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?
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.
This book, y’all.
With autumn pecking at my door and apples coming into season, I am nostalgic for beautiful fall picture books, and this one fits the bill.
If you have littles who love apples or are shy or have just started a new school year (at home or away), grab a copy of this book and settle in for a couple hours of true apple fun.
Is there anything better than fresh-picked apples?
Well, maybe visiting an orchard to pick them yourself and enjoying the fruits of your labor (see what I did there?) when you’re pleasantly tired and the September sun is warming your face.
Oh, and books. Of course. Books about apples to get your kiddos excited about the harvest and the coming of autumn.