From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse. … Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review
I think I have a new favourite book! Margaret Atwood has this way of talking about relationships between men and women and women and other women that cuts through the surface and presents a raw image of raw emotions (Margaret Atwood -The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood - Life before man, The edible woman - Margaret Atwood,The Handmaid's Tale … Continue reading Cat’s eye by Margaret Atwood
Backyards, they are where individuals of all ages go to relax and have fun. While many people enjoy being in their backyards, they are not the only ones. In fact, when you are in your backyard, you are rarely ever alone. At any given time, your backyard is filled with amazing, living things. If you … Continue reading Exploring Nature with Your Child, In Your Own Backyard
I've only read The Buried Giant and The Remains of the Day and when I looked on my book wish-list, I saw Kazuo Ishiguro's dazzling debut novel called "A pale view of the hills" and I closed my eyes and made the purchase. When I saw the tiny book (181 pages which to my accounts is … Continue reading A pale view of the hills * Kazuo Ishiguro
During infancy. Infants are very susceptible of the impressions of cold; a proper regard, therefore, to a suitable clothing of the body, is imperative to their enjoyment of health. Unfortunately, an opinion is prevalent in society, that the tender child has naturally a great power of generating heat and resisting cold; and from this popular … Continue reading SUITABLE CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN
When I read The Door to December (1985) by Dean Koontz, the following piece struck a chord in me. So many children are abused and the monsters doing it to them rely on the child keeping silent and making them feel like it was their fault. When Laura's tears began to dry, Dan said, … Continue reading About Child Abuse – Excerpt from The Door to December – Dean Koontz
Socialization is extremely critical for human beings, without it life would be dull. In 1938 it was an unfortunate but true case study of this. A girl named Anna was born to a mentally impaired woman that lived with her father. She was sent countless of places but was then returned home due to financial … Continue reading Socialization and is it all that important?
If you are going over a particular subject with the family and feel that a field trip would be beneficial, then that's what you should do - go for a trip. If you are attached to a support group, you can plan to include other children too. Here are some guidelines that will help you … Continue reading Homeschool – Field trips
Laws in the US Without a doubt, homeschooling is legal in all the 50 States of the U.s. But, that is just about where the similarity ends. Laws and regulations regarding homeschooling vary from state to state. Interpretations of these laws can vary from school district to school district. Additionally, these laws may change every year. … Continue reading Is Homeschooling legal?
You don't often think to play games on Christmas Eve, but playing a game or two can be a lot of fun. One fun game is ideally suited for anxious children, but could also be for adults, if you want to add some fun for gift giving. For children, this is a way to make … Continue reading Christmas Eve Games for Children