Honestly, this is probably one of the best children's books I have ever had the privilege to read. It has a wonderful rhythm that is reminiscent of heHonestly, this is probably one of the best children's books I have ever had the privilege to read. It has a wonderful rhythm that is reminiscent of her most well known and loved book "Goodnight Moon". But this book is so much more than that. This story has longer stanzas per page and is perfect for a read-to or a learning-to-read story. It is short enough for nap or bedtime, and long enough to be a one book night and to cause conversations and questions. The moon shines down on all the world, and this book is an educational tool to teach about the people and some animals around all the world.
For me this book is an absolute winner and I am so grateful that it was found and plan that my entire family should have a copy of their own. ...more
My first exposure to homeschooling was through SisterL and her decision to do so. She's a Catholic Stay-at-home Navy Wife and Mama to six and it fitsMy first exposure to homeschooling was through SisterL and her decision to do so. She's a Catholic Stay-at-home Navy Wife and Mama to six and it fits their life perfectly. My second introduction was not just to homeschooling, but also to a Classical Christian Education through my job as a long term and short notice substitute teacher at a Classical Christian Education School in Georgia. Working there was some of the best months ever as I learned about the methods in teaching a Classical Christian Education and really involving God on all levels of the educational experience as well as using a tried and true method of teaching that works so well. It was through preparation to work there that I found The Well-Trained Mind and in essence Jessie Wise. (More to come on TWTM...)
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading is a perfect place for people to start if they are going to homeschool in a Classical Christian Education method. Better yet OPG is for everyone! If you're using any method of homeschool, or even if you are sending your child to school, you could benefit from the OPG to Teaching Reading. Some children pick up reading skills easily and others may find them a bit later and need more effort to acquire them. Yet once those skills are established the entire world is opened and an adventure of education awaits.
I am absolutely delighted to get my hands on a copy of The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading! True, AppleBlossom is only 16 months old, but I'm not opposed to venturing out and making some decisions on where we might go in the next few years. Already she has a vast vocabulary far more varied that I would have expected both in verbal language and sign language (more to come on the sign language...). When she is ready, because I have equipped myself with the OPG I feel confident of what to do and where to go. After reading TWTM I was ecstatic to discover co-author Jessie Wise had continued on with other materials to aid in the education of children's minds. The OPG is the perfect place to start.
The complete set, with everything related to the Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading. Included in [the] combo pack are 1 paperback copy of the OPG, 1 copy of the flashcards, 1 copy of the Audio Companion, and 2 magnetic letter boards (1 set of the board and letters, 1 additional letter storage board). All of this is available at $55, a savings of almost 14%.
When we get a bit closer to time where AppleBlossom is talking more and ready to really learn the alphabet and to read, I definitely plan to invest in the other parts of the OPG kit or pieces like them. Reading through the lessons, I can definitely see where they will come in and be valuable. In addition to lessons that take you through the vowels, consonants and many combining words... there is a great FAQs section that answers so many questions in a clear light. This really is a book that they have made where anyone may be qualified to teach their child to read. (Even an avid reader with poor grammar like myself...)
*Thanks to Kim Norton of Peace Hill Press for providing a copy for review.*...more
I read this one in a new omnibus 3-in-1 I Can Read! Veggie Tales book coming from Zondervan called Princesses, Pirates, and Cowboys. While pirates thaI read this one in a new omnibus 3-in-1 I Can Read! Veggie Tales book coming from Zondervan called Princesses, Pirates, and Cowboys. While pirates that do not do anything are not necessarily the best roll model for our children... the lesson that they learn about being exactly who God made them to be is one of value. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, but that is so easily forgotten.
Cute, but not a favorite. I hope more I Can Read books will be free or cheap on the NOOKbook list. Same price as a physical copy makes it hard for meCute, but not a favorite. I hope more I Can Read books will be free or cheap on the NOOKbook list. Same price as a physical copy makes it hard for me to purchase since I have no qualms about leaving my toddler alone with a book, but wouldn't leave her with the nook.
Dixie was our first experience with a Nook Kids Read to Me book and I think it's fun. My toddler daughter loves to listen to it again and again.
This is an absolutely gorgeous book to share in the Thanksgiving/Fall Season, or really any time of the year. A relationship between a father and chilThis is an absolutely gorgeous book to share in the Thanksgiving/Fall Season, or really any time of the year. A relationship between a father and child (in this case father and son) is a special bond and they are real sponges to what they can soak up and learn in the right environment. The paintings of this picture book are my favorite part, but the story and learning about giving thanks in anything and everything around us is good as well. Definitely one we'll pull out year after year.
*Thanks to Candlewick Press for providing a copy for review.*
"Give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of man people..." - Romans 16:2
Another fun Christian Living Lights story fe "Give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of man people..." - Romans 16:2
Another fun Christian Living Lights story featuring the Good Deed Scouts. This time around it's Mama Bear's turn to benefit from good deeds. Filled with silly Papa Bear, trial and error on cleaning tasks, memory making fun and memories returning to the surface.