Monday, October 6, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #275
I am going to be completely honest now. If I can't get into a book I've chosen for my children's subjects, I'm less inclined to use it. Which means they are less inclined to study that particular subject. I like to find material that teach basic subjects in unique ways. Like Nitty Gritty Grammar and Laugh 'n' Learn Spanish, which both teach using comic strip examples. Or the Pop Culture and Philosophy series that uses Star Wars, Harry Potter, Narnia, etc. to explain the concepts of different philosophical teachings. My latest addition is the Life of Fred series (hat tip to Vicki) which offers a new way of looking at higher math concepts. My theory is that if it is interesting, they will learn more and search out more information on their own.