Category: Kid’s Creative Journeys

An Eclectic and Effective Approach to Foreign Language Studies

One of the most universal plights of the average homeschooled highschooler is the matter of learning a language, as four years of language studies are required for entrance into most colleges. Since homeschoolers are both blessed and burdened, depending on the situation, with the removal of the guidelines and restrictions that bind your ordinary public high school student, many homeschooled teens and parents of homeschooled teens turn to groups, forums, and other networks of exchange in search of the most effective means of studying a language at a mature college preparatory level. This is by no means a pointless...

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The Best of the Best: The Graphic Novel Buyer’s Guide

Graphic novels make great Holiday gifts. They are fun to read, because they can go into more detail than a normal book. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This doesn’t necessarily mean graphic novels lead to more creative thinking on the part of the reader, but because graphic novels use words and illustrations to progress through the story this does away with the need to describe visual things using words alone. The meaning of the author and illustrator is much less up to interpretation. Therefore you better understand the experience specifically designed for you by...

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How to Get Started With Coding

Sean hanging out with a friend at Stanford. If I were to give one piece of advice to new programmers it would be to have fun. A popular stigma is that programming is a monotonous task where geeks stare at screens of gibberish day and night. But this is not true, except sometimes when you put off fixing a bug all week. Coding is creative, engaging, and fun. In my case coding started with a love of video games and watching YouTube videos. When my mom saw how well I was doing on my own, she had me take...

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Music and Spain

By Sean Lee I have had a passion for music all my life. I was eleven months old when my love of music was discovered. We were at a party, and I wanted to be set down. A dude started playing the guitar, and I crawled over to him. I pulled myself into a standing position, using his leg. Then I stood there holding onto his leg and I watched him play, and dancing to the music. When I was two my main jams were Alvin and The Chipmunks’ Christmas album and anything Barney sang. Now from gangster rap...

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I rode a motorcycle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 So that was awesome. You have no idea how many times I have heard Americans say, god they’re such crazy drivers, they’re gonna kill us, that type of thing. I like to say, they’re such GOOD drivers. India forces you to be a great driver; you can’t help it. Now this is how it works ranked from the worst to best I have ever experienced, East Coast drivers, sorry Aunt Marcie, Europeans, sorry Kate, West Coast drivers, and lastly Indians haha. Our taxi driver jokingly said, “When you’re driving your...

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