← Blog home

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fiction and Training the Imagination


It is important to introduce children to fiction because fiction and story are fantastic training grounds for the imagination. Children are moldable and easily influenced which means training their imagination from an early age is important. Stories allow them to engage with imagery and humanity in a way that can then be translated into their everyday experience.

Since college, I have read very little fiction. I’m motivated to learn and digest ideas so I read a lot of nonfiction books. I read about business, education, politics, theology, and the life stories of people I admire. In my younger years, I had read a lot of fiction; from classics like Jane Eyre and…
Read More


Homeschooling the Difficult Child


If you are homeschooling a difficult child, the following tips may help you.

If you are homeschooling a difficult child, the following tips may help you. The day did not look promising. My youngest daughter threw herself into her chair with a scowl on her face, making it abundantly clear that this game was being played under protest. Books were slammed, the table was kicked, and complaints filled…
Read More


Facebook: The New Reader’s Digest


There is a time for Facebook, a time for books, a time for video, and a time to sit and just talk to each other. It is the role of the parent to guide the next generation in making good choices.

“Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.” – Neil Postman (Amusing Ourselves to Death) Neil Postman’s book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, was written in 1985. To put that in…
Read More


Cyber Monday iPad Mini Giveaway


KinderTown is giving away a free iPad mini for Cyber Monday.

KinderTown is giving away a free iPad mini for Cyber Monday. Enter below. Read These Educational App Reviews: Famous Children’s Authors Apps It’s All About Numbers! Best Building Apps for Kids Best Coding Apps for Young Children Artistic Apps for Avokiddo