As we start contemplating what curriculum to use for our homeschool adventure we have to address the important question of what the most important thing to teach to our children is.
Don’t get me wrong– we want children who can think, who can reason, and who are as smart as they can be. We want our kids to be able to use their gifts to the best of their abilities.
However, if all we are concerned about is academics, I think we will have missed the boat. We believe that we have to help bring our children up in the Lord, and that means that God can’t just be another subject, but has to be part of the education.
One of the best resources I’ve found for early childhood education is Danielle’s Place, a Christian website that ties together bible verses, weekly themes, and alphabet letters. This site has been invaluable to me as a Sunday school teacher. I’ve even used some of the craft ideas in my own classroom, but I can hardly wait for the day I can begin to teach my own children.
We’ve also purchased Abeka’s Alphabet Verse Cards so that they can attach the letters of the alphabet with verses.
What do you do to teach your children values?