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Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
This semester the kids and I have been diving deep into this popular history series, and recently I read aloud to them the Greek myth of the Minotaur.
Hearing the description of this half human/half beast, my Elijah (age 10) piped up with an eager hand raised and an observation:
“That reminds me of Caliban.”
Caliban, as in another beastly/human character from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which we studied last spring. And I loved that this literary allusion came from my 10-year-old son, who has developmental delays and hasn’t yet crossed the threshold to independent reading.
Every child can have a positive relationship with Shakespeare, if the master playwright is introduced well.