Back in October 2018 I recorded a podcast with Homeschool Snapshots and it was released in mid-December. It was a lot of fun and I hope you will check it out! HSP 074 Emily Cook: A Structured Approach to Interest-Led Learning The Homeschool Snapshots podcast is all about getting a glimpse into the lives of … Continue reading "A Structured Approach to Interest-Led Learning Podcast"
Its that time of year again when we can start to announce our 2019 travel plans so you can try to attend a secular homeschool convention and catch Build Your Library in person. So far, we only have one conference appearance scheduled. We will update this page if any new dates or events come up. [MARCH 2019 – Williamsburg, VA] … Continue reading "Build Your Library on Tour 2019"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s December 2018 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 12/10/18 6:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the beginning, … Continue reading "December 2018 Monthly Newsletter"
Every year I set various reading goals for myself. One of those goals is to try to complete a categorical reading challenge list. Read a book that has been adapted into a movie Read a story based in mythology Read a book released this year etc. I’ve done several of the popular ones over the … Continue reading "2019 Build Your Library Reading Challenge"
Have you ever noticed the wide-spread use of “light” in December’s winter holiday celebrations? As we approach the Winter Solstice, colorful lights and candles often have symbolic meanings as well as their welcome bit of cheer – whether it is a public Tree Lighting Ceremony or candles within your own dwelling. Are you celebrating any … Continue reading "Lighting Up Your Long Winter Nights"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s November 2018 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 11/19/18 6:00 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the beginning, … Continue reading "November 2018 Monthly Newsletter"
It’s my favorite time of year! The air is crisp, we’re bundled up in fuzzy socks and cozy sweaters, and my children and I are baking up a storm! There’s just something so homey and warm about a Christmas tree and holiday lights. It makes me want to snuggle on the couch with a good … Continue reading "Shop Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!"
I am so thrilled to announce that our sixth installment of the Harry Potter unit studies is finished and ready to purchase! Half-Blood Prince happens to be one of my favorites in the series, mainly because I love getting backstory and this novel is chock-full of it! Harry is back at Hogwarts for his sixth … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Thanksgiving is a bit of a controversial holiday. There are many, many books and resources on the market to help you teach it to your children, but by and large, those books and resources focus on a mythology rather than the actuality of the English coming to America. How much should we teach our young … Continue reading "My Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Younger Children"
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"