Friday, March 05, 2010

Book Review: the Raindrop by Brian D. McClure

the Raindrop by Brian D. McClure Illustrated by Buddy Plumlee

The Illustrations by Buddy Plumlee are great. I loved just looking at the pictures. It is really nice when children's books have lovely illustrations so the children can enjoy looking at the book when the adults don't have time to read to them.

I loved the way Brain D. McClure explained the water system in a way a small child could understand. I also appreciated the underlying message that no matter how small we are, we are part of a greater whole and can accomplish great things together.

Lovely Book, I highly recommend it if you have small children.

A list of books by Brian D. McClure can be found here. To learn more about Brain and the Universal Flag click here.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Political Asylum for Homeschooling?

Ronda Kaysen  @ Momlogic doesn't think being forced to send your child to a government school amounts to persecution Political Asylum for Homeschooling?

Her post of course brought out the anti-homeschool BIGOTS in full force one commenter had this to say.

Why would any parent confine their children’s knowledge only to that which the parent knows, robbing those children of the diverse and expansive knowledge of professional educators? Furthermore, why should any society be forced to harbor such? Homeschooled children are denied the opportunity to learn incredibly valuable lessons about navigating social groups, working alongside those different from themselves, and being both a contributor to and participant in a larger community. To those who would argue that it’s a parent’s right to confine their children’s experience to that which the parents deign appropriate, I say that is neglect, abuse, and excessive control of precisely the wrong things. All the world needs is more religious wingnuts with zero knowledge of history, psychology, sociology, science. (eyeroll)
- Libby

Tuesday, March 02, 2010