Carschooling by Diane Flynn Keith

Keith, Diane Flynn. Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002.

Homeschooling mom, writer, and lecturer Diane Flynn Keith has decided that the hours families clock in the car shouldn’t be wasted ones. To this end, she lectures, has written a book, and maintains a web site and Yahoo group devoted to the topic of carschooling, her concept of turning travel time into learning time. While Carschooling mentions homeschoolers, the book is geared toward all busy families that are interested in enhancing their children’s learning experiences and spend a lot of time on the road. Like carschooling.com, the book isn’t a step-by-step guide as much as a mishmash of ideas some people will find inspiring and others will find overwhelming. Families who like order and routine and stick to a strict curriculum may not find this to their liking, but homeschoolers who take a more eclectic approach and are looking for fresh ideas will find them here. The ideas themselves range from simple and obvious — listen to audiobooks and a guided range of music CDs — to more elaborate activities, games, and experiments that may require special supplies and equipment or require a fair amount of attention from the driver, another adult, or an older child. This isn’t a first choice title, but it’s a solid enhancement for active parenting and/or homeschooling collections in many settings.

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One Comment on “Carschooling by Diane Flynn Keith”

  1. Jim Sarris Says:

    I just wanted to add that another way to enhance learning in the car is to practice memory skills. You could give out 10 random items and see who can remember them all using any one of a number of different strategies.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks,
    Jim
    Author, Memory Skills Made Easy
    http://www.memoryskillsmadeeasy.com


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