Tag Archive: Reading

The Love of Books: Wordless

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The 4 Moms, 41 Kids and a LeapPad Party

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Several weeks ago we invited three other families over to try out some products from Leap Frog. We had a total of 4 moms and 41 kids over for some playtime and snacks. The afternoon was a marvelous success and, for the record, a half acre lot looks very small when you add 4 large…

Character Book List for Children

Many of you asked to see our list of ‘personal’  or ‘character’ books for the children. These are books that aren’t part of our ‘history’ or ‘science’ readings. These are biographies, historic accounts of brave deeds and the sovereignty of God and encouragement for becoming the young men and women God would have them to…

Homeschool Curriculum for 2011/2012

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We’ve simplified a lot this year. As we continue to grow in the Lord and pray for His wisdom we continue to realize how artificially complex education (even or perhaps especially home education) has become, perhaps this helps to justify the idea that parents aren’t capable of educating their own children and that it is…

Homeschooling Kids With Learning Differences: 4 Moms

Around the Thanksgiving table a couple of years ago with my extended family the conversation had turned to our childhood when one of my brothers said, Wait a minute, are you telling me that I have a learning disability? He had a college degree, a masters degree, a patent and a job that many would…

4 Moms Teach History

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking homeschooling and how we teach history. History is the story of God’s hand in time and space, it’s the best story ever told and who doesn’t love a good story? Although there may be those who…

Favorite Books for Beginning Readers

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re sharing our favorite books for beginning readers. Over time, I have developed a ‘learning to read’ book list, a list of books that each of our children reads through sequentially as soon as they ‘finish’  Teach Your…

Q & A: Baby Equipment, Bibles for Littles and Names

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re answering reader questions. ♦   How do you decide on each child’s name? Are they named after someone or do the names mean something to you? Our oldest daughter is named after one of my best friends…

Curriculum Advice by Victoria Botkin {Giveaway}

If you are a homeschooler and know me in real life, then I’ve probably recommended “Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin“. Mark and I purchased Curriculum Advice Vol. 1 and 2 a few months ago and our family has been blessed by Mrs. Botkin’s wisdom.  I’ve been recommending it since as a terrific source of advice…

Free Books from Amazon

As homeschoolers we have part of our budget set aside for purchasing books, but over the past 2 years that budget has decreased dramatically while the number of books we’ve purchased has risen. How is this possible? We are able to get nearly all of our books for free from Amazon.com by using Swagbucks. Swagbucks…

Teaching Reading: 4 Moms

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Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking about teaching reading. Be sure to visit the other 4 Moms to read what they have to say about this topic: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room…

Books We Don’t Read and More: 4 Moms Q & A

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week the 4 moms of many are answering reader questions. Be sure to visit the other Moms to read what questions they’re answering: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room ♦…