Monday, May 10, 2010


I have had "blog about BOB books prize" on my to-do list for months.

In January, I won a prize through the Letters of Grace giveaway. Letters of Grace is an Orthodox homeschooling curriculum geared toward children learning to read. It is the product of much hard work from Mary, Anna, and Matushka Emily. These three ladies have created beautiful and harmonious lessons and tested them on their own families, and are freely sharing their work.

Teddy loves his BOB books. I thought he'd be too young for them, as they are meant to be read by the child. He'd keep coming up to me and to his father, pushing the first book into our hands and demanding: "Mat! Mat!" (the name of the first book). He loves taking the books out of the box and putting them back in, solemnly turning pages and "reading" them himself, then bringing them to us to unlock their non-plots.

I worry that Teddy won't read enough. I worry that he'll read too much (as I did, and probably do). But I love sharing the discoveries with him. (Okay, most of the time, since I've put the BOB books out of reach for a while. "Mat! Mat!" can be too much since Teddy can't read them himself yet.)

So I just wanted to give thanks for Letters of Grace and its creators and share this wonderful resource.

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Blogger Matushka Anna said...

I've just looked at the Letters of Grace curriculum. I have to say I'm overwhelmed. I think it's absolutely wonderful. My three-year-old would love it. The only problem: I am also teaching first, second, third and fifth grade. My three-year-old gets read to and I have some alphabet, color and shape flash cards I'll do occasionally. I'm not sure how to begin to fit all of this in. (I'm realizing I'm turning this comment into a full letter so perhaps we could continue this by e-mail?) Anyway, congratulations on beginning the curriculum and I hope you have a blast with it!

Thu May 13, 03:42:00 PM CDT  

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