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

50 Amazing Nature Study Resources

I often get asked how we do nature study. In my previous post, I shared three simple steps to incorporate nature study into your homeschool day. Because there will always be gaps in a child's education, teaching them how to learn is so much more important than what they learn. Research skills are vital for success, and … Continue reading 50 Amazing Nature Study Resources

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)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}

This week, we read, "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" (by Marjorie Priceman). First off, let me say that I love this book. It's about traveling around the world to gather ingredients to bake an apple pie, There are so many fun extension activities that you can do to go along … Continue reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}