Stack of Abolition Picture Biography Books

Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists

Admission: My knowledge of Black history was lacking until about a year ago when I started diving in with my kids. While I recognized some of the names, that was about it. All those years of higher education and still paying off postgraduate student loans... Lots of schooling but not perhaps educated enough to know … Continue reading Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists

Brothers Reading a Picture Book

A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books

I’m a picture study rebel. A mom who wants to do art study but can’t follow through. Anyone else? When I discovered Charlotte Mason, I loved the inclusion of art study. I’ve always enjoyed art museums and frequently take the kids to them. I bought the big coffee table books of the masters, the Usborne … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books

Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

Schooling from the Driver’s Seat

Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Now, a quick disclaimer. Being on … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat