5 Sanity-saving tips to maximize the learning for your read-aloud time

Do you find that you are losing your mind during your read-aloud time? This kid is rolling around and making funny faces. Another one interrupts¬†every five seconds. And that one jumps up to "grab something" so often you wonder if you will ever finish the chapter! Well, you are not alone! Paige has a whole bunch of funny "read-aloud-antics" type stories to tell. And we asked her to come by … [Read more...]

When should you stop reading science aloud to your kids?

When should you stop reading aloud to your kids? Never - read aloud to them as long as they will let you do so! In fact, Blaine and I still enjoy listening to a good book. But reading science aloud to them is a bit different. At what point are they ready to start reading and learning rather than listening and learning? ¬†Is there a way for you to even tell? Today, Paige is back on the … [Read more...]

Charlotte Mason would have loved these beautiful book summary lapbooks

Charlotte Mason was an advocate of living books and narration. And book summary lapbooks are a modern way to combine these two! As fans of living books, narration, and Miss Mason, we wanted to share with you all how to make your own beautiful book summary lapbooks. This method will work for any book you read! Plus, the final product is a great way to showcase what your students are … [Read more...]