During their years of elementary and middle school, my boys and I loved studying the history of America – new lands, wars, pioneers, etc. There is so much wonderful American literature to experience. Such fun books for kids in grades 1-8 to read! Here is a list of books my family and others have liked. They are in chronological order, and the number after the title is the grade level. Enjoy!
Hello, summer! What a great time to go to the beach, get some organizing done, read that book that’s been on your nightstand, and relax. But soon… you might hear, “Mom, I’m bored.” Here are some entertaining ways to practice skills and have fun, too! Continue reading
When I was young, one of the highlights of my summer each year was participating in the public library summer reading program. I loved filling in the chart. Honestly, I have no idea what the reward was!
It is great fun to be a part of something and win something. This summer, have your kids join a summer reading program, or create one of your own.
My last post was about educational ideas for summer, but then a friend linked to two articles about just having fun in the summer, and it got me thinking. I grew up in the same neighborhood where we live now. As children, we spent our summers riding bikes, playing kickball, swimming, and running back and forth between friends’ houses. It was the best! Continue reading
Summer is quickly on its way, and with it comes a much-needed rest from school! But, there is a sometimes-overlooked benefit that can be gained from this free time. A few hours a week working on basic reading, writing, and math skills could make all the difference in your child’s next school year. If you are willing to tackle this yourself, then head to the bookstore, or look online, and pick up some basic skills workbooks and flashcards. On the other hand, some children might profit from getting some help from an expert. Continue reading