August 27, 2012

It’s back to school week for many homeschoolers and I thought it would be fun to share an activity that we have done in the past. I created a Book Scavenger Hunt for my kids and it was so much fun! We have a massive home library with books in every room of our house, … Continue reading "Freebie – Go on a Book Scavenger Hunt!"


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August 23, 2012

Narration is really the backbone of the Charlotte Mason philosophy, and a major tenet of the Build Your Library curriculum. At it’s core, narration is simply telling back what you read or heard. It is a way to sharpen listening skills. Narration takes the place of reading comprehension and tests – you no longer need … Continue reading "What is Narration?"


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August 19, 2012

Dictation is really the majority of our language arts. It is a tried and true method and has been used successfully for centuries. If used correctly, I feel that dictation covers so many aspects, that it really can be the basis of any language arts program.  It adequately covers both grammar and spelling, not to mention a deep exposure to … Continue reading "How Does Dictation Work?"


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August 15, 2012

  (If you want to learn more about our exclusive timeline figures or how to create a Timeline of Life from the Big Bang through human history, read more here.)  I am passionate about history.  It’s my favorite subject to teach and even in my free time I’m often reading historical fiction and history books or … Continue reading "Timelines and Book of Centuries"


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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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