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Celebrating my Elijah-boy, who turns 10 on Saturday–all my kids in double digits now!
Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:
- Encouragement for the weary homeschool parent :: From contributor Angie Kauffman of Real Life at Home
- A little parable for the 21st century :: A Thomas Jefferson Education
- Read-Aloud Revival Membership site :: Amongst Lovely Things
- I pushed my pre-K students toward reading. And I feel guilty about it. :: The Washington Post
- The Sparkle Stories App: Children’s Audio Anytime, Anywhere :: Kickstarter (So thrilled to see my friends at Sparkle developing this!)
My recommendations this week:
I don’t think we’ll ever outgrow my all-time favorite kids’ Bible. The way the stories are written still make me tear up.
We gave this Melissa and Doug castle to the kids years ago, and it still gets played with regularly. I’m all about choosing long-lasting, imaginative toys that inspire creative play.
This Christmas book explores what the holiday was like for masters and slaves on a plantation before the Civil War. Fascinating storyline and beautiful paintings made me want to invest in our own copy!
Featured sponsors this week:
Always on the lookout for resources to help us learn more about the world, I’ve loved Little Passports ever since I heard about the concept more than two years ago–allowing us to “visit” new countries and states every month!
Donna Simmons, a veteran homeschooling mom and educator, has taken Waldorf Education ideas and principles and translated them for use in a homeschool setting.
Christopherus Homeschool offers full packages up to 5th grade and extra resources for beyond.
“The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson