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about the book
The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
The Moore Formula

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

This is a Christian-based educational philosophy described in several
books written by homeschooling pioneers
Dr. Raymond and Dorothy
, including, "Better Late Than Early", "School Can Wait" and
Homegrown Kids".  This Moore Formula homeschool curriculum
includes a blend of study, work, and service.  The studies should be
practical, low-stress, and interest-based.  The work should include doing
chores, helping with the family business, and a child's own entrepreneurial
activities - to build self-confidence and self-control.  Daily service is
recommended, such as helping at home and in the community, to help
build character.

An important emphasis of this philosophy is that parents should wait until
their children are *ready* to learn to read and write.  No formal study is
required until age 8 to 10 or 12 (though early readiness in children is not
discouraged).  The curriculum includes unit and project work.  History is
taught thru the reading of biographies (NOT historical fiction - the reading
of fiction is discouraged in this philosophy).  Math and grammar are taught
using "Math It" and "Winston Grammar".  The Moore Formula method can
be used independently, or by enrolling in "The Moore Academy".

The philosophy and curriculum are described on the Moore website at -
Moore Foundation and Academy
"High success comes when close individual attention is paid
to the needs of the student, following their interests and allowing them
to mature at their own rate..." -- Dr. Raymond Moore