Over the last few weeks I haven't been involved much with homeschooling. Mainly, I've been fighting off colds, handling Christmas for a grumpy family, trying to get crunchy vehicles home without getting arrested, and so forth. In the meantime I haven't been writing much about our homeschooling, I haven't been posting to the Carnivals of Homeschooling, and I haven't posted any links to them.
But I'm back! For now, anyway. The 105th Carnival of Homeschooling (Second Anniversary!) is up over at Why Homeschool.
My post entitled Vertical vs. Horizontal Socialization is featured.
There's a lot of other good stuff there. I particularly liked this post on how to introduce Great Literature to young children. Her strategy? Beat it to death. She starts with abridged children's versions with really pretty pictures; then, when they get familiar with those, she gives them versions that are a little more advanced, then a little more.... Eventually, her kids are so familiar with the story that they aren't fazed by the originals. It's an intriguing idea, I think.