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Pagan themed homeshool in Maine, HELP! i need ideas...

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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I will be starting my daughter homeschooling in a loose pagan themed homechool curiculum using things like Scott Cunningham for plants & minerals, and workbooks/printouts for numbers & words. (as she is preschool that i think would be all i need right or no?)

by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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usmom3
by BJ on Apr. 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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 Welcome! That all sounds good, just don't forget that the best way to learn is through play at that age!

jessradtke
by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I agree that lots of playing, being out in nature, exploring the world, and reading together is enough at that age. There's not a lot you need to teach right now, but that doesn't mean you can't start gathering resources for later. There are quite a few sites with Pagan themed coloring pages, crafts, puzzles, and activities. Pooka Pages and Gingerbread Grandma's Cauldron come immediately to mind, but there are lots of othes. Try googling "pagan crafts for kids" or something similar. You could also look for old issues of Blessed Bee, a Wiccan magazine for kids that went out of publication a few years back.  There's also Pagan Moonbeams: http://paganmoonbeams.com/ And there are books like Pagan Homeschool, Raising Witches, Circle Round, Family Wicca, and The Pagan Family, as well as books that are specifically for kids like Aisha's Moonlit Walk, A Witch's Primer, Growing Up Pagan, and more. Look any of them up on amazon and I'm sure you'll get lots more suggestions. A lot of Pagan homeschoolers that I've known use a secular, Waldorf, or Charlotte Mason style curriculum for the basics and add religious studies. Hope that helps!

oredeb
by on Apr. 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

 you dont even need that! just playing with her, reading to her,  dancing with her, teaching her some songs, teaching her about nature, going for hikes pointing out things, (take a camera) , hands on stuff, doing some arts and crafts thats all ya need to do!

mem82
by Platinum Member on Apr. 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I can't think of anything themed specifically Pagen but I'd do lots of reading and library trips. 8)

romacox
by Silver Member on Apr. 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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My children are all grown, but I still tutor, give home school workshops, and workshops to teachers.  USmom3 makes a very good point.  Studies show that children, especially young children learn best while at play and real life experiences because it engages the body and mind, which is the most natural way for them to learn..

I get a lot of questions like yours, so I put together a web page to answer questions about pre K students at the following link How To Home School The Pre K child

Twinwolfsister
by on Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Please see my Facebook page Wicca 101: For children, and the Group Dragonstone Academy.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wicca-101-For-Children/145190155588167

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonstoneAcademy.ME/

all help and tips welcome as even if i cant/dont use them now they will be useful to another or even to me later. 

sha_lyn68
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Here are a few resources:


Pagan Moon Beams: http://www.paganmoonbeams.com/

Pooka Pages: http://www.pookapages.com/

Proud to Be Pagan: http://www.proudtobepagan.com/index.html  Unfortunately they are reworking the website so the kids sections is currently down. 

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