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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Janette's PICTURES of AUSTRALIAN HISTORY ... bringing history and learning to life!
That's what this resource is all about, sharing the fascinating story of Australian History with your children. Every child should know his or her own country's history and these pictures have been designed so that children will LOVE discovering it. Sure history has its good and bad points; but just like generations of children before them our children will be a part of Australia's history one day. What has happened in the past - history's lessons and trials, the lives of the people and the events that happened are what built together to make Australia "Australian" - and to teach us the lessons of past generations.
This resource was inspired by a desire to share Australian history with my own children. To that end over the last few years I have researched our recorded history. I have also sourced, designed and drawn over 140 black and white pictures from historical works (for authenticity) and composed rhymes and notes to succinctly tell the story of each one. There are 35 pages of reproducible black and white pictures, each one having its own story, rhyme or note. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD for view, enlarging and printing on screen.
Parents, children and educators can engage together in sharing succinctly and in a clear and enjoyable way Australia's fascinating past. In addition, through the maps provided they can understand what happened where, which places history right where we live it and brings history to life!
Janette's Pictures has an engaging and entertaining style to open children's minds and help them enjoy learning. As well they are a multi-sensory resource: as pictures they are VISUAL (sense of sight) and are HANDS ON (children use the sense of touch as they colour), and AURAL through reading aloud (the sense of hearing). This makes them an extremely effective learning tool and one which provides visual keys to help unlock children's memories.
Now Available ~ Narratives that go with the pictures!
Each one is a storyline of Australian History with
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