independently, there are times when
I don’t teach formal math until about
grade three, and so far that’s worked
great for us. Abstract symbols are much
History audio CDs together during
lunch. This provides great discussion
opportunities and in classic Charlotte
Mason;style,;I;check;their;comprehen-sion by saying, “So, tell me what you re-member;about;.;.;.”;Biographies;are;also
together is the best way to teach this for
child. While improving their language
Art, Poetry, Thinking Skills, and all
Top Five Tips
that other stuff:;Yes,;I;do;lump;this;all;to-
love for learning and a love for reading, you
education. He or she will always be curious
character training above academics.
of homeschoolers. Train them with
a heart for those dying without the
3.;Nobody loves your kids more than
you do. Nobody cares about your
kids more than you do. That makes
reading. From the littlest ages, we do
love for learning starts.
the greatest blessings in my life. I inter-
viewed several dozen retired missionar-
in more than a hundred hours of great
material. After the interviews, I com-
more. The end result is Seed Sowers: Gos-
;is;a;book;filled;with;twenty-one true, crazy, hilarious, sad, scary, and
wild accounts of the adventures of ordi-nary;people;committed;to;serving;God
wherever He called. God uses stories!
And God is already using the stories in
Seed Sowers to give the next generation
to tell children how God can use anyone
who has a heart for Him.
them to serve Him anywhere He leads.
The Toliver family serves full-time with
Wycliffe Associates and is currently working at the Linguistics Center in Dallas,
Texas. Gwen writes about ministry and big
family homeschooling and all the hilarity
that follows, at Tolivers to Texas. Gwen is
also the author of
Seed;Sowers:;Gospel-Planting Adventures—the perfect collection of modern-day missionary adventure
stories for families wanting to give their kids
a heart for the Lord and the lost. The book
is available through Grace & Truth Books.
The perfect homeschool setting: books and
treehouses (Elsie Toliver)
John and Gwen Toliver