Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mom Heart Resources #5: Oodles of Great Things

This post has lots of fun suggestions for you and your family.  These came from two Mom Heart meetings- my ladies have seriously wonderful ideas!

First- two war books to gently introduce the World Wars

Next - a grand and wonderful book (for you, not your children.)  Hilarious, intriguing, I can't recommend The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery highly enough.  One of my favorites of the year.  (And I've been reading A LOT of fiction this year as I lay on the couch with first trimester nausea.)  

This Shakespeare book I have mentioned at least once before, but again, something I can't recommend highly enough.  A simple way to teach your children and yourself some Shakespeare.

The above are both simple, fun books for your children.  

and a fun video to inspire your lego fanatics!

Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Readingis a great introduction into analyzing literature with your children.  I do not recommend all the books at the ages they do (Animal Farm in 4th grade?  No thanks.)  But their methods and discussion questions make it easy to apply in your own home.

This comes recommended by a group member with extensive experience in fermenting foods.  Health benefits galore!

If you haven't discovered the Read Aloud Revival Podcast yet, don't delay.  I often listen to these on my phone or kitchen computer while prepping meals,  Awesome and practical inspiration to read aloud with your family as well as a plethora of other tidbits of goodness.  

And lastly, some links to places for inspiration, planners or worksheets for planning;

This post contains affiliate links which means that I earn a few pennies at no extra cost to you when you purchase things through those links.  Thank you for supporting our book habit! :)