This ebook is an excerpt from the book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn — Chapter Eleven, Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten.
Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style is not just about classical education — it gives foundational reasons for why homeschooling should be your first choice.
Some of the distinctives of Teaching the Trivium include:
–an emphasis on reading aloud to your children
–studying logic from ages ten through high school, rather than using it as a one or two year supplement
–ancient literature from a Christian perspective — is it really necessary to read Homer?
–choices in language study, with an emphasis on Biblical Greek
–why INFORMAL math or grammar before age ten may be a better choice
–how to give your children the tools they need to teach themselves
–how to homeschool in a classical style without bucklin