4 Reasons Why Children Don't Like to Read

4 Reasons Why Children Don't Like to Read

Why do we place so much value on reading as a culture but fail to raise a country of readers?

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Should You Let Your Children Read Abridged Books?

Should You Let Your Children Read Abridged Books?

Should you let your children read abridged books? It’s a question worth asking.

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The Reason Why I Homeschooled My Children May Surprise You

The Reason Why I Homeschooled My Children May Surprise You

The Reason why I homeschooled my children may surprise you. Or, maybe not.

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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 to Avoid 3 Critical Mistakes When Teaching Your Child to Read

How to Avoid 3 Critical Mistakes When Teaching Your Child to Read

Teaching your child to read is arguably the most important skill you will teach. You have to know the right time to teach, the right way to teach and the right method to teach. If you don't get the reading part right, and consequently raise a child who dislikes reading, many doors will shut. 

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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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The Degrading System of Grading

The Degrading System of Grading

While grading students on a bell curve may make some sense in a college setting, it's a harmful system for measuring the comprehension and knowledge of younger students. The Bell curve was designed to determine where each student ranked in relation to the rest of the group, but each child has a unique mind that is developing at its own rate and understands things in its own time, and, therefore, to compare a child's ability to those of his peers defies common sense. 

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