Like winter, summer has its extremes that leave us wanting to stay indoors with a good book. It gets interesting when you have little ones that are excited about doing more.
We homeschool our babies which means we pretty much do school all year round with breaks here and there as needed.
Not to brag or maybe to brag a little, our babies are enjoying school this season, so that has us staying ahead with their school.
For the summer though, we have decided to maintain reading, math and art so they can have time to do other fun summer staff like play dates, swimming, baking in the sun at play parks, taking walks and more bike riding.
We have an 8 year old boy who is extreme with his reading; I mean he really loves to read and on the other hand we have our precious 6 year old who would rather sit back on mama’s lap and listen to whatever has to be read even though she can now read on her own when she wants to. She is a good listener though (which makes the reading part much easier).
What our 8 year old is reading;
- The “Spirit Flyer” series by John Bibee
- The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Clearly – Completed
- Run away Ralph by Beverly Clearly – Completed
- Ralph S Mouse by Beverly Clearly
- The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin – Completed
- The legend of Diamond Lil by Doreen Cronin – Completed
- Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne – Completed
- Adventures in Odyssey “The imagination station” – Completed
- Saxon math 2(we use this all year round for their math but it’s also really good for supplement math over the summer break)
What our 6 year old is reading;
- Owl at Home by Arnold Love
- Heidi (retold from the Johanna Spyri original)
- Classic Starts: Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie
- Brain quest reading
- Saxon math 1(we use this all year round for their math but it’s also really good for supplement math over the summer break)
As we continue raising our babies, I hope and pray that we will take one day at a time asking God to guide us in nurturing them. I personally know that summer time can feel long but yet again, it’s a perfect time to create long lasting memories with our children. Enjoy them while we can, for they grow fast so I hear.
“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”
― Frank Serafini