Join us as we delve into the principles and practices of homeschool Morning Time aka Morning Basket or Circle Time. With both experts in their fields and mentor-moms, we will discuss everything from how to choose the right books for a wide age range, to how to memorize a poem, to how to get the kids to sit still. All your burning Morning Time questions answered right here -- every other Tuesday.
YMB #103 The Role of Classic Children's Literature: A Conversation with Cheri Blomquist
When you have been homeschooling as long as I have it takes quite a bit to be surprised by a new resources. Before Austen Comes Aesop is a new book that was up to the task of turning my head.
This valuable guide for parents not only takes on the misguided idea that our kids need to read the most mature and difficult books at a young age, but also provides parents with the tools they need to create their own reading program using any books. Yes, there is a booklist, but it is not what you might expect. Instead of a subjective list of author favorites, what we have is a historical glimpse into the most influential children's literature of all times.
This resource (and this conversation) is not to be missed.
YMB #102 Leveling up Your Morning Time: A Conversation with Jessica Lawton
How do you manage when you have a number of kids spanning a wide age range? You want your older kids to still be part of your Morning Time, but you aren't sure which activities are appropriate for them? How do you "level up" the activities you do so that little ones AND bigger ones still get something out of Morning Time?
This episode answers all of those questions. Whether you make your own plans, follow a set of ours, or use something else you find online, this podcast is the ultimate resources for how to have a fruitful Morning Time for kids from toddler to teen.
YMB #101 Bethany Stuard: Choral Music the Great Room
Bethany Stuard has both an extensive knowledge of and great passion for choral music. That is what makes her such a fun guest for this episode of the podcast. In this episode Bethany likens choral music to a great room with doors that lead to all areas of knowledge. It is a fascinating glimpse at a tool we can use in our Morning Time to inspire our kids in ways we hadn't considered before. Enjoy!
For the show notes for this podcast visit https://pambarnhill.com/ymb101
YMB #100: Favorites from the First 100
This is it! We are proud to present our 100th episode of Your Morning Basket. Who would have thought that we could do 100 episodes about Morning Time and not run out of ideas? (Hint: At times it was NOT me.) But we have and I am proud of all of them.
In this 100th episode I am joined by YMB community manager (and all-around podcast super-fan) Dawn Garrett for a jaunt down memory lane as we highlight our favorite episodes and guests from the first 99. Our hopes are these snippets bring back some memories of episodes you might want to revisit or encourage you to check out some you might have missed. Enjoy!
For show notes and links to the episodes visit https://pambarnhill.com/ymb100
YMB #99: Grammar in Morning Time: A Conversation with Andrew Pudewa
It is always a fun honor to chat with Andrew Pudewa and this conversation was no different. First, this guest comes prepared. In the podcast Andrew dives into three different modes of teaching grammar -- and what we think of as traditional grammar instruction is only a part of one of those modes.
We also chat about why grammar (and words and thinking) are so important -- especially in the times in which we live today. There is so much good information in this one, it is going to blow you away. Enjoy!
For podcast show notes and episode downloads, visit pambarnhill.com/ymb99.
YMB #98 Finding the Fun in Art History: A Conversation with Lotus Stuart
Lotus Stuart has always done art with her kids ever since they were little. When she started homeschooling them she began using a curriculum, but what she soon discovered was with using a curriculum they were doing less art and it was certainly less FUN. In that moment the idea for Art History Kids movement was born.
Join Lotus and me as we chat about how to approach art history in a fun, low-pressure way that your kids are going to love. We talk about why it is important to explore artists (and not just the old ones) and how open-ended art projects can inspire interest and creativity in your kids.
For shownotes and episode downloads, go to pambarnhill.com/ymb98