Why Every Parent Can and Should Teach Their Children Latin

Why Every Parent Can and Should Teach Their Children Latin

If you are homeschooling, or you have a child in school somewhere, you really should consider teaching your child Latin. It isn’t difficult to teach the beginning years, and I know from teaching children Latin that they thoroughly enjoy it.

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Why It's Okay That Children's Classics Lack Diversity

Why It's Okay That Children's Classics Lack Diversity

Children don't think in constructs of race, religion, or color. They learn to think in social constructs as they grow older and begin to recognize different skin colors, to understand different religions, and the different races. 

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Ten "Must-Read" Classic Books for Kids

Ten "Must-Read" Classic Books for Kids

I made a list of ten classic books which I think are a "must-read." I've sprinkled it with some comments and quotes throughout. My favorite quote is at the very end!

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How a Famous Teacher Introduces Real Life Lessons To His Students

How a Famous Teacher Introduces Real Life Lessons To His Students

A New Interview with John Taylor Gatto!

We were able to get a few short but fascinating answers from Gatto about his unique and highly entertaining new book.

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A Mom's Comment on Reading Classics

A Mom's Comment on Reading Classics

I always recommend educating children with the classics, so I'm going to share a comment with you from one of my Lost Tools Curriculum moms, that made me really happy to read. But, first let me say that if your children grow up reading classic literature, they will always be able to read difficult literature, and all doors to great literature and knowledge will be open to them. Not to mention that they will be able to think, speak, and write at higher levels, too. Reading the classics also trains us in understanding human nature; why people do the things they do and how to recognize the good person from the bad person, to put it simply. Shakespeare was the all-time master of this. Here is the comment from my customer, especially for those of you who fear the classics might be too difficult:

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