This week’s What to Read Wednesday theme is hobbies. My favorite hobby? Reading! (obvi) Besides, I’m also blogging through the alphabet with online pal Hopkins Homeschool, and this week we’re on the letter B…
In our homeschool, the letter B is for Books. Our family culture is built on books. Books upon books upon books! Jesus and books make our homeschool-world go round. Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Little House, or Anne of Green Gables… we are unabashed bookworms up in here.
We recently had a curriculum course correction as the girls’ material was too computer heavy; we much prefer the read-aloud model of educatin’ at home, cuddled up comfy on the couch in a nest of novels, textbooks, blankets, and pillows.
We read for school and we read for fun– we simply love to read. We read independently, we read together, we read at bedtime (or to postpone bedtime *ahem* looking at you, Firstborn), and preferably first thing in the morning to start our day. I lost my voice yesterday finishing Jurassic Park aloud to the kids– it was so good we just couldn’t stop!
We depend on the public library as our most essential homeschool resource/hobby-shop.
Our love of literature trickles down into just about every facet of home life, including holidays and vacations. Being an especially bookish family, the kids and their cousins next door are dressing up as literary characters this year– the book title yet a surprise. In previous years Center Sister was Elven princess Arwen of Lord of the Rings, Firstborn was Pippi Longstocking, last year the trio were all Harry Potter characters.
Some of our current reads:
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