Teaching Enjoyable Pastimes

Child's Play: 200 Instant Crafts and Activities for PreschoolersChild’s Play: 200 Instant Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers by Leslie Hamilton

Fun and easy ideas for parents and young children to do together. ISBN 0517571714

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage: Tales Of The Dream ChildrenMozart’s Magnificent Voyage: Tales Of The Dream Children

Engaging dramatized story about Mozart’s life with several pieces of his music woven throughout in the background.

Also in the series:

Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Hallelujah Handel, and Mozart’s Magic Fantasy

Katie Meets the ImpressionistsKatie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew

Also look for Katie and the Sunflowers and Katie and the Mona Lisa. Imaginative stories of a little girl interacting with the subjects of famous paintings. Great introduction to classic art. ISBN 0531301516

Masters of Art: Cezanne (Masters of Art Series)Masters of Art: Cezanne (Masters of Art Series) by Meyer Schapiro

An example of an oversized art book that features the works of one artist. Start your own collection. And watch local bookstores; they often have books like this on the bargain table. ISBN 0810910438

Vivaldi: The Four SeasonsVivaldi: The Four Seasons

An example of a musical collection that features the works of one composer. You can usually find CDs or tapes like this for pretty reasonable prices.

web resource logoSimply Charlotte Mason

A Web site that Sonya co-directs to help those homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason approach.