Part 1 of Our Feature on The Torchlighters Video Series The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith is an animated series featuring the stories of heroes and heroines from history. Designed for kids ages 8 – 12, each 30-minute episode teaches history while inspiring kids with stories of those who served the Lord and overcame difficulties. Right… Continue reading Get FREE Study Guides and Activities for The Torchlighters Video Series
Download-a-Month Club Sale! Do your kids love audio books? Do you have an auditory learner? Subscribe to the Jim Hodges Download-a-Month Club before the end of the January and pay only $5.99 a month to get access to one audiobook download per month. The regular price for each download is $18! Simply agree… Continue reading Jim Hodges Download-a-Month Club SALE
“In our way, we, the blind, are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg. It is true that the dot system is very different from ordinary print, but these raised letters are, under our fingers, precious seeds from which has grown our intellectual harvest. Without the braille dot system, how incomplete and… Continue reading Louis Braille and the Power of Perseverance
Set in early 19th century New England, Ox-Cart Man takes us on a farmer’s lyrical journey through the months and seasons of the year. The story is a revised version of a narrative poem published in a 1977 issue of The New Yorker. The author, Donald Hall, went through 19 different drafts before finalizing his… Continue reading Through the Year with Ox-Cart Man
Right now we’re enjoying some of the audiobooks we purchased during the Audible “Kids’ Listening Sale” on Amazon. We don’t have an Audible membership, so it has been fantastic to be able to take advantage of these deals. Even better, since these are downloads, we don’t have to wait to start enjoying them. My… Continue reading A New Giveaway, a Freebie, and the Amazon Kids’ Listening Sale
This year we are introducing Thanksgiving-themed artwork into our picture studies. Though a true picture study is normally stretched out over a term, we will be discussing the following paintings during our American history time, so we’ll be using a simple, modified approach. If you are new to Charlotte Mason picture studies, check out this post… Continue reading Thanksgiving in Art: Five Great Works for Picture Study
Our “story” for this post is meant to be a conversation starter rather than tell a complete story. The Animated History of Aviation, a three-minute video from Utah Valley University’s School of Aviation Science, takes you on a brief tour of aircraft and aeronautic inventions throughout history and introduces you to the creators of… Continue reading The History of Flight
Win a Set of Character-Building Children’s Books! I’m so excited to announce our first children’s book giveaway! You can head over to our Facebook page to enter the contest. Please enter on the “pinned” post (it’s the post with the above picture on it). ONE winner receive the complete Tales of the RAF book collection… Continue reading Our First Giveaway! Win the Complete Tales of the RAF Book Collection!
We’ve had so much fun studying American history and geography this year, but sometimes it was overwhelming putting our own studies together. Being overwhelmed can certainly take the fun out of a project! Along the way, I compiled this huge list of resources we used (or plan to use), and I’m so happy to share… Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of the US with Geography Resources!
You Don’t Want to Miss This! Since we are immersed in American history this year, I plan to introduce my kids to the American Girl series. This will be the first time I’ve read them! I’ve recently picked up a few of the books, but I was super excited to find the downloadable versions… Continue reading Huge American Girl Audiobook Sale!