Teaching our kids happens everywhere. Creating a learning life happens no matter how you educate your kids. It's not about "school". Learn how to explore, teach, and embrace this family life with tips from one who is living in it.
Orange Shirt Day: A Native American Book List for Kids
Orange Shirt Day is a Canadian Day that was started to remember specifically the wrongs done by residential schools. It has been renamed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here's a great list of children's picture books to encourage you to start the conversation about Native American history in your family or school.
Picture Book Illustrator Study: Science with Jason Chin
Scientific topics come to life with award-winning picture book author and illustrator Jason Chin. Don't just read them. Learn about the illustrator, study the details in his paintings, and compare them across his books. Take a deep dive into picture books at a new level!
Homeschool Geography Without the Boring Textbooks
Let's learn geography in a way that actually means something so it will stick! But out down the textbooks and boring curriculum. All you need are beautiful informative books, a library card, and maps - and travel! Check out these books and supplies to get started and simplify world geography with these tips.
Reading Through History: John F. Kennedy
Make history from the 1960s come alive with a family study of John F. Kennedy. With this list of available books and movies, this time in American history will come alive. Use the timeline and discussion questions to take the learning to a deeper level. Learning about JFK is a great way to tie in so much other history.
Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists
Dive into American history and deeper learning conversations with excellent picture books. Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown to learn the impact they had on Slavery and Black Rights. Black history shouldn’t just be for a month, and this book list will help you make it an essential part of your family and classroom learning.
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