Learning Through Literature 30 day reading challenge
Learning Through Literature

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

Homeschool, Learning Through Literature

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

Homeschool Project Save The Day DIY Bookcase
Learning Through Literature, Preschool, Reception

Homeschool Project Saves The Day – DIY Children’s Bookcase

  Get your homeschoolers building their own DIY Bookcase. Rally the kids together for a fun family projec! One that requires co-operation, creativity, team work and of which the results can be used and admired for a long time to come. It was one of hose days where nothing seemed to be going as planned.… Continue reading Homeschool Project Saves The Day – DIY Children’s Bookcase

Rabbit Trails - Life Is The Curriculum for homeschoolers
Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature, Reception

Rabbit Trails – Life is the curriculum

Just like real life rabbit trails, educational trails are joined together in never ending circling paths; creating an information network through which we can journey with our homeschoolers. I first heard about following ‘rabbit trails’ in the context of using literature studies to inspire and direct learning in other subjects. Classic works are full of… Continue reading Rabbit Trails – Life is the curriculum

Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature

Creating Daily Reading Habits – 6 Tips to Get You Started

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss   Helping your children to create daily reading habits, will be the most valuable educational tool they'll get. The pages of books are filled with knowledge, facts and life lessons. Learning… Continue reading Creating Daily Reading Habits – 6 Tips to Get You Started