Each week we have a different theme at the What to Read hop and I’ll be suggesting my favorite children’s books for learning with your kids on that topic through picture books, activity books, and great supplements to your homeschooling curriculum.
I want to travel around the U.S. to teach my kids about our great country and it’s rich history. Until then we can travel through our homeschool learning. Preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary homeschooling is the perfect age for unit studies. Of course, they are a fun way to learn at any age. I let the kids loose in the library and we find story books, fables, cook books, map books, history, and more about places across the nation. Our favorites are those with real photos and maps. For our studies we have been following a timeline of U.S. history and finding personal stories along with our history curriculum to learn about how people lived at the time. We follow on a map where historical events happened.
Some related activities featured in these posts:
We can all get so busy each day. There is never enough time, but I encourage you to make time to read to your kids. I have put some extra effort into it lately, reading while my kids eat lunch, beginning bed time earlier so we have extra time to read in the evening, it’s one of my favorite activities to do with my kids. Read a book or two about Travel or any subject that is interesting to your children. If you have any posts with some family favorite books of your own, please share them at the end of the post. We love to find new books!
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Our Favorite Books About Travel for Kids
The Everything Kids’ States Book: Wind Your Way Across Our Great Nation
The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
50 States: A State-by-State Tour of the USA (State Shapes)
American Tall Tales (Puffin Books)
American Indian Myths and Legends (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun
The Hopi (True Books: American Indians)
The most popular post from last week’s link up was:
Anne @ Learning Table
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Jeanae @ Just Jeanae
Leah @ Sandy Toes Creations
Crystal @ Castle View Academy
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, anything reading and family related is welcome
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week, but our link up will be for anything literature related and family friendly – always.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Anne.