Family Read Aloud

How to Make Read Aloud Time Work

Are you too tired, too busy, or too distracted to make time to read aloud?  You’ve spent all day as teacher, chef, housekeeper, peacemaker, chauffeur, you name it--- There are countless benefits to family read aloud sessions that go well beyond the educational,...

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Paola’s Book Bites: Heroes and Saints

Book of Heroes By Amy Welborn Publisher: Loyola University Press What a breath of fresh air to read a book written for children about real HEROES. Amy Welborn has an incredible gift of relating deep truths to children in an easy manner. Her description of “What a hero...

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Featured Author: Hilda Van Stockum

Want the perfect read aloud books for the family?  One that will be enjoyable to a range of ages? Our family has fallen in love with all of Hilda van Stockum’s stories! Every time we finish reading aloud one of her books, we feel as if the characters have become old...

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Miniature Stories of the Saints

By Fr. Daniel Lord This is our absolute favorite collection of saint stories for retelling at the Kindergarten to second grade level. All seven  of our children have chosen most of the stories told in these sweet little books for their own personal saint books.  I...

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Book of Heroes

By Amy Welborn What a breath of fresh air to read a book written for children about real HEROES.  Amy Welborn has an incredible gift of relating deep truths to children in an easy to understand manner.  Her description of “What a hero is” alone is worth getting this...

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The Phantom Tollbooth

This was our daughter Anne's all time favorite book when she was little. The hero of the story, Milo, thinks everything—especially learning—is a waste of time and there is nothing worth doing. When a mysterious tollbooth appears in his room and finding nothing better...

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Get Ready to Thrive in Your Homeschool

4 simple steps to create your best year! 25+ years of homeschool experience compressed into 1 simple guide. Written by Paola Ciskanik

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Best Mother to Guide Your Family

Best Mother to Guide Your Family

 Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG Best Mother To Guide Your Family AUDIO Ever since my kids were little, they knew who was the "Best Mom in the World".... Mary, the Blessed Mother.   This comes so clearly to their little hearts and I certainly was okay with coming...

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Want to Change Behavior?

Want to Change Behavior?

 Catholic Homeschool Online · Want To Change A Behavior? (Audio) Recently the topic of changing behaviors came up. For example, you have a child who constantly daydreams or dawdles instead of doing their required assignments. What is a parent to do? We had such a...

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Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Annunciation Resources AUDIO   Mary's Yes and Our Yes! The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is a beloved feast day, for it is the day we rejoice in Mary’s YES to God!  It only stands to reason that we and the Church...

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Holy Week in Your Homeschool

Holy Week in Your Homeschool

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG: Holy Week in Your Homeschool AUDIO It's coming! That most sacred of weeks in the liturgical year, Holy Week! When the kids were little, I was much more on top of the liturgical colors and the upcoming liturgical seasons. Why? Well,...

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