Stephanie commented on yesterdays blog and asked about some of the books and materials we use. (Dell waves frantically at Stephanie! GOOD to see you!) Click on the words to go wherever…
Oh, and bloomers! Stephanie inquired about the bloomers my girls wear. I don't make them, but my sweet mother-in-law did! She is terrific, making short (knee length) ones in summer and ankle length bloomers for winter! Keeping all the girls in bloomers is SUCH a neat blessing!
Baby Math, is a concept from Glen Doman–some of his writings are rather humanistic, but the dot cards are just simple math, and we love them.
God is Good Series by Rod and Staff . Just simple, wholesome readers. Not as annoying as some.
For studying the 50 States, we are using: National Geographic's Our Fifty States Atlas. (Disclaimer, there are a few reference to a river or mtn range being formed over millions of years–we disagree with the publisher on that and just explain it as we go.)
Professor B math An off beat choice for math, but it fits us.
Singapore Math: We use it as a supplement to Professor B, and use the Primary Mathematics only, not the extra practice books, as the Singapore is, for us, extra practice in itself.
Typing Instructor This program is great. You can customize each child's plan and skip the annoying games, you can change the tests and customize so that they type scripture passages, or whatever you, as the parent choose for them… it is fantastic!
I also mentioned that we do reading comprehension in a loosely Charlotte Mason style here are a few books on Charlotte Masons approach: For the Children's Sake, by Susan MacAulay, or Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola.