We are blessed by your interest and so excited to share More Before Five in a Row with you this fall! Since interest has been so great, we want to give you a bit of a preview to feed your excitement while still keeping some of the surprises for the official release of More Before.
Hello, I hope you’re all having a refreshing summer. It’s been lovely to have a little more time for things outside of schooling—but I’m ready to get back to a routine! How about you? We recently started posting FIAR worthy books, and that idea was received with excitement! We all love great
This week I read a book that made me laugh and cry and at times want to shout amen. It was recommended to me by a friend who knows my deep passion and love for families and my call to encourage them in their journeys of not just homeschooling, but everyday life. The book, Little
From time to time I’ll hear a mother say that her child just isn’t interested in a story or her child was whining by the second or third day and didn’t want to read the book again. And sometimes a book simply will NOT connect with a child for some unknown reason. BUT . . . we live in a very, very, VERY different world than when I was five years old more than 60 years ago.
And that’s not necessarily good.
Many children today have little or no attention spans, having been anesthetized with a relentless flow of electronic entertainment. Simple illustrations and simple stories may not be the first choice of children who’ve grown accustomed to never-ending sensory overload.
One of the many beautiful attributes of FIAR is
When Jane and I began homeschooling more than thirty years ago, almost no one gave up or quit homeschooling. You began and you finished the task—at least until, if not through, high school. But in recent years the “drop-out rate” of homeschool parents is growing rapidly, with many quitting after only a year or two