Media Reviews

Read Any Good Math Lately?

Jul 8, 2011 | Posted by in Media Reviews | 2

Ooooooh I am so excited about this book! Read Any Good Math Lately? Children’s Books for Mathematical Learning, K-6 by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde. In general, I love teaching from children’s books. I find that kids don’t feel like they’re “being taught” and are less resistant to listening to a story than toRead more …

The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

Jul 7, 2011 | Posted by in Book Reviews: Books for Children | 5

Every once in a while I read a children’s book that is so good I just have to share it. Patricia Polacco makes almost every “recommended books” list I’ve ever seen. When I’m at the library and haven’t planned ahead and put some good books on hold, she’s on my short list of authors IRead more …

One of my favorite children’s illustrators

Sep 15, 2010 | Posted by in Media Reviews | 0

We’ve been reading a lot of books around here lately, and Helen has discovered a love for Nadine Bernard Westcott. I first discovered Westcott when Henry was about Helens’ age. I checked out Hello, Snow! from the library and absolutely fell in love with the joyful rhyme by Hope Vestergaard. With passages like “Hello, sock./ GoodRead more …

Two Great Science Series for Kids

Aug 26, 2010 | Posted by in DVD Reviews, Our Homeschool | 0

H1 is very interested in science these days. Some of his favorite topics include human anatomy, sea life, and, oddly enough, sound. We’ve discovered a couple of really great series of kids’ science videos, and I thought I’d share them here. Popular Mechanics for KidsThis series really makes science fun and exciting. There’s a lotRead more …