It’s that time of year again. Back to School. As homeschooler’s, we are always learning but we have taken advantage of the season and created a reboot for our home. Of course that meant that we needed to gather up some amazing books to read together.
I choose books that focused on refining mindsets and families that homeschool. I’ll let you know which ones focus on homeschooling so that you can choose books for your child appropriately.
Refocus Your Mindset for Back to School
Love the Fur You’re In
Love The Fur You’re In, is a compilation of Sesame Street books through the decades. Each page shares a piece of wisdom perfect for any age. Life has a ton of lessons to learn along the way and I adored all these mini lessons with the classic characters teaching them.
Kids have a way of having a perspective that is very different from what we see. It’s a strength and one that I was my kids to keep for as long as possible. Yes, they might be small but they are mighty and a little perspective switch will take them far in life.
Inside My Imagination
Inside My imagination was filled with beautiful images as the author tried to write what imagination is like. Of course, everyones imagination is different. What I really loved about this book was that it shared so many options that each of my kids were able to connect with a different page. They saw differences as strengths and the book almost gave them permission to explore their own imagination and tell them that what their imagination is like is ok, that it is good enough. We are going to need imagination this year and I can’t wait to hear what each of them think and see inside their minds.
Have you changed? Did you find passion, interest or fascination. Because is an amazing book that starts with one persons talents and take you on a journey as they inspire and create talents in other people. I have included this in our Back to School reading because I want each of our kids to find something that changes them. Something that propels them to work hard, practice and achieve their goals.
You can learn with online resources and books but when kids get out into the world and actually experience things as they are happening, that’s when light bulbs go off. Doug Unplugged was the perfect book to read to help kids remember to get out there and explore and ask questions.
Back to Home School
Charlie Goes to School
Originally, I thought that Charlie was a boy but I was wrong. Charlie, is a member of the family, he is the pet dog. The best friend that follows the kids everywhere and wants the other animals to learn. Charlie see’s value in learning in the home and does his best to help the mom out. It is an adorable picture book, my favorite is when he tried to teach the other dogs to read so that they wouldn’t eat his favorite food. We don’t have a dog but if we did this would be one of our favorites.
This Is My Home, This Is My School
A home is much more than four walls, especially when you choose to homeschool. Each room/space serves multiple purposes and adapts to needs along the way. This is my Home, did a wonderful job at showing that you can learn everywhere; inside, outside and on field trips. Personally, I related with the Mom, I am always trying to keep my calm and be prepared for what lies ahead but that is an impossible task. What I can do is just the next thing and that is enough. Its a huge blessing to be able to have our home and school in one place, even though many things fall through the cracks.
Which books do you read before a new school year?