After trial and error and a few happy accidents, I found a way to bring the joy back to my children’s literature studies.
And, it wasn’t with unit studies and worksheets. It was through fun, engaging activities that inspired them and encouraged a love of reading.
I had tried bribery and prizes, but they didn’t seem to sway my kids’ attitudes toward reading.
Oh, they would do the reading assignment, but begrudgingly and not with any joy. They had no desire to pick up a book and how could a simple book compete with the barrage of online temptations available?
Then one day everything changed.
Was it a fluke? Or was it something more?
I honestly wasn’t sure, but one day I accidentally came upon a way to get the kids excited about our family reading.
It literally changed our homeschool and I was determined to figure out how to keep the excitement going.
I tried all the different paths to supposed success with enticing my children to read.
I tried to bribe them with reward points.
And more books (not sure why I thought that would work!).
When bribery didn't work I tried punishment.
“No electronics until you sit down and read this chapter.”
Yeah, that was a huge flop.
According to conventional wisdom, a trip to the ice cream store should inspire your kids to open up a book and read for hours.
Only, it doesn’t. So, how are you supposed to know what to do when everything you’ve been told fails miserably?
Don’t get me wrong. I know that bribery works for some people.
But, I didn’t want my kids to read because of a prize. I wanted them to have an appreciation for literature in all its forms.
I wanted them to experience new worlds, new cultures, and even many old ones. Words should leap off the page and into your imagination. They should shape your mind and your future.
I wanted my kids to have more and be more.
And, I didn’t want them to go through their childhood believing reading was a chore.
I wanted them to begin to love great literature now so it could help shape them into the adults they would become. Learning how to be a great thinker comes from critical thinking and analysis. It doesn’t come from watching YouTube videos and reading summaries of the classics.
If they didn’t develop a love for education as children, I feared they would never develop it.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
- J.R.R. Tolkien -
When you look back at these homeschool years, do you want to see children who had a thirst for knowledge or those who felt frustrated by the experience?
Remember I said that I accidentally came upon a way to get the kids excited about our family reading?
That day I added a little enchantment to our homeschool -- a spark of joy. It came in the form of a cookie. I couldn’t tell you what type of cookie or what the recipe was. I couldn’t tell you the specific day of the week.
What I can tell you is that on that day we stepped into the story. We experienced a part of the book. Sure, it was just a cookie, but it was relatable. It was how we could walk a few steps in the character’s shoes.
It was purely accidental. But, it was magic.
That day I realized what I had known all along.
But, I didn’t stop there. We began adding new experiences. We followed rabbit trails. We created adventures all based on literature.
And, my kids learned to love to read again.
The key to teaching your kids to love literature is pretty simple.
Just add a little magic dust.
Add some snacks, experiences, hands-on projects, and become a part of the book.
Add the joy and excitement that they had when everything was a new adventure and reading was for fun, not for school.
Help them learn to explore new ideas in the book or think critically about the problem the character is struggling to solve.
Give them the opportunity to dig a little deeper and become entrenched in the characters and their stories.
It’s simple really.
With our membership, you can easily add enchantment, inspiration, and adventure to your homeschool. And with over 30 online book clubs to choose from, your children will be inspired to read from many different genres and levels.
You can read the books with your children and look for ways to expand on the book and add fun details.
Or, you can let me help you.
I have done all the heavy lifting. I’ve created literature courses that guide your children through the book with fun and interesting rabbit trails; hands-on explorations; and a little bit of magic dust.
I give you everything you need to add the joy back to your literature studies. All you need to add are your children and a book.
I love sharing Literary Adventures with fellow homeschoolers. It is such a profoundly wonderful experience to hear stories of how our book clubs have changed the way people homeschool.
You chose this homeschooling path because you wanted something more or different for your kids. But are they getting that? Hating reading books was what happened in their public school classes. You wanted it to be different and that's why you chose to homeschool.
So now it’s up to you.
Do you want to inspire your children to read and give them a new outlook on education?
Or do you want to continue with the traditional way of education?
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The book club membership gives you access to all our current book clubs and any future ones as they are developed. But, it is so much more. It offers a community of support to guide you toward teaching your children to love to read.
With 20 Nature Book Clubs, 12 Family Book Clubs, 2 Christmas Book Clubs and 2 Poetry Teatimes, you have plenty of courses to choose from.
Each month we will have a interactive book club, that you can choose to join. We'll walk you through what to do each week and share ideas.
Every 3 months, we will have workshops to help you learn how to implement a relaxed and enchanting homeschool life.
Course authors and other community members are available to offer support and ideas when you need them.
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"Solid content in an interesting format that is very easy to use."
"I particularly like the way these Online Book Club studies take advantage of internet resources to enhance the study of novels while also adding activities for family involvement."
"My daughter LOVES these courses and I can't wait to learn more from the workshops!"
"If you are in the market for a language arts curriculum that’s already prepared for you and is appealing to kids, then this is for you."
"The kids and I absolutely loved this course."
"I can honestly say that the rabbit trails took us into such unexpected areas of learning that I never would have thought of on my own!"
Each book club is unique, but these are parts that make up each one.
We will go on rabbit trails of discovery. We will hop off the traditional roads of literature studies and meander down paths about pop-culture, history, biographies, poetry, music and more. We will take deep dives into some of the subjects touched on in the book and broaden our minds with new adventures.
We will also bring literature to life by sprinkling a bit of magic dust along the way. These hands-on projects will take us into the book through science, art, games and more. We will touch, see, feel and learn about the book through the activities.
Every Family Online Book Club includes the chance to learn spelling and grammar through copywork and dictation. We will also discuss literary elements found in the book and use our new knowledge for a writing project.
The pinnacle of the Family Online Book Club experience is the Party School! At the end of each literature study, we will celebrate the book with a party. Invite friends or family over for food and fun! All the ideas for food, decorations, and activities are included.
Members not only recieve all the courses, workshops and instruction, but you will also receive Members' Only Bonuses!
Our Book Club Planner offers you a simple way to add the joy of reading to your homeschool while also giving your kids the added fun of socializing with their friends.
Use our planner to help you plan fantastic book clubs with your family, neighbors, friends, or even your local homeschool group.
Valued at $5
Our nature journal offers a simple way to record all your nature adventures.
This nature journals is used in all of our Nature Book Clubs and can help your children learn to observe the world around them.
Valued at $5
Members will have access to more great resources as they are created for our book clubs!
Dachelle is a former traditional teacher turned homeschool mom. She has a passion for literature and for adding adventure to her homeschool. She has started several book clubs in her community with the idea that each book club should be a celebration of literature.
At Literary Adventures for Kids she takes those experiences and uses them to create online book clubs that add that little bit of magic to your children's education.
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