The award winning children’s book Miss Rumphius has been a favorite in our family for at least 15 years.
It’s one of those that I’ve read so many times, I have it memorized. So, when I discovered that Progeny Press offers a downloadable digital study guide for Miss Rumphius, I thought it would be fun to take a look at it. We’ve used and enjoyed other Progeny Press study guides for The Golden Goblet, The Hunger Games, The Giver, and several other titles, but we’ve never used one for the lower levels.
Literature plays a huge role in our homeschool, from the very earliest age on. Not only because I feel like they’re more effective than textbooks, but also because I feel that many books, movies, and other media offer us a fantastic opportunity to illustrate aspects of the gospel for our kids. I love what this article says about it:
So many elements in arts and media affirm aspects of the gospel. The children’s stories Love You Forever and The Runaway Bunny resemble the unflinching love of God in books with no religious terminology. Even the music of Lady Gaga, Pink, Eminem, or Katy Perry sometimes express the deep human longing and shows the universal need for the gospel. For young people to see the truths of Christianity lived out in the world affirms belief that the Christian message is real. Having this skill of discernment will enable them to turn arts and media into a source of encouragement as they enter the world as adults.