Tag Archives: secular homeschool curriculum

Can I Combine My Children in One Program?

Many homeschool parents have asked this question, so I thought I would do a blog post to further explain my usual answer. I have often found that our easiest school years were those when everyone was studying the same historic period … Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day!

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?!?

What exactly does the Build Your Library curriculum contain? If you are new to our curriculum programs, you may not yet be familiar with the layout of our secular, literature based homeschool products. Build Your Library prides itself on providing … Continue reading

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About Build Your Library Curriculum

Build Your Library – secular homeschool curriculum, literature based – building young minds, one book at a time! Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mason in the Secular Homeschool

 “I am, I can, I ought, I will.”* If you’ve been homeschooling for any amount of time, chances are you’ve heard the name Charlotte Mason. She has made quite a name for herself in the modern homeschool movement, despite the … Continue reading

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What’s New at Build Your Library

You’ve probably noticed that it has been quiet around here lately. I never mean to neglect social media and my blog, but life takes over and projects happen, and well…you get the idea. So I thought I’d take a moment … Continue reading

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How to Teach Copywork

Copywork can seem deceptively simple. Give your child a sentence or two and have them copy it. It can seem like pointless busy work, but the benefits are tremendous. First, copywork takes the place of penmanship practice. Once a child … Continue reading

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Recommended Readers for Grades 1 and 2

This could potentially be a pretty long post – but I wanted to share some books that would work well with the BYL Grade 1 and BYL Grade 2 programs. I scoured my own personal bookshelves, as well as my … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: Keeping it Simple

I remember when I first started homeschooling. My oldest was four, and I excitedly poured over dozens of homeschool catalogs. There were so many options and all of them seemed necessary if I wanted to have a well rounded student. … Continue reading

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Flash Sale! Blizzard of 2015

Build Your Library Secular Homeschool Curriculum Sale! Here in the Northeast, we’re having a snow day! My kids had been complaining that we haven’t had very much snow at all so far this winter… I guess Mother Nature has decided … Continue reading

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