This is our Bible. It is a children's Bible that includes many of the stories that other children's Bibles omit such as Balaaam's Donkey or the Bronze Snake.
This is our science book for about 15 weeks. So far we covered the year including months, seasons, and holidays and nature. Next up, the science fair section. Dad-this section includes some physics.
This book is a good example of why I chose to use Sonlight. I would not have picked this book to read to the boys. I'm just not a fan of poetry so it's a good thing that Sonlight thinks poetry is important. The boys love this book. We read some of the poems over and over. I know that they don't understand them all yet, but that'll come with age. The poems are accompanied by beautiful Eric Carle illustrations. I will admit that while poetry isn't my favorite genre, these poems are good and the artwork is breathtaking.
This is the little people's version of The Book of Virtues by William Bennett. It takes exerpts of different stories (mostly classic literature) and uses them to illustrate virtues. We haven't read much from it yet, but I think that I'd like to create a mini-study of virtues from this book when we're finished with this core.
This is by far my favorite book in the core. It is a storybook filled with stories of a helpful bunny gentleman. Even though these stories were written 75 years ago, the boys can't get enough Uncle Wiggily stories. They are written in a completely different style than today's children's literature and stretch the boys' listening ability and vocabulary.
We haven't actually started this book yet, we'll start it tomorrow. I'm pretty excited about it, though. I don't really know anything about art so I'll be learning about it along with the boys. D-Man, however, really enjoys art, so I think this book will inspire him. I plan to start an age-appropriate art program with him later this year as well.
This book ranks among D-Man's favorites. He loves the Rabbit and Tiger stories. Unfortuately, outside of few in this book, I haven't been able to find anymore. This book compiles several stories and myths from countries around the world. We'll be rereading many of them when we start our geography curriculum soon.
This book introduced us to the Island of Banilla and all of the people who live there. Everyone on Banilla has a different job and each week we explore one. This week we are covering the pilot which D-Man should like.
Some of these books we'll read throughout the year; others we'll finish and then go on to the next topic. D-Man really enjoys our reading time. I don't require C-Monster to sit with us during our reading-time but he usually does. It is a nice, quiet time for us each day.