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”

10 Picture Books About Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the first civilizations you will study if you approach history chronologically or read the Bible chronologically with your family. Ancient Egypt is also a fascinating time period both for children and adults. So you and your kids should enjoy the time you spend learning about it. Here are ten picture books about Ancient Egypt you will love reading with elementary children.

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