Think for a moment about how important communication is to your daily life. These skills help us clearly articulate and express our thoughts, feelings, desires. They help us actively listen to others, interpret the meaning and message of what’s being said, and socially interact with our friends and colleagues. From our very first attempts
Meeting missionaries in our geography studies has been such a blessing to my family. We love geography to begin with, yet when you add the missionaries, other countries become so alive. “Children, here is a nation that God loved so much that He sent His Son to the cross and missionaries to reach them
Many of us use a curriculum to teach history, but using literature to teach history can be a great teaching tool. I am continuing this history literature series with some of the best books to teach ancient history. Students in ancient times, sitting by candlelight, actually read history through literature. There simply was no
Many of us use a curriculum to teach history; but using literature to teach history can be a great teaching tool. I am beginning this history literature series with some of the best books to teach ancient history. Students in ancient times, sitting by candlelight, actually read history through literature. There simply was no
Welcome to the club! I am sure emotions have overcome you. Fear and utter shock probably being the most prevalent emotions. Having the weight of your child’s education completely on you is terrifying. You may think, “What if I can’t teach my child?” “They will never listen to me.” “I am not a teacher.”
Charlotte Mason, a Christian educator who lived over a century ago, has inspired me to cultivate wonder, use living books, cultivate good habits, enjoy nature, use narration, and explore art and music in my homeschool. Our entire family has benefited from these practical ways to make learning fun and help children remember what they
Homeschooling parents understand there are highs and lows in our days. Crazy days and busy seasons don’t go away during home education. Sometimes, the busy seasons turn into a routine that leads to chaos in our homes. We then find stress consumes our days, and learning is no longer enjoyable. It’s easy for us
Getting started with Charlotte Mason can seem overwhelming. If you ask inside a homeschool centered Facebook group “What is Charlotte Mason?”, you will soon be inundated with phrases like: “It’s reading lots of living books.“ “Nature study and lots of time outside.“ “It’s great for the early years but not enough for older students.