It's no secret that we love books in our family. Homeschooling has introduced a great variety of reading material into our studies. The concept of living books has enabled us to learn in a way that is engaging, unlike the way I learned dry boring facts in public school. Living books are commonly associated with the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. They can be a great … [Read more...] about Homeschooling with Living Books
When I talk to new homeschoolers, I often get questions about homeschooling methods. It's a big topic when you first start researching homeschooling and it can be confusing. You'll find people who staunchly stick to one particular method without wavering. They will swear that there is only one right way. That can be intimidating to someone who is just starting to homeschool! Let me reassure … [Read more...] about What’s the Big Deal about Homeschooling Methods?
Reading is at the heart of our homeschool. When I find a good book to read, I like to pass along the recommendation. We recently had the opportunity to read The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin Going through life feeling different isn’t always easy. It’s hard when … [Read more...] about The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
It's April and that means...it's time for lots and lots of rain. But, the great thing about rain is that you also get to see plenty of rainbows! As the days get longer and we enjoy more sunlight, we'll (hopefully) get to observe these beautiful phenomena with our kids. So, this is a great time of year to talk about rainbows! And what better way to introduce them to our kids than with books? … [Read more...] about 10 Children’s Books about Rainbows
The Heart of Wisdom approach recommends immersing your children in living books or classical literature. We believe you should read the greatest classic—the Bible—the only real, literal, living book, daily, and attempt to read several classics throughout the year. Free: Choosing and Using Resources Free Choosing and Using Resources Booklet (31 pages PDF) Includes Classics by Grade … [Read more...] about Free Classics List by Grade Level
It's time to fill your spring book basket! Anytime is a good time to read a book with your kids, but it's always extra fun to have themed reading lists. My girls look forward to re-reading favorites and finding new books to enjoy, usually related to the changing seasons, holidays, and delight-directed unit studies. Be sure to save this list for your next trip to the library or shopping … [Read more...] about Spring Books for Kids