Some kids are naturally voracious readers. And some kids would rather visit Central Park in a peanut butter birdseed suit than sit down to read for twenty minutes. If you’re anything like me (i.e. HUGE book nerd), you might tend to take it personally when one of your kids doesn’t particularly enjoy reading. But fear not, book loving mamas! There is hope for your reluctant reader.
I have many essential tools in my homeschool mom arsenal. An operational Keurig machine, warm pajama pants, and a secret snack stash, for example. But there’s one thing I put together about midway through our first homeschooling year that’s been invaluable: our homeschool morning basket.
Since the beginning of our homeschool adventure, I’ve been looking for the perfect history and science curriculums. Every pre-designed, boxed program I found didn’t seem to work for us for various reasons, and I spent our first homeschool year piecing together random lessons from across the internet. We still learned some great things that year, but the prep work on my part quickly became overwhelming. I knew we needed something different, but after scouring the web for recommendations I still came up short. Then, during one particularly blessed library trip, I struck gold. I came across the Who Was book series by Scholastic, and our history/science combo curriculum was born.