Homeschooling With the McGuffey Readers and The Lesson Book

I struggled for years to find a solid language arts program that was both excellent and affordable. When I finally discovered the McGuffey readers it was almost too good to be true. There was something about the charm and wisdom of these books that put my heart at … Read More…

Everything You Need to Know About the McGuffey Readers

The McGuffey readers have been the solution to many of my homeschool problems. They are: Excellent Simple Affordable Readily available They are excellent because they: Go from pre-k through high school (and college prep) Are re-usable (for multiple children) Are filled with godly wisdom, even whole passages of … Read More…

How to Place Your Children in the McGuffey Readers

As I have been doing a few videos on using the McGuffey’s for homeschooling the same question continues to be asked: How do I know what level to put my child in? I know this is a quandary, especially when considering that these wonderful books do not go … Read More…

Using the McGuffey Readers for Progressing Readers and Writers

As promised, I have uploaded my next installment on how I use the “McG’s” as we affectionately call them.   This time my focus is on those who are reading on their own, but need further practice and guidance as they are developing their skills. I also offer … Read More…

The McGuffey Readers for Beginning Readers

I know in my last post I introduced the McGuffey readers. I hope you came away with some valuable information and are a bit less mystified. In this installment of my video chats I try to give a general idea of how I use these marvelous books to … Read More…

Video Intro to the McGuffey Readers

Because I have received so many requests about the McGuffey readers, I thought I would sit down and record a few short chats on the subject. Nothing posh or polished, just me in our basement “school” room (you might see a child streaking behind me about half-way through!). … Read More…

Homeschooling with Little Children

In this blog post we will discuss homeschooling with little children. The first part will be about books and curriculum, the second will be about putting a program together. What a privilege it is to homeschool little children. Their enthusiasm and zest are contagious, something we need so … Read More…

Cheap Homeschooling With Composition Books

This post is about cheap homeschooling with composition books. Don’t let lack of money keep you from homeschooling! Learning does not have to be complicated and expensive. If you have enough money to purchase some composition books, and basic school supplies, you’re in business! Besides a recent video … Read More…

Amazing U. S. History Resources For Homeschooling

History doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, if you homeschool, you can take advantage of the best, most interesting methods and materials around. In this post I am sharing 10 amazing U.S. History resources I have discovered that I hope will help you as you homeschool your … Read More…

Free Cursive Program

If you have children who struggle with their handwriting, then this free cursive program from the McGuffey readers is for you. I think we’ve had just about every type of child among our fifteen. We have had energetic types, and quiet thoughtful types. Some have been great at … Read More…