S7 Susan Laird - Choosing and Using Books

How do you feel when we say – "BOOKS!!"? Delighted? Depressed? Depends? Reading is a gift from cradle to adulthood. Join Susan as she explores ideas to assist our trips to the library and our book purchases. What criteria should be considered for choosing books that are consistent with our family's values and worldview? How can we help our children evaluate a book for themselves? How can we make better use of books? Susan will discuss a wide variety of ways to incorporate academic assignments into our homeschools while still nurturing a pleasure for reading. This session will encourage you if your homeschool is a bit reluctant to reading or is new to enjoying literature, and will hone your passion if your homeschool already delights in using Good Books.

Biography: Susan Laird home educated two daughters for 16 memory-filled years, launching them through graduation to post-secondary and work. The many bookshelves in the Laird household still attest to the fact that books enjoy a top priority in their home. The physical activity Susan implemented due to homeschooling has now become a daily way of life as she enjoys activities such as hiking, kayaking, skiing and more, on a regular basis. She and her husband, Ben, live in Burlington where Susan continues to use her education background serving in the homeschool community by leading classes and tutoring students. Her heart’s desire is to mentor and encourage families as the Lord leads them on their homeschool journey.