When the four year old asked her big sister to teach her to read using her Kuya’s old and used The Reading Lesson book, I knew it was time to get her her own copy. It was her favorite Christmas gift last year and she actually squealed when she got it! Before I used The Reading Lesson for my now 9-year-old son, I had no clue how to teach a child how to read. My first-born, … [Read more...]
Santa Who? Introduce Kids to Saint Nicholas Instead!
When our first child was still a wee one, my husband and I got into thinking about how we wanted to deal with Santa. Should we just let her (and future children) ride on the Santa bandwagon with secret gifts in stockings, or should we find a greater meaning beneath the marketing ploy and season frenzy? Through the years, we’ve managed to start meaningful Christmas family … [Read more...]
Rediscovering Philippine Folk Tales and Legends
Recently, Mariel and I have been exploring various curricula for our respective kids. Our homeschooled students are getting older (mine is 6, hers are 5 and 8) and we feel that it's the right time to supplement Five in a Row with something that will challenge and excite them more. Right now, we are literally hyperventilating over two programs, one of which is Mater Amabilis, … [Read more...]
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