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Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Homeschool Village-Influencial Homeschooling Book Edition

Ok, it is Thursday and time to meet up with the friends over at Layton family Jo

This week's theme is to share your favorite book that has supported and encouraged you in your homeschooling adventure and why you'd recommend it to another homeschooler.

Now, I have only been homeschooling for about 2 years, so I can't say i am a seasoned homeschooler with lots of wisdom and advice. So, I am going to share the book that has most definitely shaped our homeschooling bent and motivation.

The Book is  The Well-trained Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer. I do not own it yet, but I have read a copy from the library and am just antsy to get my hand on the new edition before the end of the year.

306708: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Revised and Updated Third Edition

Now, I have been over and read the other entries already and notices that it has already been mentioned but I this is the book that I would recommend any homeschooler to read, especially if you want to have well educated kids..

It has shaped our understanding of the whys, the musts and the goals of homeschooling. it is packed full of hows to but I I have to admit that i have not fully followed that yet, as we are a mixed trying to find a good and workable balance (still working on it) between Classical and Interest-led learning.

I know we are supposed to share 1 book, but I recently got  my hands on this other book that I have heard so much about and knew would be a mine full. i was not disappointed. It is called Educating the WholeHearted Child.

437020: Educating the Wholehearted Child, 15th Anniversary Edition

This book is another treasure for the Christian Homeschooling family. It is full of ideas, and advices to help the homeschooling family in their attempt at raising well rounded children both spiritually and academically. It is very exhaustive and that is one of the things I like about it.

I am very thankful for the Homeschool village blog hop as I have already found 2 other books I would most likely like to get my hands on.

Go have a look.


Stef said...

Thanks Joelle for linking up again! I just love seeing what other homeschool moms recommend! I have not read the Well Trained Mind yet - and we are giving away a Sally Clarkson book on the Facebook Page today!!


meghan said...

So excited to get to know you :)


SUE said...

I have not read Educating the WholeHearted Child yet. I'm going to add that one to the HUGE list of new books that I want to get after reading all of the great Homeschool Village posts today!
Blessings to you,
Sue :)

Joy Ellis said...

I have never heard of Educating the WholeHearted Child. Will have to see if I can find that book to read! Thanks for sharing!

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