I know. Whether your kids are about to take a break from homeschool or public school, you’re probably scrambling. A 2-week break? In the cold? With everybody inside?
What are you gonna DO?!
I love this time of year, don’t you? There are so many fun things to do during the holidays.
One of my favorite holiday traditions has become collaborating with other bloggers to bring you lots of yummy good stuff to help you celebrate your holidays. This week, I’m taking part in the 12 Days of Christmas series with Sicily’s Heart and Home, and there are already so many great ideas for you in the series.
The days are getting shorter. The public school bus is passing by in the morning. I can feel the slightest hint of fall in the air.
That means it’s time to get ready for back-to-homeschool, y’all, and I am pumped to get started.
If you’re like me, August is the time when I scurry around trying to get all those plans I made in May organized.
I learned to read when I was 4. By first grade I was reading chapter books for 5th graders. So by the time I got to the age where most kids read middle grade books, I had graduated to Stephen King and Charles Dickens.
One of the things I love most about my two favorite authors is that their books tend to have a young boy in them. Especially King almost always has an 11 or 12 year old character and there’s always a coming-of-age theme around that kid no matter what the story is about. I love coming-of-age stories. 12 is probably my favorite age for a kid, because it’s so cool to watch them discover the world beyond the cocoon of early childhood.
As an adult, becoming a children’s librarian made me go backward in time and start reading books for kids again. It’s probably the best thing I ever did for myself, because it helped me to choose books for my own kids.