Friday, October 16, 2009

Frugal Friday Find

Will's Quill by Don Freeman
I found this wonderful children's book at a discount store for under $3. The pictures are beautiful.
It is a cute story about a lost goose named Will who finds a friend and wants to give something back in return for a kind act. The friend is William Shakespeare.
We happen to be studying this time peroid in history. This book gives us a glimpse of what life in London might have looked like during this period.
Learning with Joy
The kids will learn more from this "living book" than from many pages of a history text. Children will enjoy reading this book over and over again.
What is a Living Book?
A living book is a book written in story form with pictures and information accurate to the time period and subject. These books draw a child into the story and capture their interest. If after the first page the child pleads to hear more then you know you have a "living book."
I learned about Living Books from Charlotte Mason's books. For a shorter version of Charlotte Mason's works - A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola
For more about raising children Nourish Your Children

1 comment:

  1. I went to the library and got this book for my kids to read. It was so cute. Thanks! - K