Family Read-Alouds

We are reading all the time in our home ~ all. the. time.  🙂 When it comes to bigger chapter books, we typically read-aloud twice daily together as a family.  Once for tea-time after lunch, and a different book before bed as a family so Daddy can be involved. Below are books we are currently reading, along... Continue Reading →

Our Cherished Reading Time

Our favorite time to read is after lunch. The children finish up their studies, go outside for a bit while I finish my own lunch, tidy the kitchen, and throw in yet another load of laundry (because, really mommas, is laundry ever finished??).  Then, they gather around while I put the kettle on for tea... Continue Reading →

Book Picks {by my kiddos}

The following are books my children are currently reading and loving, or ones they have read in the past and recommend (and all have been approved by me).  We highly value reading in our home...and have many, many bookshelves!! I have organized these by child and age and will update this list often.  If you... Continue Reading →

Poetry & Shakespeare

In the afternoon, we snuggle and get comfy for some read-aloud time.  Sometimes we read Poetry or Shakespeare first (we rotate), and then we read from our current chapter book (click here for family read-aloud suggestions). Below are some of the books we have read together for our Poetry/Shakespeare time.  {All of the books below... Continue Reading →

Let them climb trees and be free

Sometimes I have the impulse to schedule every second of every day (and to not deviate from that schedule) in order to have that sense of "Okay, we did 'school' today, and we were productive."  And the guilt from schedule-straying?  Yup...that creeps in, too. But, you know what?  I have found that some of the... Continue Reading →

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