Posts Tagged ‘D’Aulaire’
  • From February - August of this year at home, we immersed ourselves in the Middle Ages.  My then first grader read quite a few books independently, and I also chose several titles for family read-alouds.  We enjoyed all of them, with many standing out as favorites, and I learned a lot (which is slightly embarrassing, considering that these are all children's books).  I have bolded the titles that we enjoyed the most (RA=read aloud, IR=independently read by my 7 year old): 1.  Leif the Luck... more »
  • This book is simply fantastic. If you were to buy one book on Greek mythology to read to your children, this should be it. The stories are clearly and poetically written. The mythology covered includes the origins of the world, the Titans, and some background on each of the Greek gods. Also included are many stories about the gods' interactions with humanity, stories of their many half-mortal children and their adventures (for good or bad), as well as the stories of the Greek heroes,... more »
  • We completed several read-alouds on Greece and Rome with the girls from September - January.  Some of these books were read aloud to the girls at the dinner table; some of them were read by my first grader independently and then I had her give me a summary narration at the end of each chapter she read.  RA stands for read-aloud, IR stands for independent reading.  I was hoping to get through more than this but we got behind during the holidays and then never really caught up.  Here is what w... more »