Bees on the Roof: A Book Review

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Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. —Daniel Pink Learning through stories is different than learning by memorizing facts or individual ideas. Stories provide a context for information and, if well-written, create an emotional connection, helping our brains understand and retain specific facts and … Continue reading

Australia to Zimbabwe – A Romping Review

In her new book, Australia to Zimbabwe: A Rhyming Romp Around the World to 24 Countries, Ruth Fitts takes readers on a fact-filled adventure around the globe. Working her way through the alphabet, Fitts explores the geography, culture, and language of 24 countries (“W” is for the world, and “X” … Continue reading

Homeschool a Foreign Language or Two with FluentU

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by Carissa Leventis-Cox Learned Seven Languages, but Mastered None In my academic life, I have learned Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Italian, and French (in addition to English), but unfortunately I do not keep up with any of my foreign languages. I have forgotten most through disuse or never learned them … Continue reading

Review: LeVar Burton’s “A Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm”

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. As an affiliate, GHF receives a small commission on items sold through our Amazon Affiliate links or GHF Amazon Store which help support GHF’s mission. Disclaimer: Reading Rainbow, publisher of The Rhino Who Swallowed the Storm, provided GHF with a complimentary copy of LeVar Burton’s book. This did not … Continue reading