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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How to Begin Homeschooling

How to Begin Homeschooling

As a home-educating mom for over 25 years, I have the unique position of being both parent and teacher, simultaneously. This affords me with the privileged position of knowing my children as lifelong learners in a grace-filled and intimate way. I am unlike any teacher...

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Math: A Great Beginning Process

Math: A Great Beginning Process

Experience, lots of it, has taught me time and time again that much of learning math skills and concepts in the early formative years is going to be learned through manipulatives, not workbooks. Granted, there may be children who already understand the connection...

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