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- Euclid’s geometry :: From contributor Amida of Journey into Unschooling
- Why does Sunday School have to be school? :: Not the Former Things
- Some days are like that :: Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent :: New York Times
- Using the library without losing your mind :: Read-Aloud Revival Podcast (I was so honored to chat with Sarah about library use recently–plus my kids were thrilled to be a part of the episode, too!)
My recommendations this week:
Did you know that before there was the American Girls book series, there was “A Little Maid“? These books for girls ages 8-12, written in the 1920s, take place in different time periods of US History and several of them are FREE on Kindle.
If you’re looking for a beginner’s microscope for your younger children, we have this one and have been happy with it. It’s definitely not for the pros, but is good for inspiring interest and checking out basic slides. Currently 50% off on Amazon, too!
After months of saving we finally upgraded our decade-old tube TV for a huge flat screen today, and here’s the one we decided to go with. I’m excited about being able to stream our Discovery Education membership straight to the TV (via Apple TV) so we can watch documentaries with the kids!
Featured sponsors this week:
When thinking of any upcoming birthdays and the approaching holidays, keep in mind Imagine Childhood – a unique, family-owned store offering eco-friendly educational toys and gifts online. Trishna still plays with one of these beautiful doll tree houses she got for Christmas years ago!
If you need a bit more sanity in your home life with littles, I think you’d enjoy Sparkle Stories. Elijah (9) just came downstairs after listening to one of their audio books, which meant 60 min of QUIET for this thankful mama. These high-quality storylines change with the seasons & feature plenty of interesting characters.
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost