Classic literature. Living books. Fairy Tales... If any of these phrases describe your homeschooling experience, you will inevitably come face to face with a very large book containing the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. If you are committed to reading unabridged literature (and … [Read more...] about Must-Read Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
I was a fan of living books before I even knew what they were. ...a child at a garage sale, flipping through yellowed pages for a treasure. ...a school girl in my history books, craving the real story behind the dates. ...a college kid, unable to resell my books because they were just too … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: Living Books
Of my Charlotte Mason journey so far, this is hands down my husband's favorite part... Twaddle. Not so much the meaning, but the words itself...it sounds like a bodily function to me and apparently to him, as well. It's fun to say but what in the world does it mean? Simply Charlotte … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?
I'm so enamored I can hardly sit still or think about anything else. I find myself sneaking away to read a few paragraphs from her books and aligning my life with her ideas. Reading her has re-awoken my standards. Not in a distorted, idolizing way - but in a motivated way. It's been one of … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: A Lifestyle, Not Just a Philosophy
I've just finished my series, Autism: Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies. In Step 7, I discussed how to choose the right education for your child with autism. If you chose homeschool, this post is for you. There are six main homeschool approaches - or "styles" - out there. I'm going to very … [Read more...] about What is the Best Homeschool Approach for a Child with Autism?