Ever since we started reading picture books to our daughters, my wife and I have evaluated the content of the books we bring into our home. Now that our six-year-old is reading on her own, evaluating for objectionable elements is even more important. Below is an excerpt from Elements of Literature Teacher’s Edition. This is the philosophy […]
You homeschool because your child’s faith is important to you. We want to support you in training up your child. These blog posts show how to give your child a biblical worldview of each subject.
As your children pick out books for their summer reading, you may wonder whether fantasy is an appropriate option. Consider these key questions before making up your mind about fantasy. What is fantasy, and what is its purpose? Simply put, fantasy is a genre of literature with fanciful or imaginative settings, characters, or plot devices. The purpose, […]
Have you ever gotten lost in the middle of reading the Old Testament? Getting lost is easy because the Old Testament is long, the culture is foreign, and your recollection of the history may be fuzzy. From childhood, most of us have been taught to approach Scripture looking for morals to apply to our lives […]
Often when I leave for work, I say goodbye to my wife and children by offering good wishes. Have you ever thought about the common phrase “have a nice day”? Grammatically, it’s an imperative or command like “be good!” The way it looks on paper it could be followed up with “or else” as in “have […]
A few years ago, there was a movie released on the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and his friends. One of the most interesting parts of the film was what it revealed about the Waodoni perception of life after death. After death, the Waodoni believed, they would face a great boa snake. If they were able to jump […]
Ask homeschool parents the question, “Why do you homeschool?” and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Sometimes they are standard, but other times they include reasons I’ve never thought of before. One story in particular stood out to me. Meet Deborah, a mom who homeschooled all four of her kids through the elementary grades. […]
“For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him” (Isaiah 28:26). My family recently received some flower bulbs to plant. The package told us to plant them in early spring. Of course, our children wanted to plant the bulbs right away and asked why we needed to wait. “Because the package says to […]