Helping children find books that they are willing to read can sometimes be an arduous task.
Interestingly, real books actually help children learn better as well.
Tablets are a prime source of distraction in two ways.
In case you ever wanted more evidence that reading with children is beneficial for them....
Such information should be a wake-up call to the rest of us as well. We can’t sit back on the laurels of our “good” and “high-achieving” schools because they might be falling behind as well.
Were most Americans illiterate before the creation of our public education system in the 1830s?
That seems to be a popular assumption, but is it true?
Some of you may remember the 1908 curriculum manual I dug up in the Minnesota Historical Society archives a few months ago. When compared with a current public school reading list, it demonstrated that today’s schools are offering a more narrow view of western civilization and a simplified level of reading material.
Classical education is noted for a reading curriculum which uses classic, challenging texts to present a wide range of historical periods in an entertaining manner.
Have you ever heard the phrase “classical education”? Mentioning it generally brings either glazed over eyes or a vague, “Isn’t that the curriculum method homeschool overachievers follow?”