The Importance of Word Choice | There is a very simple way to teach your children the importance of word choice and that is though story telling. Reading books aloud to your homeachooler will help them learn the foundations of words choice and effective communication. #homeschooling #reading #learningthroughbooks #storytelling #vocabularybuilding #wordchoice #characterbuilding #homeeducation #learningthroughliterature #onehundredandonepursuits
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How To Teach The Importance of Word Choice to Our Children By Reading Great Books!

Why Your Child Should Learn About Word Choice! We all know just how powerful words can be and it is important our children understand the importance of word choice too! I am sure you have been witness to the effect that words can have on a person’s mood, confidence and mental health. Simple words of… Continue reading How To Teach The Importance of Word Choice to Our Children By Reading Great Books!

Family Read Aloud Tips | The number one mistake parents make when reading aloud to their children is reading to quickly! It's time to Slow Down our read alouds and help our children to make the most of their experience #Homeschooling #Reading #Childrensbooks #familyreadaloud #learningthroughliterature #homeeducation #readingwithchildren #books #readingtips
Homeschool, Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature

“Slow Down Mama, I’m Trying To Listen!”

One of the biggest mistakes we make, when reading aloud to our children, is reading to quickly! As a youth I had always dreamed of becoming a performer! I went to dance and drama classes throughout most of my childhood. I took pride in my ability to memorise lines much quicker than my fellow actors… Continue reading “Slow Down Mama, I’m Trying To Listen!”

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Charlotte’s Web: 8 Homeschool Activity Ideas

This month we finished our first read through of Charlotte's Web!  Talk about a classic! If you are looking for a story to introduce your children to chapter books, I highly recommend this illustrated version of Charlotte's Web. The chapters are short, the story pulls on every heart string, M and A liked the pictures… Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: 8 Homeschool Activity Ideas

Take the 30 Day Learning Through Literature Challenge With Your Homeschooler. Learn how you can use the books your family loves to teach subjects such as Math, Language Arts, Science, Geography and more.....
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30 Day Learning Through Literature Challenge

  Do you read daily with your children? At the beginning of 2018 we undertook our very first family reading challenge. We set a goal of reading 100 books in just 30 Days. We already read several books together every day; this target wasn't to difficult for us and even with a big move abroad… Continue reading 30 Day Learning Through Literature Challenge

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What Makes a Book a Classic?

Recently, one of my readers asked me; “How do you define a book as a classic?” The question of what makes a book a classic was one I pondered myself when I started reading more with my children. I thought this question deserved a bit more attention and that my answer may also help you… Continue reading What Makes a Book a Classic?

Helping our children to develop a habit of Gratitude is extremely important. Books are a wonderful tool for this. Discover some of our families favourites and downlad your FREE Gratitude Notebooking Pages!
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Fostering Gratitude in Your Homeschool: Our Favourite Books

>>Scroll to bottom of the post for your FREE Gratitude Notebooking Pages<< Helping our children develop good character is equally (if not more so) as important as setting them up for academic success. One of the most important character traits you will hear parents refer to regularly is gratitude! The easiest and most effective way I… Continue reading Fostering Gratitude in Your Homeschool: Our Favourite Books

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Cooking with Kids Inspired by Childrens Books

Affiliate Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I love and use all of the books, products and resources I recommend to my readers and simply want to share them with you to give… Continue reading Cooking with Kids Inspired by Childrens Books

Picture Books to help your children over come their fears!
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Conquer Fears Through Picture Books

Affiliate Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I love and use all of the books, products and resources I recommend to my readers and simply want to share them with you to give… Continue reading Conquer Fears Through Picture Books

Little Explorers A Mini Study of Kenya by One Hundred and One Pursuits
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A Mini Study of Kenya – Inspired by ‘Mama Panyas Pancakes’

Affiliate Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I love and use all of the books, products and resources I recommend to my readers and simply want to share them with you to give… Continue reading A Mini Study of Kenya – Inspired by ‘Mama Panyas Pancakes’

​6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for The Child Who Just Can't Sit Still!
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6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for the Child Who Just Can’t Sit Still

  Believe it or not, some children really can not sit still for more than 60 seconds. If you have a highly active child, a fidgeter or a child who just wont sit still, read alouds can become a real challenge. You may feel like your child isn't listening and the getting up and down… Continue reading 6 Quiet Read Aloud Activities for the Child Who Just Can’t Sit Still