One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries ~ A.A. Milne
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
~ Dali Lama
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. ~ Plato
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ~Plutarch
I brake for clever. Three cheers for clever! Always. Simon Basher got together with Dan Green and sprinkled the atomic and cellular world with some anthropomorphism; they've turned out some charming books packed with personality! Einstein in non-intimidating fashion is a good thing; these books would be swell supplements or introductions to materials about physics, chemistry, biology, geology and all of the other ologies! Nice gentle introductions to what is often assumed to be tough material. Targeted to older elementary and middle school kids; could be used as review for high schoolers, too. Japanese-inspired art makes the characters appealing and very likeable! Besides, we should probably develop affection for mitochondria since they do a lot for us, huh?
If you are looking for CLEVER AND QUIRKY MATERIALS to make learning for your kids more fun, whether they are homeschooled or not, you've landed in the right place. Come get high on homeschooling with us (it's perfectly harmless.....really!)
You'll find umpteen books, games, media and curricula sprinkled throughout this blog - all researched within the context of having fun while learning.
Several UNIT STUDIES are detailed, too. Click on the link under "Categories" in the left side bar to go grab some great resources!
We are getting set to launch into homeschooling highschool for the 2014-2015 school year. The most recent posts will focus on this undertaking. Ninth grade, here we come.