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The Joy of Reading Aloud

When I first began to homeschool, I had visions of my children sitting at my feet, hanging on my every word, and basking in the warm glow of knowledge. We have never had a day like that, but there is one time of day when they are sitting at my feet and hanging on my...
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My Favorite Sources for Really Good Books

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by Beth
Friday, 01 November, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust, He knew no more that he was poor, Or that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy ways And this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings. - Emily Dickinson, The Poems of...
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Shakespeare’s Language and the Evolution of Human Intelligence

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by Andrew
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I was watching a bit of Brannagh’s Hamlet tonight and luxuriating in the language (some of which I understood) when my dear wife asked for my opinion: “Do you think the groundlings actually understood what was going on in those plays?” I said I thought they did (that...
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How to Raise a Hero (Four Important Activities to Do with Your Children this Summer)

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by Courtney
Monday, 06 May, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In the light of current events, I am certain of one thing: we need heroes. As parents, we cannot allow fear to rule our lives; on the contrary, we should prepare our children to act nobly and to do the right thing in unusual circumstances, because one thing is certain...
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The Core Chapter 4: The Core of a Classical Education: Reading

The Core Chapter 4: The Core of a Classical Education: Reading by Jennifer Courtney I hope this article finds you enjoying some good books and some pleasant fall weather. In Part 2 of our series on Leigh’s book The Core, we will look at teaching your children to read....
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