What immediately drew me to My Father’s World is that the curriculum is the fact that it is fairly stand alone. You purchase either the basic set or their deluxe set, and you are ready to go! I adore this as our little library in this rural community really doesn’t have the variety or selection of books that we were used to in San Diego.
“I dwell in Possibility/A fairer house than Prose,/More numerous of windows,/Superior of doors.” Emily Dickinson, “I dwell in Possibility” Poetry is a flexible area of study. It can be studied on its own, and for its own merit. On the other hand, born of cultural, historical, and personal experience, poetry can enhance the study of any subject. For me, the trouble with poetry is how to
This school year I am teaching my 5 year old, Evan, to read. In my short two years as a homeschooler, I had somehow collected about 8 books to teach reading, as well as a huge boxed reading curriculum. We went through the most widely recommended curriculum with Emma, now 7, and she hated them all. Since we had such a difficult time with Emma,
Technology continues to advance, and with it, comes many opportunities to learn. Today, cell phones have become much more than just a way to call someone. But, did you know that beyond Facebook and Angry Birds (a game), there are some really great learning gems available for smart phones? 5 Great Apps For Education Super WHY! Originally just a TV show, Super Why! has
Epi Kardia. In Greek, it means “at the heart.” To me, this curriculum gets right to the heart of what we want homeschooling to be in our family – a Christ-centered relationship and discipleship between parents and their children. My Family’s Story I’m continuously searching for the “best” curriculum for our needs, which are ever-changing. Unfortunately, my small town leaves a lot desired when it
At a Glance Product: Christian Liberty Press Preschool Program Age Level: 3-5 Use as: Stand alone curriculum Prep Time: Minimal to moderate prep time before preschool class time. Homeschool Method: Traditional, Christian, Eclectic Price: $87.00 Purchase: HERE. Rating: 5 out of 5 gold apples Review: I have used Christian Liberty Press in the past and loved
My beginning readers are children who have been raised on a wide variety of literature, from Dora the Explorer books (which do not really count as literature) to classics like Heidi and everything in between. As they have begun learning to read one thing I have tried to find are beautiful books on their level. I’m sorry, I’ve seen those beginning readers where the whole
One of my favorite book series to read to my younger children is the AlphaTales set by Scholastic. I found mine at a yard sale one summer and we have had lots of laughs and phonics fun since then. Each book focuses a letter of the alphabet with an animal main character who begins with that letter. The silly stories and cheerful illustrations draw your child through many words that