Welcome! This is where it all began. I no longer post on this website and some of the content reflects former convictions and understandings. Some of these posts are hard core on issues that I am softer on these days. I deleted many posts that I feared would lead people into legalism, so if you find a missing hyperlink that may be why. These days I write at Covered By His Hand.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Homeschool Computer "curriculum"
When Rebecca turned 6, she received a Webkinz from her grandparents. (A lion she named Aslan) This little toy has turned into our computer skills "curriculum." She gets to play games, make webkinz money, and have a virtual pet with many fun and frustrating choices. For example, should she decorate his room and buy him clothes, or buy food and save money for a potential doctor's visit. So, not only does it teach computer skills (typing, hand-eye-coordination, etc), but it teaches real life scenarios. It is not just a game, for her it is real. While I do not recommend it for anyone under 6, I think it would be great for a child up to 13 (girls more than boys). Games and quiz questions very in difficulty by age.