People have strong opinions about interjecting morals onto stories. Are Aesop’s Fables improved by tacking a pithy moral on the end? Should we read stories to our kids that aim to improve them? On first glance Laying Down the Rails for Children might seem to fall into such a category–stories intended to help kids form good habits. But what I’ve found, is that really the
There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, but getting them onto the island was an adventure in
As homeschoolers our days are steeped in books. We connect with the characters we read about. And their stories become a part of our story. Carrot Top Paper Shop has created a wonderful line of gifts celebrating literary heroines from Jane Austen to Lucy Pevensie. The hand-drawn prints are whimsical and evocative. Each girl meets your gaze with an open, friendly expression. Role Models for
They are so many amazing Homeschool resources available to us these days. Sharing resources is a great way to engage with other homeschoolers and collaborate on what has worked well in their homeschool and yours. Today we are sharing Our Favorite Homeschool Books with you to peruse and enjoy. Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite that is on our list or
Last year my eldest used BookShark History 6 with Readers and really enjoyed it. This year he picked right back up where he left off using BookShark History 7 with Readers, and he didn’t enjoy it. Nope, he absolutely loved it. He’s raved so much about the books, the fun and the learning, I think he’s going to be totally bummed when he finishes it
As homeschoolers it can be tough to find books about “school” that our children can relate to. Typically “school” involves hopping on that big yellow bus and heading off to the local public school building. But what about those of us that homeschool? Are there books out there for our children to relate to? My resounding answer is YES! I would like to introduce you
I think the biggest learning curve with homeschooling is finding what works best for your family. Fortunately, for our family, Tapestry of Grace is a wonderful homeschooling fit. If you are on a curriculum search, I highly suggest you take a look at Tapestry of Grace. Because I am so grateful that we found this curriculum early in our homeschooling, I share with you today
This past September, I made my biggest curriculum mistake yet. I had researched and thought and finally purchased a curriculum. But when it came time to start school, I realized that I would have to do heavy editing to make the curriculum match my student’s level. I set it aside and bought another curriculum–happily, one that we have been making progress in all year long.