When I first began homeschooling many years ago, I was both excited and terrified. I was constantly amazed by my children’s curiosity and desire to learn, but I was completely intimidated by the thought of teaching them to read. When I was a young child, I had no idea of the adventures I could take
When I started homeschooling eighteen years ago, I looked to the library for books like The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, Caldecott and Newberry winners, and other “best kids’ books” type lists. However, with the increasing emphasis on political correctness, homeschool reading can no longer depend on traditional references. To find the best books for
I am a voracious reader. I read so much that I may have a problem. I spend as much time reading as an Olympic athlete does training for their event. From morning devotionals, magazines, blogs, classics, to bestsellers, I am devoted to my reading time. In honor of the anniversary of the First Winter
One of my very favorite homeschooling traditions has mostly to do with planning. I LOVE to plan our reading list. I myself would rather spend any and all free time (and some that isn’t so free) with my nose in a book. I am more than happy to carve out precious time in our school
I adore a good book list. As a diehard bookworm, I am always on the lookout for a good book and my next favorite author. As a homeschool mom, book lists help focus on and make goals for my son. The same dear son who also happens to be dyslexic and not so fond
If academics and extracurricular activities have kept you on the go all year long, you may be ready for some time to relax with a good book. The best part of summer reading is the freedom of choice. Nothing is assigned. Summer reading means you choose the books that appeal to you. Browse through the
“Look! A clue!” my friend yelled across the carnival ride. We were on different seats on the Scrambler looking for clues! We were determined to solve our own mystery at the church carnival and our pastor had actually let us try! He had smiled with delight when we told him the clues we found.
Thanksgiving is a great time of year to read a good book aloud together. It could be a chapter book, reading one or two chapters a day, or a picture book every day. Here are our very favorite Thanksgiving read-alouds: Pilgrim Stories This is my favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud. We read a chapter or two