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New Video — Homeschooling Classical and Historical Literature

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is a video recording of the seminar Principles for the Study of Classical and Historical Literature by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. The seminar was delivered in Austin, Texas in 2004.

Review of Bless the Lord — The 103rd Psalm

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We love reading the Bible to our children, which is one reason why we love the book, Bless the Lord: The 103rd Psalm by Johannah Bluedorn. It is a marvelously illustrated version of Psalm 103 with gorgeous full-color drawings on every page. In Bless the Lord, the 103rd Psalm is divided into short sentences or […]

Free Homeschooling Ebook for These Five Days

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Trivium Pursuit has made another chapter available in ebook form from their book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. This 48-page ebook contains Chapter Twelve: Ten Things to Do — Ages Ten Through Twelve. The chapter lays out a suggested course of study and guidelines for teaching […]

New Homeschooling Ebook Now Available from Trivium Pursuit

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Trivium Pursuit has made available in ebook form a chapter from their book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. This 48-page ebook is Chapter Twelve: Ten Things to Do — Ages Ten Through Twelve. The chapter lays out a suggested course of study and suggestions for teaching […]

Review of The Fallacy Detective

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “Mom, that was a red herring!” My daughter blurted this out as we were watching a news show one evening. The most interesting thing about her statement was not the fact that she had learned it from our reading of The […]

Delaying Formal Grammar Study

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

By age ten, your child can comprehend the abstract grammatical concepts of noun, verb, participle, and gerund. English grammar, or any language grammar, can be readily learned. Some begin the formal study of English grammar in the first grade (age six). We would recommend beginning at age ten (grade level five). The abstract concepts of […]

Dictation and Perfect Mothers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Question: I have tried dictation with my eleven-year-old daughter and she absolutely hates it. Not knowing where the punctuation marks go frustrates her. We have compromised by giving her hints. Answer: Dictation is less exact than copywork. You can’t always be sure that what you are writing is correct. Some children are perfectionists who want […]

Math and Pencils

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Question: I have a ten-year-old boy who has done very little formal academics. He is very creative by nature, devours books (although he did not “learn” to read until nine years old), draws continually, has an inventor’s mind (like his beloved daddy), can recite anything he has read from a book, is fascinated by history, […]

Please Read This Book

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpts from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good […]

The Tone of Voice

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

It’s not so much what you say As the manner in which you say it; It’s not so much the language you use As the tone in which you convey it; “Come here!” I sharply said, And the child cowered and wept. “Come here”, I said – He looked and smiled And straight to my […]

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