Books about dragons top the list of must read books for our 9 year old son. How exciting for us to discover “The Dragon of the Month Club” by Ian Reading! A book about two friends that discover the magic of dragons and so much more.
One of my favorite things in the whole world is snuggling with my children and reading aloud from a great book. We enjoy picture books as well, but there is nothing like a fantastic chapter book or novel read aloud. I’ve found that our read alouds really deepen our bond and helps us to connect as a family. Plus I get to re-read some of my favorite childhood books.
The past year has seen many changes and challenges for our family and our homeschool. We found ourselves uprooted from the hustle and bustle of city life, and planted firmly on my sister’s farm in Tennessee. Adjusting to the ebb and flow of this new life has been both overwhelming and wonderful. We’ve found that the seasons of homeschool, much like our lives, can transition and shift. So, with this New Year and new homeschool season upon us I am focused on being thankful, making more meaningful connections, and making memories with our children. What better way to bond with our kids than with brownies, books and games in the New Year!
What if your child isn’t ready for Harry Potter? What books are similar but for a younger audience? I’ve scoured the internet looking for great fantasy adventure books, alike to the famous Harry Potter series, yet geared toward children who are NOT yet ready for the intensity that comes along with the Hogwarts life. So, here are 20 Books for Kids Not Ready for Harry Potter!
Your reluctant reader has finished the Harry Potter series…um…now what? Here they are all glassy eyed and full of wonder from their journey into Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. They are simply unwilling to come back to the muggle world, but instead wish to stay in the realm of fantasy and adventure. Well, I too have found myself in this exact position, and I’m positive I’m not alone. Here are 25 books your child should love reading after Harry Potter!
Welcome to another week in review here at Nourishing My Scholar. This is the Halloween edition so it’s loaded with the children in costumes! Fun right? Of course they don’t need a reason like Halloween to dress up. They don the costumes all year round! Throw in a bit of poetry and some great books and you’ve got our week!
Welcome to another Week in Review where I catch you up on all the goings on here at Nourishing My Scholar. I hope you find encouragement and some fun ideas for your own homeschool. We, have had a beautiful week full of books, a Fall Festival and Candy Apples!
We paint pumpkins every year. It’s the perfect Halloween activity. Especially for children who do not have the strength, dexterity, coordination, or are not yet old enough for carving pumpkins. This year was no different although I did read aloud to the children from a new selection of Halloween books while they painted.
Welcome to another Week in Review. This is where I catch you up on all the goings on here at Nourishing My Scholar. This week has felt a bit out of sorts actually, because our natural rhythm has been disrupted by dental visits for the children and a veterinarian visit for one of our fur babies. I must say that I find books like A Gracious Space, especially helpful in weeks like this when this homeschooling mamma needs a bit of extra encouragement. Which reminds me, we’ve read a load of books this week!
Another week has come and gone. Anyone else exhausted? I know I sure am. Perhaps I just need more caffeine in the way of coffee! I always start my day with coffee and now that we’ve entered into a new school year I like to start my day with a bit of encouragement.