Resources for Rich and Beautiful Morning Times

The daily gathering. It's the part of a new homeschool year that we're looking forward to the most. I wrote all about it here in my article, "The Quiet Art of Morning Time." I wrote about how we gather around a table laden with food. We read scripture and pray. We get lost in stories and … Continue reading Resources for Rich and Beautiful Morning Times

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Modern History: A Living Book List

"Children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times - a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books. Their lessons, too, history and geography, should cultivate their conceptive powers. If the children do not live in the times … Continue reading Modern History: A Living Book List

Five Missionary Stories/Series to Read to Your Children

Before I was born, my parents spent just over a year living in Papua New Guinea. They packed up my older sisters—a toddler and a preschooler—and moved to an outpost in the middle of the jungle where supplies and mail were brought in by plane. Maybe it's because of the stories I heard growing up … Continue reading Five Missionary Stories/Series to Read to Your Children

25 Favourite Chapter Books to Read Aloud (Independent Reading Level for most of these is 8-12 years old)

"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage." (C.S. Lewis) When I was a little girl, I spent much of my time buried in books. In the summertime, you could often find me perched in one of the limbs of … Continue reading 25 Favourite Chapter Books to Read Aloud (Independent Reading Level for most of these is 8-12 years old)

Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews and Ian Wallace is a beautifully told story of a little Inuit girl who collects mussels on the seabed floor by herself for the first time. The illustrations (which incorporate the pointillist style) are not only pretty, but also quite fun (look for the hidden pictures on some of … Continue reading Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)