I have the cutest book to review for you today, another great addition to your bookshelf. Natures Day is written by Kay Maguire and illustrated by Danielle Kroll. The quality of this book is wonderful. This hardcover book has a canvas-like texture and the title has been slightly recessed into it making it feel and look like a quality book. I’m quite a tactile person
This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
We all appreciate any help we can get in teaching anything to do with Shakespeare. How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig is a guide to teaching your children to memorize some of the best passages from Shakespeare. This post contains affiliate links because I own this book and highly recommend it. See full disclosure policy for more details. This book uses memorization
Today I am sharing with you a fun website to introduce your students to touch-typing. Dance Mat Typing is a fun online program provided by the BBC. BBC Bitesize is an online study support website for children of all ages. There are many other fun, helpful programs so be sure to look around the Bitesize webpage for more helpful resources. Dance Mat Typing – Why Learn to Touch
Our very favourite homeschool resource for Art Appreciation for the elementary years is Mike Venezia’s Getting to know the World’s Greatest Artists book series. I’ve never considered myself to be an art lover. In fact, before I started homeschooling, it’s not something I thought about very much at all. Sure, the names of a few famous artists may have sounded a bit familiar to me,
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12 (Year
Grammar is a subject near and dear to my heart. I know not everyone can (or will) admit to that, but there it is. Throughout my children’s elementary years, we explored several different grammar curricula, and all have had their good points. This year, however, I came across a FREE curriculum that is thorough and easy to use and free. (Did I mention that already?
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