Summer Reading Programs (Ep 4, 6/10/12)

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Summer Reading Programs, Savvy Homeschool Moms PodcastWe are back after a week off due to internet issues. This week the moms discuss Summer Reading Programs, more Secular Charlotte Mason, iTunes feedback, and Beckie reviews Moving Beyond the Page.

Links in this episode:

Math Mammoth
Enid Blyton
Dolphin Tale
Summer Bridge Activities
Math Made Easy
Scholastic Summer Reading Program
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
Chuck E. Cheese Reward Calendars
BookIt Program
Book Adventure
Pottery Barn Kids
Guardians of Ga’Hoole series
Wolves of the Beyond series…spinoff from the Ga’Hoole series

Moving Beyond the Page Curriculum

Charlotte Mason Links:
20 Principles of Charlotte Mason
Penny Gardner, Charlotte Mason Study Guide
Original CM series online / CM Series in Modern English online
More about Charlotte Mason Education
Creative ideas for narration
iPhone apps mentioned: iBird and My Nature Tree Guide

Don’t forget there’s even more Charlotte Mason info on Tina’s website, Homeschool Realm (Look for “Secular Charlotte Mason” in the sidebar menu)

2 Responses

  1. Melanie

    Wonderful, informative podcast. I used the 7-9 Moving Beyond the Page curriculum with my daughter this year and also supplemented the science because it’s her favorite subject. Our local Museum in Boston has wonderful books called “Engineering is Elementary” ( that I love to use. For example, they had books on Sound and Butterflies (Pollination) that we used this year. The teacher’s guides are expensive and written more for full class sizes, so I just buy the storybooks. After reading a story and learning a little bit about a specific area of engineering, the child gets to come up with their own engineering design. It’s fun and creative. Since our children sound similar, I thought I’d mention it. And thank you for all of the ideas you shared. My daughter loves iBird (in fact she just put up a video on her website of all of the birds she’s identified with it:, so I’m going to have to look up the Nature Tree Guide. She’s always asking me to identify trees and I never have a clue!

    • Tinamama

      Thank you for your kind words Melanie! We’ll have to check out those resources! Sound really neat! Let me know how successful you are with the tree app…like I said on the show, I had a hard time getting it to work for me. I am determined to keep trying though! It’s a really neat app! And iBird is GREAT, isn’t it? We LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

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