We’ve tried a number of different reading apps over the years, some paid, and some free, and right now my 6 year olds are using HOMER for their reading practice. We’ve been using it for about a month now, and it’s been a good addition to our homeschool toolbox.
Novels that aren’t too “grown up” – how do you know?
Today I’m over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers writing about how to find out if a novel is appropriate. In case you’re interested, here are other “book picks” I’ve shared over the last couple years: Gifted Kids Need Biographies Nice Books for Nice Kids Books with Quirky Characters – Day 5
Gifted Kids Need Biographies
When we connect with people, even through their biographies, they can inspire and challenge us. When we read about others with similar interests who go on to do great things, that makes us more willing to try hard things as well.
Nice Books for Nice Kids
We reach the “early chapter book” stage, and all of a sudden, we go from nice, friendly, stories about families supporting each other and getting along to this focus on everything annoying, mean-spirited, selfish, and disrespectful. Here’s a list of good, quality, enjoyable literature in that upper elementary level (grades 2-4, primarily) that does NOT celebrate mean, catty girls or rude, potty-humored boys… but are still fun to read.
Using Reading Eggs to Supplement Reading Practice
This year, Reading Eggs came out with some great workbooks which were just what I was looking for, especially for my twins, who are almost five and starting kindergarten this year.
Get Out of Those Desks! Learning Can Happen Anywhere!
Homeschool, although still called school, should NOT seek to emulate a classroom designed for challenges that home environments simply do not share.