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Monday, January 28, 2008

What to read?

How do you know what are good books that your children should be reading? There is so much out there right now, and especially for Chelsea, I do not have time to read everything she wants to read ahead of time. Aside from what you know right away is objectionable content, there are other things to consider in choosing reading material for your children. Good character is a big one. I know when Chelsea was reading a certain popular series of books she developed a horrible attitude. Guess what? She developed the same attitude that the little girl in the books had. We want our children to be reading good quality literature. There is a book list that is from The Classical Christian Education Support Loop that lists 1000 good books from ages 1-6. Go to www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000-primary.html Even throughout this list you should use your own discernment. You know your child better than anyone and know what level they are ready to read. This list also puts RA next to some of the books showing that they would make a good read aloud.

Anyone that is interested in reading more about classical education should go to this website: www.classical-homeschooling.org/index.html
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