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Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:
- The minimalist summer reading guide :: From contributor Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy
- Because a summer shouldn’t be without great stories :: The Art of Simple
- Reading readiness has to do with the body :: Laura Grace Weldon
- Do you need a (homeschool) full stop? :: Quill and Camera
- How not reading the news has made me a better mother :: My post this week on Steady Mom
My recommendations this week:
I love these geography puzzles from Melissa and Doug. With both USA and World options, kids learn so much each time they put them together.
(And as a global mama I have an especially soft spot for the one with flags & kids from around the world!)
My daughter Trishna is obsessed with learning about the presidents, and she loved this book that focuses on what they were like as kids.
Whether it was pranks they pulled or being bullied by others, I think it hammers home (in a fun way) that these men of power were just regular people! For ages 9 and up.
Hoping to teach your kids how to count, add, & subtract money this summer? This has been one of my son’s favorite board games for years now, where you earn an “allowance” for chores as you go along. For ages 6 and up.
Featured sponsors this week:
Get inspired for spring over at Imagine Childhood–the online eco-toy shop that outfits children & their families for life’s adventures.
Sarah stocks their virtual shelves with creative, open-ended outdoor & indoor playthings and educational supplies. A beautiful place to browse for a holiday or birthday gift.
The downloadable science mini-courses from Be Naturally Curious are super-inexpensive, created by professional scientists/passionate nature lovers, and ideal for your K-5th graders.
If you’re looking for inspiring science stories and simple projects to keep you busy this summer, these are worth a peek!
“As parent educators, we need to embrace a new notion of learning…we need to engage the heart in order to effectively educate the child. Our vision of a well-educated child is a child who has a heart for learning, a child who has the tools he needs to continue to learn for a lifetime and a child who has the love to want to do it.” ~ Elizabeth Foss