Seth and I are going to be sharing lots of ideas on how to create a lifestyle of learning in your home in the next few months.. We use lots of different strategies and will be blogging about many of them in the near future. I wrote my first “Lifestyle of Learning” post for my dear friend Beth over at Classical Conversations at Home since she is too busy snuggling with her newest blessing to be blogging. It’s all about how to create a lifestyle of learning with books.
Here’s an excerpt:
We love books in our family! More often than not, someone is curled up with a book in our home. This didn’t just happen by accident. When my husband and I decided to homeschool, we wanted to establish a lifestyle of learning to help our children become lifelong learners. Books are a very important part of this! These are steps we’ve taken to achieve this.
Keep books in our home. This might seem simple enough, but when you have a small home or a tiny budget, you have to make a conscious choice to use the space and money for books. We buy sets of quality books when we know we’ll use them for years to come. I scour used bookstores or curriculum sales for titles I know we want. We also have two crates full of library books in our living room at all times. How do I decide between buying a book or getting it at the library? This is usually decided by how many times I think the kids will read it and whether or not it is easily accessible through the library.
Are you interested in more of the steps we’ve taken? If so, check out the full post for all seven ideas. Don’t forget to check back again for more ideas on creating a lifestyle of learning in your family!