We have many, many Dover coloring books, and they have changed the life of at least one of our children. Miss 12 spends hours carefully coloring fashions of the past. She has learned so much history simply from studying the pictures and reading the captions. In fact, when she looks at paintings she can date them accurately, just by what the people are wearing! She’s
Nature study is something my family has only been doing for a few months now. When I began looking for something to hold my hand as we jumped into the nature study waters I came across the NaturExplorers series by Shining Dawn Books. These downloadable unit studies were just what I needed. I received Constant Conifers ($12.00) for my family to review. Packed into each unit
Gone are the days of buying separate science curriculum for various levels. Focusing on different topics in multiple grades. For me, as homeschool parent, I no longer have to set aside time to “do science” with each child. Everyone is learning together. A unit study approach for the whole family. Four years worth of units for grades 1-8. Each with 3 units God’s Design for
As many moms out there can probably relate to, I have a son that’s obsessed with SCIENCE!! Or maybe more accurately, I have a son that’s obsessed with reading science books. He can fly through a book in a day and if I can’t find him, I can almost count on the fact that he’s off somewhere reading. I know, only a homeschool kid, right??
Have you ever wanted to identify the bird that likes to perch right outside your kitchen window? Or better yet, to be able to say, “here comes our cardinal, he’s announcing his approach to the feeder,” just by hearing his call? Our family’s love of birds has developed over the years. We’ve enjoyed studying and watching birds as well as creating a bird habitat in
Nature study can be so rewarding and memorable for our kids, but sometimes getting the motivation to go outside and go on nature walks can be tough. Especially when the weather is cold and there’s lots to do inside the house. For me, I felt like I wanted to do fun nature walks, but had no direction. And for this list-making, plan-it-out kind of mama,
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess is a delightful blend of storytelling and nature study. Published originally in 1919, Burgess meticulously weaves the non-fiction details of bird life into the fictional account of a curious rabbit named Peter. As Peter explores his surroundings, the Old Orchard, the Green Forest, the Green Meadows and even the banks of the Big River and its
Several months ago a slim little volume caught my eye on the clearance rack at Half-Price Books. Sometimes, the clearance rack leads me astray—all of those cheap books just screaming my name—but not this time! Easy Make and Learn Projects: Human Body by Donald M. Silver and Patricia J. Wynne was perfect for our study of the human body. The cover proclaims that there are