Archive for May, 2010

Support Your Child’s Passion (and The Dreamer)

Chapter Book The Dreamer Reminds Us to Support Our Child’s Passion

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.  ~Josh Billings Read more…

One Free Chapter Book For Kids at Borders (ages 6-12)

Free Books for Kids from Borders

I was a Borders today just perusing, and came across their Summer Reading Program.  It’s great and this is how it works: Read more…

What Harvard Thinks of AP Classes

How to Get Into Harvard or Other Top College

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. George Savile, Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman and author. Read more…

Moms quit jobs for child’s college dreams. Are we nuts?

Education is…

One of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan (1860–1955) 10th president of Indiana University (1902 to 1937). Read more…

Education Quotes

Education is…

One of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan (1860–1955) 10th president of Indiana University (1902 to 1937). Read more…

How Effective is Singapore Math as a Teaching Curriculum?

I am a BIG fan of the Singapore Math Workbook curriculum series that is used in Singapore (they speak English!).  My kids use it to supplement University of Chicago’s Every Day Math which I don’t love as much (too New Math for me!).  I find that Singapore Math is both visual and intuitive plus it has plenty of math fact practice that Every Day Math lacks. Read more…

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Environmental Crisis and Birth of Audubon Society

Historical Fiction Environmental Books for Kids Inspire

I pair these two excellent  books together because they tell two parts of the same story:  the near eradication of the Snowy Egret caused by a fashion trend and the birth of the Audubon Society in Boston, Massachusetts.  It’s interesting how easy it is to change the natural balance of things by something seemingly so insignificant as a fashion trend.  This is a great environmental message to children that also happens to have a happy ending:  the Snowy Egret, now protected by law in the U.S., has made a come back! Read more…

Picture Book without Words for Dreamers and Artists

Best Wordless Picture Book Ever!

This wondrous book is a book without words but no words are necessary because Multi-Caldecott winning author, David Wiesner, tells the story in pictures.  And what a story it is!  If you take your children to the Jersey Shore or any shore for that matter, and your child is a dreamer or artist, then this is the book to spark imaginations! Read more…