Cleaning a Wheelchair

Everyday use of a wheelchair can cause it to become dirty and grimy. Medical conditions, incontinence, and illness can cause other material to need to be cleaned off the wheel chair. Cleaning a new or used wheelchair properly will be worth the time and effort.

BASIC CLEANING OF A WHEELCHAIR

Everyday use can cause the build up of dirt and grime on a wheelchair. Regularly wiping down the wheelchair will prevent build up. It can be done daily or every few days depending on the amount of use. Simply wiping down the wheelchair will keep it clean and prevent buildup from affecting function. Build up can affect the efficiency of the wheels and also of the breaks.

WHEELCHAIR WHEEL CLEANING

The tires on a wheelchair can become very dirty easily if the wheelchair is used outdoors.

Even inside, the tires can become dirty. The same cleaner that is used on bicycle tires and car tires works on wheelchair tires. There are even wheel covers to prevent the dirt from outside being transferred inside. Some people even have two wheelchairs, one for inside and one for outside so that carpeting and flooring inside doesn’t get dirty. Not everyone can afford that, so the wheels are often wiped down before the chair comes in the house. Use cleaners that won’t leave a residue that can stain indoor flooring. Another advantage to having clean wheelchair wheels is that the dirt on the tires won’t get on the hands of the user who pushes themselves.

WHEELCHAIR CUSHION CLEANING

Even if there are no problems with incontinence and leaking of adult diapers, wheelchair cushions can have an odor after awhile. It may just be from sweating or from spills, but eventually a seat cushion that is not cleaned regularly will acquire an odor. Even waterproof cushions can absorb moisture or liquids, which can result in odor. Usually cleaning a cushion as soon as the user goes to bed will allow enough time for the cushion to dry after cleaning. In the case that it isn’t, an alternative cushion or pillow will work as a temporary cushion for the wheelchair user. Cleaning with vinegar or baking soda is an effective way to clean. A cleaner for pet accidents also works well. Bleach can damage material and cause bleach stains, so use caution. Be sure all of the cleaner is rinsed off to avoid irritation of the skin when the person is able to have their cushion back on their chair.

SPILLS ON WHEELCHAIRS

Most spills on wheelchairs can be wiped off quickly with no residue left behind. Some spills like milk can quickly be the cause of odor on a wheelchair. The faster the spill is wiped up, the less time it has to soak in and become a problem. To avoid spills on wheelchairs, if the person is going to eat while sitting in a wheelchair, have them pushed close to a table. Clothes protectors (aka bibs) are often large enough to drape over the wheelchair. Plastic or towels can be over put over the exposed wheelchair parts, also.

WHEELCHAIR BRAKES OR LOCKS

For the wheel chair brakes or locks they should be kept free of debris and to prevent a loose fit when the chair is locked. Wiping regularly will prevent that.

ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS

It is important to follow the manufacturer’s directions and avoid water or other fluids to come in contact with electrical parts. This could void the warranty and also be a safety hazard. The non-electrical parts can be wiped down and cleaned regularly. Be sure cleaner doesn’t drip onto electrical parts.

Wheelchairs last longer when kept clean and in good repair. When cleaning and repair just isn’t working for a wheelchair, it may be time for a new wheelchair. For wheelchair purchases, rentals, and repairs when you are in the Miami, Florida area, contact Medical Equipment Solutions.

I Am 40, Not Dead! Why Older Foreigners Struggle to Find English Teaching Work in Japan

There was a great English teaching job listed on an English job-hunting website several years ago. My JET-like contract had just finished. I was newly married with a baby on the way. (Don`t do that, btw.) And, I was looking for fulltime work in the worst way. I saw the advertisement, and it was like manna from heaven.

The private eikaiwa company offered a high salary. The commuting expenses, health insurance, and pension were also part of the compensation package. And, to top it all off, the teaching job was no kids` classes and no weekends. This was the job for me!

I searched frantically for my resume file on my computer. I gave it the once over. I spent three hours tweaking my cover letter, and I added a new photograph of me to the top.

I uploaded my file, and hit send. My computer screen flashed. An ominous message in bright red appeared before my eyes. It read, “The job listed is for people under 35 years-old.” My mouth dropped open, and I cried. (Dude, I did.)

I had years of English teaching experience. I had multiple degrees and diplomas. My Japanese was good, and I had a permanent visa. But, I was also 38. (Ouch!)

My dream job went down the drain faster than my greying hair does each morning. I regretted my decision to become a lifer foreigner in Japan for the first time. But, it would not be my last rodeo with the stigma of age that permeates the English teaching job market in Japan.

Incidentally, the company gave that job to a 25 year-old American foreigner with no experience. He flaked out on the company after two months. “Thanks for the free plane ticket and the three-year visa, suckers.” (Seriously, he really told them that.)

Private Kindergartens are the last bastion of hope for older foreigners.

Sure, there is no age limit for the JET program. And, you should, by all means, apply for the program. This is especially true if you do not plan on staying in Japan long-term. But, if you have dreams of your life setting in the Land of the Rising Sun, you should be thinking about getting a more permanent English teaching job.

Private Japanese kindergartens across Japan are scrambling to provide foreign English teachers for their schools. As you might expect, young children take a tad bit more energy than a group of 50-year-old Japanese housewives.

Well, of course, I assume you aren`t doing other high energy things with the 50-year-old Japanese housewives. But, I digress. Many private kindergartens love the older foreigners almost as much as the Japanese housewives do. (Almost… )

Many older foreigners have visas. They are married with children. And, most importantly, they aren`t going anywhere, anytime soon, if ever. That is not to say if you look like Santa Claus you will get an English teaching job. It means an older foreigner who presents a mature, responsible image is going to get a long, long, long look from a private kindergarten.

What to do if you plan to return to your country?

There exists a paradox for the older foreigner looking to get an English teaching job. Certainly, it is possible to get a good English teaching job. Contrary to the opening of this article, I found a wonderful English teaching job in Japan.

I found it at 38-years-old. And, the company (knock on wood) does not seem in any hurry to get rid of me. In fact, they consider me a valuable employee in the company. And, my salary and twice-yearly bonus matches that value. But, remember, 99% of the foreigners who come here, young and old alike, eventually go home. What about them?

The first thing to consider is the Japanese pension. Japan does allow for a foreigner to take back three years of their pension contributions. If you stay any longer, you will have to say sayonara to the money. The Japanese government thanks you. As do I, you are helping to pay my future pension. (I kid… a little… very little.)

It is wise for the older foreigner to understand the ramifications of staying too long in Japan. There is a lot more to going back to your home country beyond simply buying a plane ticket. It is easy to feel special after several years of life in Japan.

In Japan, a foreigner to varying degrees is, well, in fact, special. But, I say it all the time here to people who ask me, “Why don`t you go back to America?”

“I would be the most popular Walmart greeter ever.”

That is in no way to slight my life, but it is my rather unfortunate employment reality. To be sure, people back home would be (and are) mesmerized by my travel stories. Maybe, a company or two in my hometown area would be impressed by my Japanese skills. But, I would be a grey, grizzled, native speaker in a country full of grey, grizzled, native speakers. That never worked out very well for me in America even as a young man.

I left America years ago for a reason. I could not find a good job. Potential employers would find me no more appealing as a job candidate than I was more than a decade ago. And, I am older with a now more than ten year long gap in American work experience. Older foreigners should fully consider what living in Japan for any length of time will do to their future job prospects in their home countries.

Do you have the health and energy to actually do the job?

I am Superman. I teach a lot… A LOT. I never miss work. I give the company, and my eikaiwa a full effort every time. And, I can also tell you it was much, much, much easier to do at 29 years-old than it is at 41 years-old. (I can still run a sub-5 minute mile.)

Certainly, I am not some old geezer walking around with an oxygen tank. But, it takes a bit more to get out of bed at 4:30 a.m. seven days a week. (What did you think these articles write themselves?) Too, my life is full of other responsibilities including a wife and family that were not there when I first stepped on this island.

Trust me, when I tell you, it takes the Japanese rice right out of you. And, yes, it does take a toll on your health. I have been to the doctor for more annoying maladies in the last two years than I had in the previous four decades combined.

Too, I have picked up more nagging illnesses from the students in the last year than I ever have. I can`t tell you exactly why that is. But, it happens, and there is no doubt in my mind that my advancing age plays a role in that.

Finally, let me be frank, if you choose to spend years teaching English in Japan. It will get old, really, really, really old. You will one day look into a mirror, and you will see a grey, grizzled, (and) gaijin staring right back at you.

You will think, “Is this it?” or my personal favorite “Is this all there is (for me)?” And, your reflection will just shrug and sigh, and say, “Hasta la vista, baby.” And, unlike in the movies, the end credits will not roll. Your life here will go on. The real question is “Can you?”

“Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored.”- David Byrne

Top 6 Popular Spots in The UK for A Photographer and Tourist

United Kingdom is one of the enthralling country across the world for the tourists. The best time to visit United Kingdom is mainly during the summers, especially when the days of summers have just began, because it is the time when the temperature ranges between 14°C to 25°C making it idol destination for tourists to enjoy bunch of activities varying from visiting adventurous sports to sightseeing of beautiful places to shopping in the streets to dinning and drinking in renowned hotels and restaurants.

But, apart from this there are lots of attractions hidden in the arms of the UK which are highly recommended to the visitors. So, why not let us also have a glimpse of those places and make the list of the popular tourist spots in the UK before planning our next vacation to visit this fascinating country. The worth mentioning feature of these tourist destinations is that they not only important from the historical prospect but also considered as the best for photography by visitors willing to capture pictures of beautiful places while visiting any new place.

1. Callanish Stones

Like any other stones, these are also common stones, but the thing which differentiates them from other stones is their design and architecture, which makes them the best choice for photographers. Literally you had seen stones fallen on land but interesting thing about these stones is their monolith style. Developed during the late years of Neolithic Era, these stones were mainly used for ritual activities during the period of Bronze Age. There are overall thirteen stones staying in a circle with a huge stone positioned in the centre.

2. Fairy Pools

Fairy Pools can be considered as the paradise for the persons who are passionate about the nature photography. Located on the Isle of Sky in Scotland, the fairy pools as the name suggests has the abundance of natural waterfalls. The mixture of blues and green create a mesmerizing illusion that nobody can stop himself from clicking the flash light of his camera. Not only this, if you consider yourself as an expert swimmer then it is the best destination for you to test your diving skills. Along with this, you also have a privilege of capturing the pictures of red deer, sheep, rabbits, and plethora of birds and animals.

3. Natural History Museum

If you are a person who is keen to know about the development of human civilization then this museum can be regarded as the best place to satisfy your different queries related with growth human from stone age to current generation. Visiting this museum will offer you an opportunity to witness the historical records animals, ecosystem, fungi, plants, climatology, geology, paleontology etc. The main objective of this museum is to benefit the students pursuing research in natural history.

4. Dark Hedges

Consisting of more than huge trees that more than 200 years old, Dark Hedges are considered as the best roads trips in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The fleet of trees were planted in the eighteenth century by Stuart Family with an objective to fascinate the visitors coming to Georgian mansion. The beauty of this place can be understood from the fact that apart from being the best place for photo capturing it is also used for shooting of Game of Thrones, the HBO’s epic series.

5. Tower Bridge

Constructed during 1886-1894, the Tower Bridge is the perfect combination of bascule and suspension system. Developed on the shores of River Thames, the Tower Bridge has become the replica of London. The best time to visit the beauty of this iconic bridge is evening when the lights of surrounding sparkle in the water leaving an impression of another bridge constructed inside the water.

6. The Lake District

Also recognized as the Lakeland, the place is best destination for the people who prefer to live in the arms of nature. Surrounded by the range of mountains the place has abundance of forests, lakes and mountains making it a soothing holiday package for nature loves. The worth mentioning feature of this place is Scafell Pike which is the highest mountain in England.

11 Truly Amazing Bee Facts You Should Be Aware Of

Bees are essential manufacturers of natural honey. Honey has a number of nutritional, health and economical value to humans. With these small creatures having a lot of importance to humans, keep reading for some amazing bee facts.

1. Bees have been in existent since time immemorial. This can be proved by the history of the ancient civilization among others which refer to honey.

2. The honey bees are eco-friendly. They are also referred to as Apis mellifera scientifically.

3. They are the only insects with the ability of producing food eaten by the man.

4. The honey is the only kind of food that contains all the necessary ingredients for sustaining a life. Consumption of honey will give your body water, minerals and the enzymes. You will also get adequate supplies of ‘pinocembrin’ which is a kind of antioxidant attributed with improved brain functioning.

5. Bees have a pair of eyes and 6 legs just like other kinds of insects. The eyes are located on opposite sides of the head and are composed of millions of tiny lenses. Bees do also have three simple eyes located at the top of their head. They also have two pairs of wings, stomach and nectar pouch.

6. Bees have 170 different kinds of smell receptors. This is a great number compared to fruit flies with 62 and mosquitoes. Remarkable olfactory abilities given by the special additional receptors include social communication, fast identification of signals and accurate tracing of food locations. The odor receptors are well developed such that it would detect different kinds of flowers with pollen grains from far distance.

7. The insects have fast flapping wings. They flap up to the rate of 200 beats per second hence leading to their association with the buzzing sound. They can also travel up to a maximum of 6 miles continuously at the rate of 15 miles per hour.

8. An average working bee processes about 1/12 of teaspoonful of honey in its lifespan.

9. For each trip of honey collection, a bee will visit about 50 to 100 different flowers.

10. Brains of bees are oval shaped and about the size of a sesame seed. However, it has ability to keep track of the distance covered, direction and the foraging efficiency.

11. Another interesting discovery of bee facts is their population. A hive can range from 20,000 to 60,000 honeybees and a single queen. The workers are all females with a lifespan of utmost 6 weeks.

How to Choose a Hotel Online

Choosing a hotel online can be such a difficult decision as you never know what you are going to get when you arrive. Thousands of travellers take to the internet each and every day to find their dream hotel where they can relax, be pampered and have a well deserved break. For some, this perfect paradise dream crashes when they arrive at the hotel to see that it isn’t what was advertised online, which is why you need to know how to choose a hotel online so you are guaranteed to receive what you pay for.

The first thing to choosing a hotel online is to have an idea of what you expect from the hotel and your room. Are you looking for sheer luxury or maybe just a quick relaxing stop over somewhere? This will help you identify if you want to be looking at five star luxury hotels or you are happy with a four or three star comfortable hotel. Do you want a hotel with an on-site restaurant? What about a fitness centre? Maybe a wellness centre? These are important considerations which can help you start identifying the hotels that tick all the boxes.

Set yourself a budget before you start your in-depth search into the hotels available. With a budget you have something to work to, this way you can identify quickly which establishments come in within your budget, helping you narrow down your short-list that little bit faster.

Next identify the location that you feel you want to visit. You may be travelling to explore a capital city or you may be heading to a large city for business purposes. With a location in mind, a budget and knowing what you expect you will be able to browse a host of hotels, put a short list together that can help you make your final decision.

Always compare the hotels in the local area to identify what they offer, their prices, their services and more. When you have one or two hotels in mind in a certain area, having a closer look at the hotels and comparing them against each other is often the easiest way to come to your final decision and book your room or suite.

Take a close look at the facilities and services provided in the hotels you are most interested in. Some hotels will offer particular services or facilities that are more important to you than others, this can also help you make a final decision. Five star hotels will provide you with a host of superior five star services and facilities from free Wi-Fi throughout the building to an indoor swimming pool and an on-site wellness centre to restaurant offering the added convenience of room service.

A five star establishment should also provide you access to a fitness centre. They will have a twenty four hour reception desk and a concierge service for added convenience. Their host of services and facilities will be vast, so you are guaranteed to tick all your boxes with ease and confidence.

With your final hotel in mind, you now want to check availability to ensure that they can accommodate you on your chosen dates. Remember the earlier you book, not only will you get the room you want for the dates you want, but many hotels offer early bird discounts, so you can save money when booking a couple of weeks in advance.

Make your booking and ensure you receive a confirmation that your booking has been secured. Check the dates on the confirmation and keep it with you for a fast and effective check in experience.

Do You Know the Benefits of Staying in a Five Star Hotel?

When choosing a hotel you will find that some countries work on a star system. This means that hotels are rated in terms of their facilities, their services, their rooms and their service and these ratings are given from one star up to a full five stars. You may be wondering what the benefits are to staying in a five star establishment. The benefits are extensive and include:

Elegance and Luxury

One of the things you are guaranteed when staying in a five star hotel is that you are ensured of staying in an elegant and luxurious guest room which is well-appointed and offers you all the modern conveniences that you need an expect. Five star hotels ooze luxury and is a place where you expect to stay and be treated like royalty.

Comfort

With a hotel that carries five stars, you will find that your comfort is their priority. They have selected the finest quality beds to ensure you have a restful sleep. Their housekeeping teams clean each room paying close attention to detail to ensure that you always ensure a clean room free of dirt and dust. They do what they can to accommodate your particular needs, whether you have mobility needs or dietary needs, they will go out of their way to ensure your comfort level is met at all times.

Superior Services

One thing you can be assured of when staying in a hotel that boasts five stars is that you will receive a first class service from every member of the team. From the management teams to the cleaning teams and the front of house teams to the kitchen teams, every team member is focused on providing surprise guest services ensuring that they surpass their guests expectations and no ask is too big or too small.

Top facilities and services

Another benefit of a five star hotel is that they always provide the best facilitates and services. When you stay in a three star hotel, you may get to enjoy some of these facilities and services, but when staying in a five star luxury hotel, you are guaranteed to have all the facilities and services you need at your fingertips during your stay.

Some of the facilities and services you can expect to enjoy when staying at a five star hotel includes a twenty four hour reception desk, twenty four hour room service, a concierge service and housekeeping service. In addition to this, these hotels have their own on-site restaurant and bar, a wellness centre, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre to name a few.

Get pampered

When you book into a five star hotel for your next holiday, you want to sit back, put your feet up and relax. You don’t want to have to work, whether it’s making the bed, cooking for the family or making a dinner reservation. When you stay at a hotel of this calibre, all of this is done for you, so you can really get pampered, enjoy your time off and go home relaxed and rejuvenated.

You pay for what you get

Staying in a five star hotel will be more expensive than a three or four star hotel, but at the same time you will find that you will be paying for what you get. Five star luxury and comfort is unrivalled if you choose the right hotel. Choose wisely, read previous guests feedback and then make your final decision based on what you have learned about the hotel and the services that they provide.

Karnataka Travel: Exploring the Richness of Beauty & Culture

Karnataka is an abode of enthralling cultural richness, natural exquisiteness, and colorful festivities. Its allure lies in its flawless mix of ethnicities with modernity. Adorned with superb scenic beauty, Karnataka has it all – magnificent mountains, green coffee plantations, pure environments, fascinating forests, wonderful waterfalls, and a diverse wildlife.

Flushed with scrumptious food, tuneful beats and traditional dances, it exhibits the true feel of diverse Indian cultures. Indulge in the rich history and step back 500 years to witness the ruins of Vijayanagara Empire or to explore the Kodava culture in the attractive district of Coorg. Vedanta Wake Up! has some of the most acclaimed hotels in Karnataka.

Karnataka is brimmed with rich cultural heritage. From gorgeously sculptured temples, to infinite beaches, Karnataka has something in store for every ardent traveler.

Listed below are 2 of the most fantastic places to explore in Karnataka-

1. Sightseeing Coorg

Snuggled in the gorgeous hills and lush valleys of Karnataka, Coorg is a famous tourist destination. The place is blessed with attractive charm and scenic vistas. Alluring atmosphere makes this enthralling hill station out of the ordinary. It is blessed with cultural and historic backdrop.

Witnessing the exquisiteness of the ancient Omkareshwar Temple, exoticness of the Raja’s Seat and Abbey’s Falls, is not all, you would also get an opportunity to relish Tibetan flavors at Golden Temple.

Coorg, famous as Scotland of India, is a wondrous place to revitalize your senses. After exploring the beauty of this ancient temple, enjoy delicious lunch. Thereafter, get yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city right in the lap of the nature at the stunning Abbey’s fall and Raja’s seat. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for a stress bursting overnight stay.

2. Sightseeing Mysore

Tipu Sultan’s Palace, famous as the Wooden Palace, one the best places to visit in Karnataka, is also situated in Mysore. Also, a sanctifying jaunt to the peaceful Chennakesava Temple will surely purify your soul.

A Trip to Mysore will also give you an opportunity to spend some time with the wild. Nagerhole National Park abodes a wide range of fauna and flora. An evening jungle safari to witness the wilds relaxing in their natural habitat will surely be an affair to remember. Capture the sights of Four-Horned Antelope, Mouse-deer, Porcupine, Jackal, etc. while rambling in the park.

A trip to Karnataka is sure give you revive your senses. Visiting the popular sightseeing places, going to the known ancient sites, spending some time with the wild or witnessing the holiness of the old and interesting temples, you would have enough things to do and enjoy in Karnataka. Else, a relaxing stay at the hotel could never be ignored as well.

What is Form I-797?

When a petition or application is submitted to USCIS, the applicant or petitioner will receive a Receipt notice. On receipt of the petition or application USCIS will send this receipt notice to the applicant. The receipt notice is also called as Form I-797. After the application is processed successfully, USCIS will send an approval notice on Form I-797. Be notified that Form I-797 is not a visa and cannot be used in place of a visa. It states that action is taken on your application and this will be mentioned in the form.

The use of the USCIS Approval Notice has been revised. It has four versions as follows:

• Form I-797, used only for the approval of immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications.

• Form I-797A, with a tear-off I-94 card used when the applicant is inside the United States, for extension of stay and changes of non-immigrant status.

• Form I-797B, with a tear-off consular notification card used when the applicant is outside the United States or will use the approval to obtain a non-immigrant visa.

• Form I-797C, used for non-approvable actions such a filing receipts, requests for more information and denial.

The USCIS Approval Notice is a receipt that USCIS has received your application and contains information about the following:

• The applicant’s (Petitioner) personal information.

• The Beneficiary’s information (if any).

• Name of the petition.

• Receipt Number, using this number you can check the status of your application.

• Receipt Date, the date your application was received by USCIS.

• Priority Date, is your place in the waiting list queue. This date depends on the preference category you come under and the country of birth. If your priority date is the current date, it means that a visa is immediately available.

• Notice Date.

• Type of notice, whether it is USCIS Approval or receipt.

• Class, what category you belong.

• Validity of your petition. This states how long your petition is valid. The consular authorities have the right to extend your validity period.

The USCIS Approval Notice on Form I-797 has the information about how long you are permitted to have a legal stay in the United States. Please note that this date always matches with the date in the I-94 card. If your application is rejected by USCIS, you will receive Form I-797C, where the receipt number would be blank.

When you receive the USCIS Approval Notice, carefully go through the form. If you find any errors in it, you should immediately inform the centre from where you have received the USCIS Approval Notice. You can find the address of the centre in Form I-797. Keep the USCIS Approval Notice safely, as you have to include it along with the supporting documents, when you submit certain visa petitions. Moreover the USCIS Approval Notice should be taken to the embassy when called for the interview and for visa stamping process.

If the applicant does not receive the USCIS Approval Notice on Form I-797, a duplicate copy will be issued without fee. Similarly when there are errors in the USCIS Approval Notice, corrected Form I-797 will be issued without fee.

Haiti Gay Bars

The Haitian gay community does not have its own Haitian gay bars and clubs and for person visiting Port au Prince will be the most likely place to find bars and clubs to go to for entertainment. The gay community works by word of mouth and the people in the gay community collection in small groups for dinners and drinks.

The designated spot of these groups is the restaurants and the beaches at Lyscha Beach. There is also the hotel Montana that is known to be a bar the local gay community patronage, to have dinner and later have drinks on the upper terrace.

There are also gatherings at central plaza Champs de Mars this is where locals meet and where there are often food vendors as well as a few tourists. Planning a trip to central plaza amphitheater should be done cautiously, as its is in the poor part of town, this is where there will be singles and couples sitting at the outdoor seating or walking around in the theater.

Haitian gay bars or clubs do not exist but the gay community does have certain bars where they gather and there are other bars with live entertainment for the visitor to Haiti. Part of the reason there is no Haitian gay bars or clubs is because the gay community has lived basically underground for many years and is just beginning to surface. The visitor to Haiti will find many other things to do on their trip, along with hotel bars and clubs to patronage.

Abeka Curriculum – What is it and Should I Use It?

Abeka curriculum is certainly very popular and well known. It appeals to parents because there are teacher manuals and textbooks for each subject. Although it is very thorough and a great base for those beginning home schooling, there are some pitfalls you need to watch out for.

Lots of reading – If your child likes to read books and textbooks, Abeka should be fine for you. Be aware that some students burn out on it because of the quantity and quality of reading material.

Created for schools – Abeka curriculum is used in many Christian schools and is designed to be used in a classroom setting. If you are looking for a school-at-home curriculum, then this might be just the program you are looking for. They have a strong math and phonics program an is Christian-based. Biblical principles are interwoven throughout the textbooks.

Accelerated – If your child is an average student for the grade that you use, Abeka might be too difficult for them. Most of their curriculum is a grade level above the public school standards.

You can find their booths at many home school conventions as well as at many hotels throughout the country where they have displays and meetings. Parents like it because it tells you what to say in the teacher manuals. If you like to teach as a parent and not as a classroom teacher, you might want to adapt the curriculum or choose something more in your style of teaching.

Abeka curriculum is a well known homeschool program that uses Christian values and Biblical principles to teach your child what they need to know. They offer all subjects required by schools along with Bible. As with any book or curriculum choices you will want to weigh your child’s learning style and your teaching style to make sure you make wise curriculum/book choices that will give you a great homeschooling year.