Children’s Books for Art Study

   "Art is one of the basics for little children. They love talking, listening to stories, and drawing or painting." Isn't what Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shares in For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School true? Put two of those together and I think you have some of the best building blocks for teaching art. I've made … [Read more...]

Handicrafts We Love In Our Classical Education

  Charlotte Mason promoted handicrafts as an opportunity for children to spend careful attention + neat effort making useful products while encouraging them to build skills that would help them to be industrious adults. Doesn't that sound noble? While she was suggesting this in the early 1900s, I think they're still an important part of a … [Read more...]

Our Curriculum Choices 2015-2016

Amazon box after Amazon box has started to arrive full of books. I don't know about you, but that's the unofficial signal to my family that we're about to start "school" again! That means I've made my lists and I'm ready to share. I'm afraid our curriculum choices list might begin to get boring to my faithful readers as I'm prone to choosing the … [Read more...]