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One issue that I’ve run into over the last few years is not having time to always pause the lessons so that my boys can indulge their interests. They have a lot of free time in the afternoon to explore and read but sometimes they want to camp out on a topic or jump to a new/unrelated one and I have to say no.
My boys love all things science. They love learning about how things work and they are always looking for more books about their different favorite animals. There are usually stacks of library books on our shelves at all times. My oldest son is a snake lover so I’m always searching for good books for him. I recently found the Seymore Simon Science collection from Dover Publications and it’s been a huge hit with my boys.
They loved the books so much I realized that I had the answer to my problem.
We are Charlotte Mason homeschoolers here so having great books to read are a must. As my son has gotten older I have started to transition him into working more independently. Usually for science I would read aloud, he would narrate, and then work on a notebooking page.
When our books arrived my oldest was so excited that he immediately grabbed the snake book and started reading! He got a few pages in when he started telling all the new stuff he was learning about snakes. I love it when narrations just flow naturally.
For the last few weeks he has been reading and narrating from the Seymore Simon Collection. Here’s a quick shot of all the goodies that we were given:
My other son isn’t ready just yet for independent work but he has been enjoying these books as well. He is able to read the books almost on his own. I usually find him on the couch looking over his brother’s shoulder while he reads. Sometimes I’ll get my oldest to read to all of us so we can all learn together.
These books have been a great addition to our homeschool. The chapters are short and easy for my son to read on his own. The illustrations are great but not overwhelming. The content of the books is just amazing!
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