• Hutchinson Treasury of Stories to read aloud
    Books to Read Aloud

    The Hutchinson Treasury of Stories to Read Aloud

    I wanted to recommend the book The Hutchinson treasury of stories to read aloud selected by Janet Schulman.  This book was previously been printed under the title The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury.   The content is the same. This book contains many books which are recommended on various US curriculum.  It used to be on Sonlight’s PreK curriculum for families abroad to reduce shipping.  Many of the stories would be nicer in their original single book per story format, but this is a great option to read them first to see if you and your children enjoy them.  There are lots of copies of this book in the Irish libraries –…

  • HWT Handwriting Without Tears
    Adapting US curriculum,  Curriculum We Use

    Learning Handwriting using Handwriting Without Tears

    Both my children loved learning to write using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.  I think this is a fantastic curriculum for learning print handwriting, and it is available here in Ireland from Sensational Kids in Naas and Thinking Toys in Co. Clare. The aim of the program is for children to learn to write legibly and quickly. It is used by many home educators right from the start, and it is also used remedially with older children both by parents and by occupational therapists. With home educating we have the significant advantage of being able to teach at our child’s pace and to teach for mastery. Some curricula tie reading…