Living books are the soul of Build Your Library curriculum. But what is a living book? To me, a living book is a book that comes alive when you read it. It leaves a mark when you’ve finished reading and lives in your heart forever after. That might seem like a lot to ask of … Continue reading "Thoughts on Living Books"
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!"
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?"
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?"
(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"