Pattern Blocks

My children love pattern blocks. Absolutely love them. Years ago I bought our first set and quickly learned that these were going to become an essential toy in our love of learning home. if you're looking for something to promote logical thinking...They promote logical thinking, cultivate pattern recognition and they help to prepare the mind … Continue reading Pattern Blocks

Orange Childcraft, 1: Poems of Early Childhood

“Good reading is as essential to the nourishment of a child's character as good food is necessary for the development of his body.” -  Angelo Patri, Childcraft 1949 The 1949 Orange Childcraft Volume 1: Poems of Early Childhood leads off with a brilliant introduction by Angelo Patri about the essential value quality reading has in … Continue reading Orange Childcraft, 1: Poems of Early Childhood

A Severely Abbreviated History of English

Part of our Spelling Series:   “The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like.” - Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw The other day, my daughter (who is just now beginning to homeschool her first-born) … Continue reading A Severely Abbreviated History of English

The Potato Peel Pie Society Book Club

This group is a place that unabashedly pursues Truth, Goodness, and Beauty through literature. We are a bookclub that leans towards classics and we welcome people of many worldviews and philosophies, but we make no apologies about being a team of Christian moderators who appreciate the Classical Christian Revival that is growing. This book does … Continue reading The Potato Peel Pie Society Book Club