Memorize Poetry: Toward the Love and Mastery of Language

In just a few minutes a day, and for almost no money, you can do one simple thing to provide your kids with an extraordinary home education: memorize poetry. Memory is a muscle that you strengthen with use, and there are so many possibilities for memory work that you may feel overwhelmed. We focus most of our memory efforts on learning Scripture and poetry by heart. Every Scripture verse your kids memorize bears within it, by the power of God, the possibility of a lifetime of fruit. I think memorizing poetry is one of the next best choices you can make. Poetry will form your kids into deep thinkers and excellent communicators.  It promises multiple benefits: developing powers of language, expression, and aesthetic appreciation in your kids. Poetry promises hours of enjoyment as well. Continue reading “Memorize Poetry: Toward the Love and Mastery of Language”

Teach Science Without a Curriculum

Can you teach elementary science without a curriculum? Absolutely! I think your kids will enjoy studying science in this way far more than using a typical science textbook. Science is fun and delightful discovery. Ask yourself if your kids see it that way? If not, experiment with dropping the boring textbook and teach elementary science without a curriculum. I hypothesize that you’ll love it. Continue reading “Teach Science Without a Curriculum”