Tuesday is our regular Books & Libraries Day in the River Houses when we recommend book-related and library-related resources you can browse, save, and share with your students. Did you know that Read.gov and the Library of Congress have put together a large collection of classic illustrated children’s books that can be read online? It includes works for all age groups, and you can browse it right here:
Perhaps you and your students would like to study an apple-pie alphabet:
Or perhaps you’d like to learn the lessons of Aesop’s fables, all told in rhyme and richly illustrated:
These colorful volumes really need to be viewed on a large screen — a phone won’t work very well — and the large screen will make the experience more like reading the originals as you turn from one page to the next. I haven’t tried them on a large tablet, but I bet that would work well too.
For a regular homeschool story-time, why not pick ten titles from this wonderful collection and read one each week with your students for the rest of the year.
What illustrated educational discoveries have you been making in your favorite library this Cygnus Term? 😊
❡ Dukedoms large enough: Have you found all the local libraries in your area? There may be more than you realize, and there’s no better homeschool field trip than a field trip to a new library! The WorldCat Library Finder will help you find all the library collections near you — public and private, large and small — and the WorldCat catalog itself will help you locate the closest copy of almost any book in the world. 📖
❡ Books in the running brooks: The sidebar on the River Houses website has links to several wonderful online library collections that we like to explore. Why not sit yourself down at a large screen for a while (rather than a phone) and give them a browse. 🔍
❡ When in doubt, go to the library: This is one of our regular Homeschool Books & Libraries posts. Add your name to our weekly mailing list and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 📚