Since we couldn’t take a lot of our toys with us on our move, my kids have been discovering how to make all kinds of toys out of household items. One of their favorite pastimes is making things from our recycled materials. We have to recycle everything “clean” here – plastic bags, tubs, styrofoam, cans, Read More »
A reader fun for all ages! Originally dolls, Kewpies were found in all kinds of paraphernalia during the early 1900′s. This book is full of fun illustrations you could use for coloring or clipart. The little stories and verses would make fun copywork or reading material for younger students. Download The Kewpie Primer from archive.org.
I think I read somewhere that most modern kids don’t hear the nursery rhymes that were staples of past generations. Ask a child today who Humpty Dumpty is and he might guess it is a new video game protagonist. But some families love reading nursery rhymes with their kids. Classical and Charlotte Mason homeschoolers are two groups I Read More »
You know how the old story goes about the visit from St. Nick. Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. This book comes with full color illustrations to compliment the tale. Download Twas The Night Before Christmas from archive.org. It is public domain!
In their blithe companionship Taste again, these pages through, The hot honey on your lip Of the sun-smit wild strawberry, Or the chill tart of the cherry; Kneel, all glowing, to The cool spring, and with it sip The Book of Joyous Children. Published in 1902, this is a simple poetry book for children. However, Read More »