Homeschool Tidbits: Build Your Library’s Weekly Video Blog Series

August 11, 2022

Build Your Library’s “Homeschool Tidbits”

In our weekly video series, I will briefly discuss a homeschooling-related topic and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated!

This series will consist of an approximately 10-minute “quick-bit” YouTube video and a corresponding blog post article. As we continue these Homeschool Tidbits, we will add them to the list below.

We look forward to sharing our homeschool experiences and insights with you and your family. This format allows us to target frequently occurring questions in bite-sized, informational discussions. Please feel free to ask any further questions on the particular video or blog article comments.

If you have any suggestions on something you might want to be covered in a future Homeschool Tidbit, please comment on this blog post.

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Episode 1: Homeschool Tidbit: What is the Charlotte Mason Method? – (1/7/2022)

Episode 2: Homeschool Tidbit: What is a Living Book? – (1/14/2022)

Episode 3: Homeschool Tidbits: How to Use Living Books – (1/21/2022)

Episode 4: Homeschool Tidbits: Living Books Recommendations – (1/28/2022)

Episode 5: Homeschool Tidbits: Narration, or The Art of Telling Back (2/11/2022)

Episode 6:  Homeschool Tidbits: To Screen or Not to Screen? Technology and Homeschooling (2/18/2022)

Episode 7:  Homeschool Tidbits: Why You Should Give Copywork a Chance (2/25/2022)

Episode 8: Homeschool Tidbits: Dictation – The Language Arts Powerhouse (3/4/2022)

Episode 9: Homeschool Tidbits: Picture Study – How to Look at Art With Children (3/11/2022)

Episode 10: Homeschool Tidbits: Teaching Vocabulary Painlessly (3/18/2022)

Episode 11: Homeschool Tidbits: Morning Baskets, or the Best Way to Start Your Homeschool Day! (3/25/2022)

Episode 12: Homeschool Tidbits: Morning Baskets Part II – Recommended Resources (4/1/2022)

Episode 13: Homeschool Tidbits: On Feeling Behind (4/15/2022)

Episode 14: Homeschool Tidbits: What I Wish I’d Known as a New Homeschooling Mother (4/22/2022)

Episode 15: Homeschool Tidbits: How to Raise a Reader (4/29/2022)

Episode 16: Homeschool Tidbits: “An Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.” (5/6/2022)

Episode 17: Homeschool Tidbits: Summer is for Learning! (5/20/2022)

Episode 18: Homeschool Tidbits: Thought Provoking Read Alouds (5/27/2022)

Episode 19: Homeschool Tidbits: Planner Shplanner – Staying Organized with Just a Notebook and a Pen (6/3/2022)

Episode 20: Homeschool Tidbits: The Inevitability of Learning Gaps (6/17/2022)

Episode 21: Homeschool Tidbits: Rabbit Trails and Side Quests (7/1/2022)

Episode 22: Homeschool Tidbits: Teaching the Holocaust – 5 Book Recommendations (7/8/2022)

Episode 23: Homeschool Tidbits: Talking to Homeschool Graduates (7/22/2022)

Episode 24: Homeschool Tidbits: Preschooling – On Homeschooling Littles (7/29/2022)

Episode 25: Homeschool Tidbits: Advice to the New Homeschooling Mother (B2HS) (8/12/2022)

Episode 26: Homeschool Tidbits: Getting Organized for the New Homeschool Year (B2HS) (8/19/2022)

Episode 27: Homeschool Tidbit: Tips for a Great First Day (B2HS)  (8/26/2022)

Episode 28: Homeschool Tidbit: Tips for Avoiding Homeschooling Burn Out (B2HS) (9/2/2022)

Episode 29: Homeschool Tidbit: Build Your Own Timeline 101 (B2HS) (9/9/2022)

Episode 30: Homeschool Tidbits: Five Tips to Make History Come Alive! (9/16/2022)

Episode 31: Homeschool Tidbits: Five Book Recommendations to Build Empathy (9/30/2022)

Episode 32: Homeschool Tidbits: Morning Basket Ideas for Parents (10/14/2022)

Episode 33: Homeschool Tidbits: Creating a Routine (10/21/2022)

Episode 34: Homeschool Tidbits: How to Integrate Lit Bites into Your Homeschool (10/28/2022)

Episode 35: Homeschool Tidbits: Simple and Fun Ways to Teach Geography (11/4/2022)

Episode 36: Homeschool Tidbits: Starting Your Day on the Right Foot (11/11/2022)

Episode 37: Homeschool Tidbits: 5 Reasons to Consider a Literature-Based Curriculum (11/18/2022)

Episode 38: Homeschool Tidbits: Homeschooling Through the Holidays: Do’s and Don’ts (12/9/2022)


Go directly to the YouTube Playlist of all Homeschool Tidbit Videos.

Emily Cook is the author and creator of the secular homeschool curriculum Build Your Library, a literature-based K-12 program infused with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. She writes full-year lesson plans as well as shorter topical unit studies. Emily has been homeschooling her four children in Southern NH for 21 years. She is passionate about reading aloud to children of all ages and loves to share her love of literature with others. She and her family also make incredibly dorky videos about homeschooling, books, and more on Youtube at ARRRGH! Schooling. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also check out her author page on Amazon.

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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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