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How to Encourage Your Child to Fall in Love with Books

How to Encourage Your Child to Fall in Love with Books

My son is falling in love with books. It’s glorious to see. Recently, he has been seen walking around with his nose in a book. A sure sign of love! Another time, he was seen reading by night light for at least two hours after he went to bed. A third sign was seen when, at the shops, said child was heard to remark, “I’d rather have a book.” The final piece of evidence was provided by the innocent question,…

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Mother Culture – My Reading List

Mother Culture – My Reading List

“Mothers should cultivate their souls so that in turn they may cultivate the souls of their children.” Billy Graham I love to read books. I don’t get a lot of time these days to read, but I try to dedicate some time most mornings to read something hearty and some time most evening to read something fun. Notice I said most not every. Let’s be honest, with small children, almost nothing happens exactly as planned. For me this is a central…

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Tablework – Our Preschool Curriculum

Tablework – Our Preschool Curriculum

Last week I shared with you about our Morning Time. Today, I thought I’d write about what we do after Morning Time which is our Tablework. Tablework is just our name for work done at the table – the more formal lessons that make up our school day. Our son is 4 so technically he is preschool/prep/Yr0.5 aged however, one of the blessings of homeschool is that we can teach him at his level so his lessons for each subject…

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Learning to Read – How we Taught our Three Year Old to Read

Learning to Read – How we Taught our Three Year Old to Read

When you prepare yourself to begin pulling together a homeschool curriculum, one of the first things you consider is how you’re going to teach your child to read. Well, my son kind of beat me to it. As I shared in my previous post (here) he was showing a multitude of signs that he was ready to read when he was just 3 ½ years old. I didn’t want to start a formal teaching program with him at that age…

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Understanding and Developing Reading Readiness

Understanding and Developing Reading Readiness

Our eldest son is reading at about a third grade level. He’s just turned 4. I started teaching him when he was 3 ½. Sometimes I struggle with this. I don’t want to be seen as that mum. You know, the mum that pushed and drilled her little child just so they can announce with pride that their child can read at a young age. Sometimes when people realise his reading ability they ask me how I taught him and I…

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