We actually had two days of cold weather, well cold for Florida anyways, this past week. Meanwhile, the rest of you are still iced over and hunkered down so I say, polar vortex smortex, let's talk about polar bears instead. I love our current curriculum, but sometimes it is fun to just stop for a week and learn about one thing that fits the season of the year or your children's current interest. What better time to plunge into some polar bears then during the icy cold of January.Read More
I'm sort of sad today as I publish this post, the final in my series of classic literature for kids. We started out with with the PreK years and now here we are with some great selections to read with your high school aged children. European history, Shakespeare and a generous helping of Sir Walter Scott are all included.Read More
Over the last few months I have been sharing a collection of wonderful classic books to read to your children. Today's list moves beyond the primary age and focuses on books to read aloud or with your children that are 10 to 14 years old.
The list is considerably shorter, as we assume your children are reading the majority of their material independently at this age. It also places most of the focus on Roman history.Read More
This list is intended for children 9 to 10 years of age, though 8 to 11 is great time span to consider the titles for. This year the titles dig more into history, geography and culture. There is a focus on Greek history, the literary works of Burnett and Shakespeare and Longfellow and woodlands nature.Read More
I previously shared a portion of chapter two from Fingerposts to Children's reading, which discusses the importance of literature in the pre-primary years; ages one to six. Today, I am going to share book suggestions that Field shared for each age level.Read More