Delayed Academics, a/k/a the Moore Formula, is based on a balanced approach that includes study, work and service. The Moore's principal research finding encourages parents not to begin a formal, scheduled study for their children before the ages of 8 to 10 or 12.
STUDY: In the early years, parents teach their children basic concepts through reading, singing, and playing games. Few workbooks and textbooks are used, and parents respond to their children's interests. There is no formal education before age 8 and sometimes not until age 12.
WORK: Children start working as soon as they start walking. They are given household chores and they help manage the home. They are also taught socialization skills.
SERVICE: Children make regular visits to needy neighbors, nursing homes, and other places in the community where help is needed.
Visit the websites below to learn more about the Moore Formula and delayed academics.
Moore Formula (Delayed Academics) Resources
- Excellence in Education
The Excellence In Education Game and Book Store offers homeschool books from a wide variety of publishers, both secular and faith based, and educational games for all core subjects. You will also find a variety of articles and essays under their Words of Wisdom section.
- Moore Homeschooling
This is a Yahoo group that created as a means of support for families using the Moore Formula to homeschool. This is a Christian group, and is operated as such, but all who use the Moore Formula are welcome to participate with that understanding.
- The Moore Formula
How to teach with low stress, low cost, high success and behavior from the Moore Foundation.