is how we did it.’
Homeschool Toolbox – book lists, website listings, integrating technology and more
Visual charts offer examples at a glance (e.g. the types of gifted learners)
The chapter, Teaching All Learners, is especially exciting.
It’s broken down by school subject and shares advice and learning ideas for both:
- students who excel in a subject AND
- students who struggle in a subject area
Since many gifted students are strong in some areas, but typical or even struggling in others, Cindy has provided an amazing resource of suggestions for all learners. This chapter is worth the price of the book!
This book was eye-opening.
I learned the definition of giftedness. The different types and areas of giftedness. Plus, Homeschooling Gifted Kids armed me with the tools and ideas needed to meet the needs of my gifted learners. Maybe you know that your student is gifted in a particular area but aren’t exactly sure how to foster that giftedness. Cindy’s book will encourage and inspire you as well as offer the practical strategy to put in place for learning!
A Personal Example…
My daughter was struggling with her computer-based Teaching Textbooks math the same week I was reading this book. Because I read in one of the Real-Life Examples about Cindy’s daughter learning by reading, a light bulb went off in my head. Yes, yes! My daughter learns this way too. Here I was offering curriculum with a lecture for her to listen to. So we pulled out the accompanying textbook. Guess what? Reading the lesson was just what she needed. And Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners was just what I needed to be reading to be aware of the answer for our own homeschool!
Who is Homeschooling Gifted Kids for?
This resource is great for new homeschoolers, homeschoolers geared toward the gifted, and even veteran homeschoolers like me. Can’t all of us benefit from continuing education and encouragement? I can almost guarantee you’ll find fresh ideas no matter how long you’ve been homeschooling.
Homeschooling Gifted Kids is available at Our Journey Westward and Amazon.
Comment suggestions (not required): In what area do you feel your child is gifted or advanced? or How do you hope this book will encourage you?
~Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. She contributes a blend of writing at parenting, frugal living and homeschool sites as well as her own daily Hodgepodge.
I believe all of us have a ‘genius’ in our intellect or being somewhere…..I would love to win this!
Anna Stoltzfus Kauffman says
My daughter Kirsten is somewhere on the Autistic Spectrum, reading is very hard for her, but Math is so easy for her. In fact, she usually does a week’s worth of work in a day. I teach her the concept that she’s supposed to practice for a whole week and then she jumps right into the test that day yet and gets them all right.
I love learning about how my children learn best… thanks for sharing this!
Sara K says
Game night would have our older kids playing, ages 10 and 8. It is possible that our 3 year old would play as well depending on the game. The kids all like to play the Ladybug game so more than likely that is what we would play.
My six year old is already reading chapter books in an afternoon. He is a sponge and soaks up every bit of info he can. Its exciting and scary teaching him! I’d love to have this book!
On Game night, we try to play something that everyone will like. So far that game has been UNO. LOL
This would be a great book to start homeschooling!
I would play with my kids and my best friends and their kids on game night. I have little ones and this book would be great to help me start planning our home schooling
My hubby and 3 kids would play with me during game night.
Thanks for putting together this resource. SO many families are beginning to homeschool because the traditional classroom is not meeting the needs of gifted kids.
Angel S. says
Any of my kids would love to play on game night. We have a 7, 5, 3 and 1 year old. They all want to get involved even if it is just moving pieces!
Game night here is always mom, dad, and our sweet daughter. Our son (2.5) hasn’t quite figured out he must take turns and not pull all the pieces off the board!
I really would love a copy of this book. We have decided to keep at least our daughter if not both kids at home for school. Our daughter was identified gifted via IQ testing at the age of 3 and also has Auditory Processing Disorder and is a very visual learner. I am so desperate to find a curriculum and style that will fit her best but needless to say, I’m overwhelmed! My son is most likely gifted as well as he is reading full books at the age of 2.5 and has been reading for awhile now. He is on the Autism spectrum and also has some other neuro and medical issues.
My family, my kids, and husband would play.
Michele G says
We have family game night here where all of the family plays together. It is one of our favorite things to do as a family!
Jamie @ See Jamie Blog says
Ooo, ooo, I want this!
Alea Milham says
We often have a large group of homeschool friends (sometimes 3 generations) playing games on Friday night at our house.
I am interested in this book. I have homeschooled 2 gifted children K- graduation, but my last child is gifted on a level that blows me away. I have no choice but to homeschool him.
My daughter is homeschooling her three children, they are 16,13 and 10. This is her 3rd year to homeschool. She took them out of public school when the oldest started high school as they were quite unhappy with the public school system. Her oldest is very gifted and has almost finished all 4 grades of high school in just a little over 2 years. This would be a great book for them to have.
Pam K says
My kids would be right there with me on game night. We love games!
the kids love game nights!
Karen Bjorge says
Game night is EPIC in our house! Every Saturday night myself, husband, our daughter, my brother and my parents gather to play a range of games. Emma (our daughter), her favorite game is Apples To Apples, mostly because it gets us roaring in laughter 🙂 Other favorites are Monopoly, Scrabble and Life. Sometimes we pull out the Wii and get our bowling on or rock out to Rock Band or Guitar Hero Metallica 🙂
I am an accidental homeschooling mum in Singapore so this book will certainly come in handy as homeschooling is a path certainly less travelled here. 🙂
my hubby and 2 boys would play with me on game night. my 5 y old with easy games and my 12 y with more advanced games.
I’m not sure I’d know a gifted child if I had one! But I do have a boy who asks questions that seem far beyond the kinds of things most kids his age are puzzling out. It could be a lack of television and video games (not that we don’t have them, but they’re very limited), but he could also just have an unusually active mind. Either way, I’d like to have this book!
Susan M. says
My two kids, ages 18 and 7, would be the ones who would play games with me on a game night!
I would play with anyone on game night–usually meaning my three boys and husband!
Rhonda McGee says
It would probably be just me and my youngest, that is homeschooled, everyone else would be working. But we would play a board game or the Wii…
Game night right now is just mom and the boys, who are 7 & 4. Dad works nights and doesn’t get to play very often. When I was little my family had my mom, stepdad, his 2 kids and my brother and I. It was so much fun with 6 people. I hope my husband can switch shifts so when our bun in the oven gets older he/she will play with all 5 of us together! 😀
Queenie Yau says
My older daughter would play with me on game night – my younger one is only 1, but would want to get “into” the game!
Lynne Bellaire says
We have always played games with our children. My 8 year old son loves playing any game he can set up at the kitchen table.
Hope J. says
The whole family plays during game night! 7, 5 and 3 are our children’s ages.
I have been homeschooling my gifted 9 yo daughter for less than a year, but I am already seeing the benefits of letting her work at her own pace and in what she is interested. She is gifted in all areas, but especially math. A friend sent me the lift to your giveaway and I am grateful to be introduced to your website.