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Understanding the Academically Gifted Child

Understanding the Academically Gifted Child via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Gifted children are as different from each other as they are from the general population. So, it’s no wonder that it becomes so difficult for us to identify them and meet their needs. Their needs vary from child to child, making it impossible to create a definitive gifted curriculum.     How do we identify [...]

Preschool Science: Duck Feather Experiment

Duck Feather Science for a Gifted or Advanced Preschool Farm Theme #playfulPreschool

We love the farm, and have a membership to Lake Farmpark, a working farm that lets kids get up close and personal with farm animals of all shapes and sizes. Recently, though, my gifted preschooler has been fascinated by ducks. Ducks…and duck feathers. On our latest trip to the farm, we spent a lot of [...]

Do You Really Know Your Gifted Child?


Do you have a bright child? One who is constantly surprising you with all that he knows {that you didn’t teach him} and how quickly he learns and remembers things? Do you wonder if you should pursue gifted child identification?     I am often asked that question: does it matter if I have my [...]

Understanding the Creatively Gifted Child

Understanding the Creatively Gifted Child via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Have you thought more about what a gifted child looks like? More specifically, are you looking at your own child and getting to know him better? Seeing her for who she is – and loving that, despite the exhaustion you feel? It’s tough to be objective when you’re looking at your own child, isn’t it? [...]

Preschool Science: Apple Experiment

Preschool Science Apple Experiment via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

It’s autumn! This is the perfect time of the year, and one of my favorite as a homeschooler. The weather is mild, and we have the parks, museums, and the apple orchards all to ourselves during the week. Time for a few preschool science apple experiments!     Are you looking for a great activity [...]

What Does a Gifted Child Look Like?

What Does a Gifted Child Look Like? via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

If Einstein didn’t speak until he was four, and Walt Disney was once fired because he had no good ideas, how is it even possible to answer the question I’m most often asked – What does a gifted child look like? Can there be a definitive answer if Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in [...]

Roller Coaster Science

Roller Coaster Science via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

One of the greatest things about being homeschoolers is that we can find unique ways to bring learning into everything we do. The kids know that becoming a lifelong learner means that education is not confined to within the walls of our home or a classroom. Roller coaster science is just one amazing example of [...]

Shortcut Cooking: Quick Kids’ Snacks

Shortcut Cooking Quick Kids' Snacks via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com #AfterSchoolSnacks #Shop

Like so many of you, whether you homeschool or not, we’re crazy busy. It seems that since adding in a fourth kiddo a year ago, I can’t keep myself consistently organized. I need a repertoire of quick kid’s snacks for those days that my meal-planning doesn’t work out.     You know those days, right? [...]

Homeschooling Gifted Kids: A Day in the Life


Don’t you wish you could be a fly on the wall of homeschooling households around the world? To see what a day in the life looks like when homeschooling gifted kids – or any kids? I do. And, while no day will ever look the same as the last around here, I’m sharing an account [...]

Capturing Memorable Back to School Photos

Memorable Back to School Photos via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Has your school year started? We’ve been easing back in because, while I had every intention of schooling throughout the summer, we just had too much fun to stop for math. We decided to extend the fun with a personality-filled back to school photo shoot to get us in the mood to start next week. [...]