Saturday, November 25, 2006

Book reviews at Dewey's Treehouse

A couple of our favorite books for homeschoolers are

1) The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and her mother Jessie Wise
2) Inside American Education by Thomas Sowell.

The first shows the potential of a truly great education. The second shows the reality of our current public school system.

Even with all the advances in technology Books are still one of the best ways to disseminate information efficiently and effectively.

Mama Squirrel of Dewey's Treehouse, recent posted several book reviews:

In Part 1 she reviews two books by Cyndy Regeling and Tammy Duby: Add Two Cups of Laughter and The Ultimate Lap Book Handbook. She starts off her review of the first book with: "Add Two Cups of Laughter is a book full of ideas to keep your homeschooling from getting stale, or what to do to spice things up when you've all been snowed in too long and you're close to round-the-bend."

In Part 2 she reviews Terri Camp's Ignite the Fire based on Yeats' statement: "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."

In Part 3 she reviews When Homeschooling Gets Tough! by Diana Johnson and Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp.

In Part 4 she reviews several books by Joyce Herzog.

Update I:

In Part 5 Mama Squirrel reviews Making Sense of History: Using High-Quality Literature and Hands-On Experiences to Build Content Knowledge, by Myra Zarnowski.

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1 comment:

Mama Squirrel said...

Thanks for the link! I'm up to Part 5 now.