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Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

Beautiful Poetry Anthologies for Children

In honor of national poetry month, here is a list of my favorite poetry anthologies to use with children. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (My favorite illustrated versions are by Tasha Tudor and Jessie Willcox Smith.) A Child’s Book of Poems by Gyo Fujikawa A Child’s Treasury of Poems by Mark… Continue Reading

Beautiful Baby Books: A List of Recommendations

Beautiful Baby Books: A List of Recommendations

I got a great question recently, and it’s one I’ve given a lot of thought to since Christopher was born last June. The question was about baby and toddler books. Last summer I went through our picture books and board books to set up the bookshelves in our nursery, and what I found is that… Continue Reading

Help your children learn the content of Scripture

Help your children learn the content of Scripture

Several years ago when my oldest was beginning his homeschooling in earnest and my wife and I were choosing our curricula for different school subjects, I set out to find just the right Bible curriculum. Our family does regularly read the Bible together as a family, but it is my firm belief that it also… Continue Reading

How to make sure your children are included

How to make sure your children are included

Whether or not your are convinced of a fully family-integrated church model or simply see the value of children in worship and other interactions with mature Christians, these are some great suggestions: How Children are Left Out in a Family Integrated Church | Blog | NCFIC Continue Reading

Order your Christmas Family Devotional Now!

Order your Christmas Family Devotional Now!

A few years ago we published a new daily devotional for the Christmas season by Pastor Taigen Joos that has been very well-received. This devotional is perfect for both families and individuals to use as they prepare to worship Christ during the Christmas season. Each daily reading is a rich, yet brief meditation on an event or characteristic… Continue Reading

Why music should be central in your homeschool

Why music should be central in your homeschool

My goal in this essay is to convince you that it is important that music be a part of your homeschool. My goal is to persuade you that music is essential to your children’s educational development. For you this may not be necessary — you recognize the benefits of music in the lives of your children. But perhaps you view music… Continue Reading

A Homeschool Mom Reads: My Book List for 2016

A Homeschool Mom Reads: My Book List for 2016

First of all, if you follow this series, you know I didn’t post the books I read in October through December. The truth is, I can’t remember all of them! I’m usually very good at keeping track on Goodreads, but we did a lot of traveling, which meant a lot of library downloads to my… Continue Reading

Review: Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook

Review: Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook

Today I’m reviewing the Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook by Stephen Elkins, published by Wonder Kids, a division of Tyndale. This retails for $14.99 (currently $10.95 on Amazon). A few notes about the format: Comes in a padded hardback with 173 colorfully illustrated paper pages Scripture verses taken from the NLT (and a few from… Continue Reading

New Facebook Group for Sharing Family Resources

New Facebook Group for Sharing Family Resources

We’ve started a brand new Facebook community, Religious Affections Family Resources, for Christian families to share and discuss the best in books, music, and educational resources for cultivating beauty and imagination in our children! In this group, we plan to share carefully selected resources from around the web (and print media), link to resource sales… Continue Reading

Children’s Books Shopping List (with FREE download)

Children’s Books Shopping List (with FREE download)

Our library book sale is coming up this month, plus I’ve been frequenting our local Half Price Books, so I recently made myself a book list to take along anytime I’m doing book shopping. I’ve gleaned these books from Sarah Clarkson’s Read for the Heart (I explain why I like this better than Honey for… Continue Reading

A Homeschool Mom Reads: August and September

A Homeschool Mom Reads: August and September

August: August was back to school month for us as well as me getting ready to speak at a conference, so, while I didn’t get much read, two out of three of my books were excellent. Caught Up in a Story by Sarah Clarkson I bought this after listening to Sarah on a podcast at… Continue Reading

A Child Was Bored in the Service

A Child Was Bored in the Service

I’ve been saying this for a long time! We shall be ill-equipped for living if we do not come armed and trained to be bored much of the time. When children have been taught to sit still at home, and hear the word of God read each day, and listen to parents coming with thanksgiving… Continue Reading

The Family Integrated Sermon

The Family Integrated Sermon

Scott Brown provides some helpful tips for helping your children engage with the sermon: 1. Familiarize your family with the sermon text 2. Prepare your family to hear the sermon 3. Help your family during the sermon 4. Discuss it with your family after the sermon Read the whole thing: The Family Integrated Sermon | Blog… Continue Reading

Article 14: On Our Children

Article 14: On Our Children

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series A Conservative Christian Declaration You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series”A Conservative Christian Declaration”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.  This is a series to further explain the articles of “A Conservative Christian Declaration.” . We affirm the necessity of passing these values to our children through… Continue Reading

K-12 Downloadable Homeschool Schedules

K-12 Downloadable Homeschool Schedules

In this very helpful post from Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood, Brandy offers free downloadable spreadsheets of the suggested daily schedules from The Well-Trained Mind for kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade. The Well-Trained Mind was one of the resources I kept going back to when I developed our daily homeschool schedule. It’s a great starting place that offers some realistic perspective on… Continue Reading