The 40 Best Classic Read Alouds for Kids

The 40 Best Classic Read Alouds for Kids

I really value a lot of the classics. We definitely don't just read classics (which you'll realize right away when you look at our books lists), but there is a reason these books have stood the test of time. This is a great book list for those in grades one through three (and up, I really enjoy these books too!).…
Can Kids Really Learn Through Play?

Can Kids Really Learn From Play?

Two years ago at this time we were facing the idea of Raeca going into kindergarten in the fall. We had enrolled her in the same semi-private school we had both attended for the majority of our education (Jared went there from K-12 and I did from 5-12). I remember thinking about how kindergarten had moved towards a play-based education…
Picture Books Published in April we are Looking Forward to Reading

Books We Are Looking Forward To – April 2017

Once again, there are lots of good books coming out this month! Unfortunately our provincial government just made¬†huge cuts to the library budget which means we are going to have significantly less access to books. *tears* But, we aren't going down without a fight! Taking cue from my inner Kathleen Kelly, we are going to the mattresses! Are there any…
Books that Will Inspire You to Worldschool Your Children

Books About Worldschooling & Teaching Your Children Through the World

I believe the best way to teach your kids about the world is to show it to them! That being said, I know there are seasons when it just isn't possible (or it's more difficult) for whatever reason. I have big dreams of showing my kids the world and exploring it with them. We got Ephraim's updated Canadian citizenship certificate…
Our Favorite Books of 2017 (picture books and chapter books)

The Best Books of 2017 (so far)

We are only three months into 2017 and we've already been coming across a lot of good new books. I thought I would start a list of our favorite books published this year and then just keep updating it as the months go on. The year is just beginning and we've got a lot more good books to read so…
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