Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mama's Fall Reading List

So excited about my new books for this season! Wanted to share these with you as well.... Below are the descriptions for each title, and links.  I should also probably note that I am not paid for any of this, and it's my own personal pick over this seasons list... =)

The Mission Minded Child

So far This is a GREAT book! I LOOOOVE It! Ann Dunagan from the Harvest Ministries has a ton of FREE resources for your children, including a free one year day by day homeschool curriculum for the mission minded family.

The mission minded Child :

Taken from amazon description: David Livingstone, once said, "This generation can only reach this generation." But will we raise our children to effectively impact their generation for Jesus Christ?

The Mission-Minded Child is a practical book to encourage Christian parents and teachers placed in the strategic position of impacting the next generation. As a guide to world missions, The Mission-Minded Child is filled with facts, information and tools for teaching. It focuses on the "why" of missions—including our Biblical basis, historical heritage and the world’s need—and contains over 25 mini-missionary biographies, motivational mission stories, classic poems, hymns and hundreds of easy-to-use ideas.

The Mission-Minded Child will inspire teachers and parents to look for God’s potential in their child, "release" their little one to God for His purposes and "raise" their child to fulfill God’s specific mission. As a resource tool, this book will be referred to again and again.

About the Author

Ann Dunagan is a homeschooling mother of seven and an international minister alongside her husband, Jon Dunagan. In 1986, Jon & Ann Dunagan founded Harvest Ministry. Ann has personally ministered in over 25 countries throughout the world and she enjoys teaching children, speaking to women, and encouraging parents and teachers. The Dunagan family are based in Hood River, Oregon.

Keeping our Children's Hearts
So Far this is AMAZING!!!!!!! I have personally enjoyed Teri Maxwell's books, and her website. Homeschoolign with a meek and quiet spirit, was a wonderful book.

info from : written for parents of young children to teenagers, this book shares the joys and outcomes of our vital priority--keeping our children's hearts. Rebellion and immorality are common among teens even within the Christian community. Does Scripture offer any path of hope for more than this for our children? What can parents do to direct their children toward godliness rather than worldliness? When does this process begin? What is the cost?

Steve and Teri Maxwell believe the key factors in raising children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) are whether or not the parents have their children's hearts and what they are doing with those hearts. Keeping Our Children's Hearts offers direction and encouragement on this critically important topic.

Managers of their Chores
This book Rocks!!! I love how easy it is to read, it teaches the Why's of chores, and how to teach it to your children in such a great and powerful way....

In the same way that Managers of Their Homes helped tens of thousands of moms "get it all done," Managers of Their Chores helps families conquer the chore battle. The book and included ChorePack system have the potential to revolutionize the way your family accomplishes chores. Whether you are chore challenged or a seasoned chore warrior, you will gain motivation and loads of practical advice on implementing a stress-free chore system.

While this book will not do your chores for you, it is an incredible tool that will allow you to create and maintain a successful chore system for your family. Help prepare your children -- from preschoolers to teens -- for life by teaching them to do chores.

A Biblical Home Education
Taken from amazon description: An immensely respected leader in today's homeschool movement, Dr. Ruth Beechick encourages families to center all aspects of their children's learning on God's Word in A Biblical Home Education.

Beechick begins by showing how the subjects of worldview, science, and history have been pulled apart from the Bible and how they can be sensibly reconnected. In the author's words, "Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, that anti-God teaching can lead only to foolishness."

Also included are chapters on thinking, reading, writing and study skills, learning methods, curriculum tips, and extensive teaching helps.

The Three R's
Taken from amazon description:Three resources in one READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC! Learn how to take the mystery out of teaching the early grades with this practical, down-to-earth guidebook from Ruth Beechick. The book is divided into three sections that are tabbed for easy reference. The READING section tells how and when to begin phonics, and how to develop comprehension skills. The LANGUAGE section shows how to develop written language skills naturally, in the same way children learn oral language. The ARITHMETIC section explains how to teach understanding of math concepts, and not just memorization of facts. Bonus: A removable 2-sided wall chart for phonics and arithmetic.

The Unschooling Unmanual
I bought this to see some thoughts or ideas on unschooling, i am not an unschooler but would like to hear their ideas on the topicl. =) so far it's okay... very basic. Should have purchased a John Holt book instead...  =)

Taken from amazon description:
Unschooling isn't a technique - it's living and learning naturally, lovingly, and respectfully together.

The Unschooling Unmanual features 11 essays by 8 writers:

What are you reading this season ?


4 Thoughtful Comments:

sweet european dreams said...

These all look wonderful! I'm working on the whole Chores thing right now as well. I found a good FREE source that you might like...
Hang in there...he'll be home SOON!

Kelli said...

The chores one looks interesting...I might have to add that to my list as well =) Thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Ruth Beechick books. I'm exploring educational philosophy this year in prep for first grade, and her books are next on my list. The mission ones look awesome!

Kelli said...

I just found your blog :) I love your reading list. I read Mission Minded Child and it was great!!! I am now into Mission minded Family.


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