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Mrs. Jan Bloom:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Bloom, Jan

380 2nd St SE
Cokato, Minnesota (MN)  55321
United States of America (US)

Keynote Presentations2009 Tri-Cities Mid-Winter Homeschool Convention and Book Sale (2009, TN)
2008 Tri-Cities Mid-Winter Homeschool Convention (2008, TN)
Featured Presentations2011 Texas Home School Coalition's State Convention & Family Conference (2011, TX)
2009 Living Books Retreat (2009, FL)
2008 SHEM Home Education Convention (2008, MO)
2004 Living Books Retreat (2004, FL)
2003 Living Books Retreat (2003, FL)
2003 BooksBloom Seminar (, )
2004 BooksBloom Seminar (, )
Workshop Presentations2013 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2013, KS)
2013 29th Annual Home School Book Fair (2013, TX)
1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Cradle to Grade:Preparing Your Children to Love Reading
Booklovers become world-changers, but they are grown, not born. Jan, a booklover and veteran home schooler, will give advice to help parents of young children develop strategies and lifestyles that will "till the soil" and prepare a child's mind for the hard, but joyful, work of learning from books. Caution: Do not come if you are not ready to give up or considerably cut down on TV and computer time . . . 

Sailing on Living Light: Voyaging with Great Books
Adventure, excitement, understanding, and delight -welcome to the world of living books, where the fresh breezes of new worlds stir imaginations! Beyond the dull, dry textbooks await REAL books that add life, depth, breadth, and excitement to learning. Discover how to travel through subjects with authors of books that are interesting, informative, well written, and enjoyable, books that become guides and maps as we journey through life. Jan, a veteran home schooler and author, will navigate through both nonfiction and fiction, explaining how each fulfills educational, emotional, and spiritual objectives.

Yee Haw! Books for Boys
Most boys love reading books filled with adventure, discovery, unusual facts, and heroic, courageous behavior, but their moms, the primary book finders, don’t know which books fulfill these ideals. Jan Bloom, vintage book dealer and mother of a male reader, searched for great books that appealed to boys and were well-written with positive role models and a healthy worldview. Jan will give suggestions of authors for all ages of boys, from those early "reading is too hard" days to "I hardly have time to read anymore" years.

Building a Home Library

Keepers of the Books: The Vital Importance of a Home Library

Before Romance, Beyond Romance: Books for Girls

The Foundational Five: Bible Stories, Fairy Tales, Mother Goose, Aesops Fables, and Mythology

Yes, Sir! Homeschoolers and the Military

Help! I'm Failing! Hope for the Faint of Heart

Creating Capacity: Preparing Your Children to Love LIFE

Business by the Books: Encouraging Entrepreneurs

Jan's Achievements
  • Author: Who Should We Then Read?
  • Co-owner: Books Bloom 
  • Author: What Should We Then Know?
  • Author (e-book): Business by the Books
  • Homeschooling since 1982
Bloom's Bio
NotesJan and Gary Bloom are married, and often appear at conferences together.
Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
Date Modified6/18/2013 2:15:32 PM
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Jan Bloom and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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