Students who write and read well also reap the rewards of living richly knowledgeable, imaginative, and creative lives. Is that not our greatest hope for our kids—that they will live richly knowledgeable, imaginative, and creative lives?
What a gift to show them how to do that well through the basics. Even though my son is twelve, almost thirteen, we still read together aloud at night. I was not sure if he was enjoying it, or even comprehending the story line until recently.
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Depressing, but fascinating. Great writing does that to you—it creates a shorthand language, a kind of little secret speak, a means of connection only found through stories and books.
My hope is to give my son lots of stories, thoughts, and dreams through excellent books. I want to bathe him in fascinating experiences through reading—blazing a big trail of ideas to draw from in life.
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I do this because I know my own ideas are not enough. Instead they must experience vicariously the joys of lifetimes so that they can approach the world with empathy. Within the Challenge program, part of our daily work is to discuss big ideas where I ask my son lots of questions and he thinks his responses out loud.
Out of this come big ideas about creation, evolution, faith, science, moral dilemmas, worldviews, and more. We have had amazing discussions.
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Our literature discussions have allowed us to see issues from all sides, from the smallest to the biggest thoughts, from what God would think to what a child would think. It has been an awesome practice in thinking big. What a gift—the time and space to think vastly, to consider new perspectives, to debate them within safe walls where the stakes are low and the reward is high. My guess is that we will continue to love and uphold the three Rs as important despite what technology or politics may bring.
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