Famous Composers for Children

Posted in Humanities, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Music, Public Domain on October 30, 2011

Why should children study the great composers of the past?  Not only does it strengthen the general study of history, it also allows children to view music as a part of history.  They will learn to enjoy the timelessness of music. These set of books are written for the early elementary grades.  From the description Read More »

Navajo Primer: Little Man’s Family

Posted in American History, Humanities, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on October 30, 2011

This simple book was written for the purpose of introducing Navajo children to the English language.  There is a guide for pronunciation of the Navajo words at the end of the text. I think the most interesting part, however, are the illustrations: The simple black and white pictures show scenes of Indian life.  They would Read More »

The Child’s First Picture Book

Posted in Art, Kindergarten, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on October 24, 2011

There are picture books, and then there are superb picture books.  This little volume has gorgeous illustrations and accompanying text that allows parents to discuss with their children what they see. The pictures would be perfect clip-art for projects on paper or online.  The bold colors and simple lines make this picture book great for Read More »

East Indian Fairy Tales

Posted in Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Reading on October 13, 2011

Intro to the book: “India is undoubtedly the home of the fairy-tale. Of those now in existence, probably one-third of them came from India. Gypsies, missionaries, travelers, and traders carried them to other countries where they were told and retold until much of their original form was obliterated, and many of their titles lost. The Read More »

Nature-study readers

Posted in Animals, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Plants, Preschool, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 12, 2011

If there were ever a better set of nature books suitable for notebooking projects than these simple beauties they would certainly be on my bookshelves!  We have been printing chapters from this series for years now to read aloud together and to use for copywork and notebook projects. The text is fairly simple and straightforward Read More »