Children'sBooksforArtStudy

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...]

AnimalBooksPreschoolers

Our Favorite Animal Books for Preschoolers

  Guys, seriously so many good books in this world! I get so excited when I find some we love and I love sharing them with you. Here are some books we love reading that just so happen to teach us great things about animals. They're like science in a storybook. 1. I Love My Daddy, Because... - In beautiful drawings of daddy animals caring … [Read more...]

OurFavoriteBooksforTeachingBiblicalTruthtoOurChildren

Our Favorite Books for Teaching Biblical Truth to Our Children

  Ever since I read this article, I've been wanting to talk with y'all about it. These statistics on biblical illiteracy reveal a sad state of affairs. Researchers George Gallup and Jim Castelli put the problem squarely: "Americans revere the Bible--but, by and large, they don't read it. And because they don't read it, they have become a … [Read more...]

OurFamilysFavoriteAudiobooks

Our Family's Favorite Audiobooks

Our family listens to a lot of audiobooks for 2 main reasons: 1. My littles love them and 2. They learn so much. I couldn't even begin to count the times my littles have quoted a line, asked a question, or made a connection based on a story they've heard. We borrow from the library or buy favorites. When we buy, we usually get the CDs, burn them … [Read more...]

Conversations: The Bible is History

Conversations with My Littles: The Bible is History

  I love the conversations classically homeschooling our family has afforded. Because our core subjects are on the same topics, we are able to have conversations where everyone can join in. Today I was reading out loud to them, An Island Story, a child's history of England originally published before 1923.  It's one of my littles' favorite … [Read more...]

Answering What Grade Are You In

Answering "What Grade Are You In?"

  Recently during my 7 year olds annual check-up at the pediatrician's, the nurse was asking him to answer a list of prescribed questions prior to the doctor coming in. It went something like this -- Nurse: "What's the name of your school?" My son: Blank stare. Somewhat impatiently, the nurse repeats: "The name? of your school?" I was giving … [Read more...]

3BoysReadingB-amp-W

Book List for CC Cycle 3

My crew and I enjoy reading together a lot! For the first time, I decided to make my own book list to coordinate with our upcoming Classical Conversations cycle, cycle 3.  We certainly won't be reading each of these books, but I like knowing what's available and what comes recommended from some of my favorite sources.  Getting to the … [Read more...]

BooksonShelf

The Best Girls to Ask for Book Recommendations

Do you have any friends you wish would create their own lending library? Friends whose libraries you would frequent even more than your local library, because you trust their selections to be wonderful every time? I have a few friends like that who I rely on and I thought you might like to see what they're reading, too.Christy at Without Love We … [Read more...]

ZinViolin

Cycle Two – Week Twenty-One

History - I love coupling the history sentence cards from And Here We Go with either the history sentence picture page from Homeschooling with a Classical Twist or the blank illustration page from Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.  My littles love the pictures from the sentence cards and the pictures inspire their drawings.    Plus the cards … [Read more...]

MyFavoriteSourcesforReallyGoodBooks

My Favorite Sources for Really Good Books

He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust, He knew no more that he was poor, Or that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy ways And this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings. - Emily Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson "Children don't stumble onto good books by themselves; … [Read more...]