She told me one day that she was going to learn to read.Read More
Growing up gorilla is just like any kind of growing up. You make mistakes. You play. You learn. You do it all over again.
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.
– The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is magic in starlight, of course. This is well known, but because the light travels such a long distance, the magic in it is fragile and diffused, stretched into the most delicate of threads. There is enough magic in starlight to content a baby and fill its belly, and in large enough quantities, starlight can awaken the best in that baby’s heart and soul and mind. It is enough to bless, but not to enmagic.
Moonlight however. That is a different story.
Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.
– The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
A look at what we’ve been reading together this year!Read More
A look at one of my favorite childrens book series and how it lines up with Unschooling philosophy.Read More
A look at how we chose what to read this year.Read More
A look back at the books we read in 2016.Read More
Seven fantastic picture books every Unschooling family should own.Read More
2015 was a great year for reading in our house. We listened to a lot of great audio books as we drove around, and in September we started a new bedtime routine that involves reading a chapter book together for half an hour or so after dinner. Unfortunately we didn’t start that sooner or the…Read More