Favorite Books – Picture Books

Clear the shelves!  It’s time to pick out a good book! This is the second post of a 5-part series dedicated to our favorite books for children and youth. Part 1: Audiobooks Part 2: Picture Books Part 3: Easy Readers Part 4: Chapter Books Part 5: Read-Aloud Books My kids are mostly finished with picture…

Favorite Books – Audiobooks

This is the first post of a 5-part series dedicated to our favorite books for children and youth. Part 1: Audiobooks Part 2: Picture Books Part 3: Easy Readers Part 4: Chapter Books Part 5: Read-Aloud Books One of the most fun and unanticipated benefits of being a parent is that I have thoroughly enjoyed…

Spaced Out

My 15 year old is currently obsessed with space.  He wakes up in the morning thinking about rockets.  He goes to bed at night and dreams about space travel.  He spends his days thinking about rockets, and how to build one. So what can we do with this interest in space? Astronomy Days at the…

Review: Singapore Math Primary Workbooks

While we don’t generally follow any set curriculum, we did use Singapore Math. Singapore Math publishes a variety of materials, and my kids each worked through the entire set of “Primary Math Workbooks, U.S. Editions” 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, and 6B. I ended up with the Level 5…