In the sea of activities available to children and families, the simple act of stepping outside to play can easily get lost. Who has time for playing in the yard when there is homework, music, and sports? Yet, research shows that the simple act of playing outside offers the most developmental and health benefits for our children.
Ginny will be presenting the following topics:
- 1000 Hours Outside, How Nature Immersion Sets Kids Up for Lifetime Success In the last few decades, childhood has largely moved inside. With so many great opportunities that vie for our time, it’s easy to consider outside play as frivolous. In this session, Ginny Yurich, founder of 1000 Hours Outside reveals how “just” playing outside offers a myriad of developmental benefits to your child and how these benefits will extend through adulthood. Do less and yet gain more with nature immersion!
- Homeschooling, You’re Doing it Right! Whereas the public school system is very uniform, the landscape of homeschool includes all sorts of variety. This variety can sometimes lead to confusion about the decisions we make along our homeschooling journeys. We know that God is a lover of variety. We can see that simply by looking at His creation. He made 7,000 different types of apples, for instance. In this session you will learn how to cater learning to the individual interests of your children and you will leave embracing the freedom that homeschooling offers each family.
- Walk by the Way, Teaching Spiritual Truths through Natural Means Bring Deuteronomy 6:7 to life! “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Opportunities to teach Biblical truths are all around us. Learn ten practical ways to teach truths through hands-on learning activities you can easily add into your school year.
- Teaching Across Many Grade Levels One part of homeschooling that can be intimidating is teaching across many grade levels. The norm in our society is to group children together by age but research is clear that multi-age learning experiences benefit everyone. Learn some strategies for homeschooling (and juggling) kids of many ages from Ginny Yurich, homeschooling mother of five and founder of 1000 Hours Outside. Leave encouraged that this is the best option for learning and for living!
2023 Louisiana Homeschool Conference
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Westside Baptist Church
40375 W I-55 Service Rd
Ponchatoula, LA 70454