Reading aloud to your children is so important. I cannot stress that enough. It may be one of the most important things you do for them, educationally speaking. Most parents can find the time to read a picture book or two with their infants and toddlers, but once a child learns to read, that snuggly … Continue reading "The Importance of Reading Aloud"
Of course we would consider Build Your Library one of the best secular homeschool curriculum choices out there, but we actually have a stack of awards to back that up. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the comments and recommendations from others below! Reviews and Testimonials of Build Your Library… Are you … Continue reading "Reviews and Testimonials of Build Your Library"
Homeschoolers today have the benefit of an abundance of curricula to choose from. There are programs out there for every style of homeschooling, for every type of learner, and for every budget. It’s extremely easy to become overwhelmed and it’s even easier to overspend. I often hear the question, “How much should I budget?” and … Continue reading "Is Homeschooling Expensive?"
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"
Narration is the backbone of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and a major tenet of the Build Your Library curriculum. At its 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 a list of … Continue reading "What is Narration?"
If Narration is the backbone of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy, Dictation is the foundation of her language arts studies. It is a tried and true method and has been used successfully for centuries. If done correctly, dictation covers so many skills that it really can be the basis of any language arts program. It adequately covers … Continue reading "How Does Dictation Work?"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Build Your Library curriculum… Is this a Charlotte Mason based program? Yes, and no. While I use quite a few tenets of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy, such as narration, copywork, dictation, artist study, living books, and short varied lessons I am by no means strictly Charlotte Mason in Build Your Library’s … Continue reading "Frequently Asked Questions"
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 memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history? What about a secular … Continue reading "About Build Your Library"