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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.

Dinner and a Movie: Peter Rabbit

The Peter Rabbit Dinner and a Movie features recipes for Chicken & Veggie Noodles, Broccoli Tots, and Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread for a fun family night

If you want to see me laugh in childish delight over and over again, put in Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit and watch me go.

From the tongue-in-cheek opening song sequence to Peter’s antics and the hilarity of watching McGregor squirm, I am hooked.

The great thing about this film is that my entire family (even the teenage boys) feels that way about it. It may not be exactly the story we love from the book, but it’s a great story that gives you plenty of opportunity to compare and contrast.

And did I mention it’s funny?

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10 Benefits of a Literature-Based Homeschool

There are many benefits to a literature-based homeschool beyond creating lifelong readers. Find out why you should teach your kids with literature.

Having a literature-based homeschool is the most important thing in my life. There’s a reason college is lit-heavy. Literature expands your thinking and introduces you to subjects and events you might otherwise never experience. It helps you think about life in new ways and moves you outside the zone of your daily life. Kinda why they call it ‘expanding your horizons.’ Your brain really does expand.

If you bring up your kids to think in a variety of ways from the get-go (and therefore come from a place of natural expansion), they’re going to be those outside-the-box grownups that today’s career world loves.

And that’s what we all want for our kids. To be creative thinkers and doers. Believe it or not, a literature-heavy homeschool can truly help with that.
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