Posts in category McGuffey

Taking a reading

  Long have I longed for this day: my child joyfully reading entire books, entirely unprovoked. Oh what a blessing, what a relief.  All those hours of wondering, worrying – will he ever read?  No amount of anecdotes or testimonies or re-assurance from education experts – “a child growing up in a literate society/household will […]

McGuffey Primers – No school like the old school!

After reading about these primers on lots of US homeschool blogs we decided to give them a try.  First of all I perused the digital archived copies on  I printed off the Revised Primer for free, then cut and bound it into a pamphlet to use with our 8 year old. Originally published in […]


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