Numerous research have shown the negative effect of too much screen time for kids. I try, as much as I can,  to limit my kids TV time to an hour a day,  and  DVD time is reserved for weekends.

I prefer more time spent on independent play using open ended toys like blocks and legos. Majority of our time is spent  having read-aloud sessions, usually after lunch and before bedtime.

Below are some of the books we’ll be devouring this school year 2014-2015. Some books we’ve read already but we haven’t done a project for, so I will try to update this soon with links on our books rows, projects and activities.




The Real Mother Goose

Aesop’s Fables

The Complete Collection of Winnie the Pooh : Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner,

Now We are Six, When We Were Young



My Father’s Dragon

Stuart Little

A Bear Called Paddington

Little House in the Big Woods




The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit

The Wind in the Willows




The Boxcar Children 

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island




Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear, Little Bear’s Friend, Little Bear Visits

Frog and Toad


BFIAR  and FIAR Books:





Runaway Bunny

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

The Story of Ping

We’re Going on A Bear Hunt


Make Way for Ducklings


Mirette on a High Wire

The Clown of God





The Little House

Katy and the Big Snow

When I Was Young in the Mountains

Little Nino’s Pizzeria



Bible and Classic Stories


First Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola’s Book of Bibe Stories

Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children  Aesop,Hans Christian Andersen and Brother’s Grimm



Madeline Books:




Madeline in London

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Madeline’s Rescue



Frances’ Books:



Best Friends for Frances

A Bargain for Frances

Bread and Jam for Frances



Dr. Seuss’ s Books:

Dr Seuss


Hop on Pop

Dr.Seuss’s ABC

The Foot Book

Are You My Mother

Ten Apples Up on Top

The Cat in Hat

Green Eggs and Ham

One fish, Two Fish, red fish , blue fish

Go Dog! Go!

Horton Hears a Who

If ever, we get to finish reading he books in this list, I guess I’ll just have to add the books below and make an entirely new blog post!


The actual curriculum per subject will be on my next post as I’m still waiting for the books to arrive.

Happy reading!