Marshmallow Math by Trevor Schindeler

Stars: ***** Subtitle: Early Math for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Primary School Children. A Fun and Novel Way to Teach Your Child the Fundamentals of Math. This book is being counted towards the 888 Challenge. I picked this book up while looking for ways to teach my toddler math and boy am I glad I did.… Read More »

The Complete Home Learning Source Book by Rebecca Rupp

Stars: *** 1/2 Subtitle: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject From Arithmetic to Zoology. As this is a resource guide, I didn’t read it cover to cover and so also won’t be adding it to my Books Read in September list either. The book was written in 1998 and… Read More »

The Reading Solution by Paul Kropp

Stars: ***** This book was read for the 888 Challenge and Canadian Book Challenge 2. The full title is: The Reading Solution: Making Your Child a Reader for Life “If you are a parent you need to read this book.” – from the Foreword by Robert Munsch WOW! I was looking for a book to… Read More »

Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax

Stars: *** 1/2 The full title is Homeschooling for Excellence: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education – And Why You Absolutely Must. This book was counted towards the Casual Reading Challenge and 888 Challenge. So far I’ve read two kinds of Homeschooling books: story collections and instructional manuals. This book is a mixture… Read More »

Any Child Can Swim by Jeanelle Ankeney

Stars: ***1/2 Subtitle: A joyful method of teaching swimming to preschoolers – from infancy on. This book is being counted towards the Non-Fiction Five challenge. I picked this book up because my daughter was in swimming lessons and having a hard time and I wanted some pointers. The book is actually for parents to teach… Read More »

The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith

Stars: ***** Subtitle: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom This book was counted towards the 888 challenge. Unschooling is a type of homeschooling that is child-led. You can learn more here. Although I had already decided I was going to go in the middle ground with my kids, (not unschooling but… Read More »

The Basic Steps to Successful Homeschooling

A book review of The Basic Steps to Successful Homeschooling by Vicki A. Brady Stars: *** Vital Issues Press (1996)Homeschooling208 pages This book was read for the Casual Reading Challenge and 888 Challenge. This is another smaller book, almost exactly the same size as Homeschooling for Excellence. This is a book for those who have… Read More »