Our family LOVES books on tape. I greatly enjoy reading wonderful literature aloud to my children, but quite honestly, I don’t have as much time to read aloud as I used to. Our library has a huge assortment of classic literature on tape and CD. Several years ago, we started checking out a new book every couple of weeks to listen to as we drive
My enjoyment of historical fiction and biographies began as soon as I could read. In elementary school a new ValueTales biography came home in my backpack every week. In high school The Stonewycke Trilogy carried me to Scotland. The timeline in my mind wasn’t very cohesive, but I still have memories of people, places, and events I visited in those books. Don’t we all learn
Have you ever wondered if your child was understanding and comprehending what they were reading? My oldest son was a late bloomer when it came to reading and I wanted to make sure he understood the books that I chose for him. I came across a wonderful website called Fortunately For You Books. Fortunately For You Books carries a variety of hands on ways of
Years ago, after writing a paper for a college history class about Norwegian Americans, I became familiar with a fraternal organization called Sons of Norway. I joined and though I wasn’t an active member, I enjoyed reading the Viking magazine that arrived in my mailbox each month and I dreamed of someday traveling to my ancestral homeland. As a parent, I want the best for
From the time my children were preschoolers, and even now, we have enjoyed the Miller Stories by Mildred A. Martin over and over again! We started our journey with the Miller books by reading Storytime with the Millers. After gobbling up each and every story several times, we realized that the entire set would eventually sit on our bookshelf. And so it does.
We got an amazing pop-up book for Christmas from Big Sister Snail (we are known as the snail family at The Snail’s Trail). who is in college. It is called The Chronicles of Narnia Pop Up Book by Robert Sabuda. It is absolutely the best pop-up book I have ever seen. It is so amazing that it stays high up on a shelf and can
My Favorite Curriculum by Korey When I began homeschooling 3 years ago, I was looking for the perfect curriculum for every subject. In my first year I was so full of new ideas and excitement. I wanted to try everything and boy, did I. I had a separate program for Bible, geography, history, art, art history, music, science, math, grammar, spelling and and and……….. You get the