Disclosure: I received some living books from Family Christian in order to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own.
Well school is officially underway. We are on day 3 of our home school schedule. So far so good but we’re gradually getting back into the routine. It can be a tough adjustment going from summer time fine back to our days being filled with ‘school type’ learning.
Last year, we made a curriculum switch. We’re doing a lot more reading of living books and it’s been wonderful. I love when I can find books that the kids will enjoy. I want them to have a love of learning and this definitely helps foster that.
Having living books like these make learning fun. My kids don’t even realize they are learning. When books are exciting and draw them in, they also tend to retain the information better.
I love having them learn history this way. There’s so much history and sometimes reading the ‘ol’ textbook can be boring. It’s a lot more fun if you can read a great story about the time in history you’re learning about.
You can also do great unit studies this way or the ‘unschooling method.’ For example, we just watched The Book Thief. It’s a great movie set in the World War II era. It opened up some great discussion and learning opportunities. So then for school, I’m having each of the kids read a book about Anne Frank. Finding books like this and learning this way is awesome!
You can find a lot of great books that your kids will enjoy.
I love having a Family Christian store close by. I can find a lot of great living books there. For example, if you do a search on the Family Christian website for Anne Frank, you’ll find some great titles. Same with Abraham Lincoln, which is my daughter’s favorite president. We could spend hours looking around the store. So many fun things to look at and pick up.
Don’t have a Family Christian store near you? No worries. You can find them online as well:
We’re looking forward to a great homeschool year! Here’s wishing you the same.
Janell Poulette says
My son loves to read books like these. I need to pick up a few for him.
Thanks so much for sharing! We are so new to homeschooling that we really have no clue! These books look so fun though and the illustrations on the front are great! I would pick one up and check it out if I saw it in the library! I’m checking into these for my boys. Thanks again!
My daughter LOVES those books and she is required to read 2 non fiction books a month with her other reading so they are perfect. She has already gone through 3 this month and it’s on the 11!
Diane Holland says
I wish they had these when I was young! Definitely encourages reading and makes it fun!
I always loved books like that growing up. I hope my kids will love reading as much as I did/do.
Gwendolyn M says
These books look really interesting and a fun way for kids to learn about something that can be boring to most kids. I will be checking these out for our history lessons.
I bought some of these books for my daughter when she was younger, and she really enjoyed them! I used to live near a Family Christian bookstore, but not anymore. I miss it!