Prolific children’s non-fiction author, Seymour Simon has teamed with HarperCollins Publishers and the Smithsonian Institution to produce a series of books about the natural world. Tucked into the prolific and still-growing library of scientific information produced by Simon and the Smithsonian is a sub-series about the human body. The books in the human body series provide a treat for the eyes and a feast for
When this time of year rolls around, there’s one thing my kids ask for more than anything…”When are we going to plant our garden, Mom?” I have to admit, I’m just as excited to get my hands dirty as they are. There’s something about sticking a tiny plant or seed into the dirt and a couple months later, enjoying the best salad or handful of
Have you ever read to your children a book that explains an old fashioned way of doing things? Maybe a book about a family that makes their own maple syrup, goats milk cheese, raises cows or sews quilts? Have you ever wanted a resource book that will help you learn more about living a simple life? Maybe you want to grow organic tomatoes or make
On any given day a stranger stumbling unsuspecting into our home could—and should—expect to meet with any of a large variety of animals. The possibilities range from the exotic to the mundane: a maned wolf, a gorilla, a fox, a hippo, a mountain goat, a cheetah, a cat, a puppy. The animals residing here really just depend upon the current whimsy of my three very
I think my older children were 8 and 5 when we bought the first volume of the Jonathan Park audio series. We’ve been hooked ever since, buying a new volume each year for Christmas. What an exciting, educational joy these CD sets are for our entire family (not just the children!) The action-packed story lines follow the Park and Brennan families as they find themselves
On my nightstand next to my Women’s Devotional Bible and the latest issue of my favorite quilt magazine sits a home school how to book I find so full of encouragement and practical advice I refer to it often. Elizabeth Foss’ Real Learning: Education in the Heart of A Home shows us how to use living books and real life experiences to teach our children.
If I were stranded on a desert island with my family, destined to homeschool my children there until the next boat arrived, and I could only have one educational resource there with me, I would have to choose my library card. Of course, there would need to be a local library on that island, but that’s beside the point. All joking aside, reading with my children is
He’s such a wonderful person, along with his wife, Lady Di, and son, Radius. His friends can’t be beat either -King Arthur, Geo of Metry, Sym, Sir D’Grees, King Lell, Per, Countess Areana, Vertex, Sir Tangent, Sir Lionel Segment and others. Living in Camelot under King Arthur, Sir Cumference and his buddies must work through many complications that require mathematical and logical thinking. During