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How do you keep track of all your kids’ books while homeschooling??

We started homeschooling in the elementary school ages with some of the great classics for 8-10 year olds.  I loved going back and reading books for that age level because I didn’t read all those books growing up.  I wasn’t even a reader when I was growing up.  I’ve become an avid reader now.  In fact, my family even teases me now.  When I was packing my suitcase for vacation last summer, Steve watches me for a few minutes and asks, “Are you’re taking those?”  I replied, “Last year we were gone for 2 weeks, and I read 4 books.  I’ve got to have enough to keep going.  I’m not going to a bookstore and buy new ones on vacation.” We were on our way to Costa Rica and I didn’t plan to buy anything in Spanish.

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Educating the Whole Hearted Child

Our heart’s desire in Educating the WholeHearted Child is to give Christian parents who desire to homeschool a detailed and trustworthy map that will enable them to confidently and joyfully follow the path of biblical home education from beginning to end.

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Charlotte Mason & Living Ideas for Your Homeschool

At my first homeschooling conference in Houston, I was introduced to Sally Clarkson.  Her talk was titled, “Whole Child, Whole Books”.  I was immediately attracted to her approach and started to learn more about the Charlotte Mason approach to education.  Charlotte Mason recommends reading books aloud, as well as silently.

After reading a selection, she has the children narrate the story back to her.  At that time, a discussion can begin.  Even at a young age of 5 or 6 children can discuss simple, living ideas such as work ethic, honesty, friendliness, and so forth.  If you want to read more about Charlotte Mason, I highly recommend reading “For The Children’s Sake”.  I’m rereading it for the 3rd time.  Even though I don’t have children at home, I enjoy thinking through the best way to homeschool.

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