And leaders are readers!
My main goal this school year is to nurture a love for reading in my children. Although we read everyday as part of our routine school day I want them to enjoy it so much that they naturally pick up a book rather than a random iPad or other device. I want them to carry a book with them as often as they carry their device of choice…I want their imaginations to run wild and for the books that they read to come alive.
I come from a long line of book lovers. I don’t ever remember a time that. Y grandparents didn’t have a book nearby. My mom is the same way. Now, I’ve picked up that trait.
Today I stumbled across this list of childhood books. A few posts ago I spoke about older childhood books….this one is of stories that are from more recent years, or at least it seems that way since I remember when some were published. My goal is to read through this list (as much as possible and feasible) with my kiddos. Hope you do the same!
Favorite Childhood Books
Another reason to homeschool? Although another reason isn’t needed….top universities are changing their acceptance policies and are leaning more towards homeschoolers…are you prepping your kiddos for colleges?
Have you ever wondered what kids were reading 100 years ago or more? Here’s a great list! Personally, I have several of these on our reading list for this school year and have already downloaded them or bought them at a used book store (see previous post…) but I wanted to add these to the list for you all to see! Enjoy!
This particular freebie comes from Frugal Homeschool and is a year-round planner. This is great for keeping track of the learning that occurs all the time, not just in a typical 9 month school calendar!
I’m in LOVE with this blog! With a special emphasis on raising boys, they bring you free deals and printables everyday. We at the Hope household are starting to feel the fall fever and I came across this reading challenge chart with a fall theme.
READING CHALLENGE CHART
We do a lot of online and app learning. Every week I spend some time online finding resources to match our lessons for the week. I’ll even download apps to the iPad or our phones as well. Here is a pretty concise list of great apps to consider. We have many of these already ourselves. As a side note, to save memory I’ll download, use them for the lessons and then delete them. iTunes is great for this because you don’t have to pay any fees again if you actually purchased the app.