Thursday, August 14, 2008

The start of a homeschooling journey...

Ok... I can't wait to start the Sonlight homeschooling program and also I felt that Reese is ready!! So yesterday I decided to start with two books. Harper Collins Treasury Picture Book Classics and Eloise Wilkin's Stories. I went through both the books briefly and I fell in love with them instantly especially Eloise Wilkin's Stories. These books have superb illustration and the best of all, the stories talk about everyday things that a child can relate to. The pictures are big and therefore appealing.

Harper Collins Treasury Picture Book Classic includes some the great classic like Goodnight Moon, If you give a mouse a cookie and many more...

For Reese's homeschooling program (Core 3/4), it does not have a fix schedule. According to the parent guide book, just read to the child whenever you and the child feel like it. For this core, it is divided into 3 trimester only. For the first trimester, it has a list of stories to be read aloud to the child and accompanying activities.

So far it looks flexible enough and all I need to do is play with Reese, read to and with him, do some arts and crafts, sing and do actions with him and whatever I can think of! I really hope I can be successful in homeschooling him....got to pray very hard.... hehehe....


Harper Collins Treasury Picture Book Classics

Illustration from the story 'If you give a mouse a cookie'

Illustration from the story 'George Shrinks'

Eloise Wilkin's Stories (Little Golden Book Collection)

Some of the illustration

Stories here relates to everyday things


7 comments:

Baby Darren said...

wah...nice books with interesting stories and illustrations...

I;m sure reese will enjoy reading it.

I've tried reading and showing this kind of story books to darren but it did not appeal to him..he showed no interest in it..so sad...

Luke said...

Hurray for starting! May you have a fantastic year!

~Luke

Ann said...

Wah....these books really look interesting.

So far, Christopher only shows genuine concentration and interest in ONE book. Sigh....

Moomykin said...

Wow. Nice books.

All the best, Mommy, on your plans on homeschooling.

A gift from God said...

Soo Li and Ann,

Don't be disappointed if your child is not interested in books yet, just keep exposing them..... :)

Remember, every child is different...

Thanks Luke and Kathie for the encouragement...

Blessed mum said...

wow..u are home-schooling Reese? Not easy mommy but u have my full support! jia yu!

A gift from God said...

Blessed mum,

Thank you for your support, I have given myself 3 years to try it out. :)and definately not easy..but will give it my best shot...