We went to the gym this morning. I exercised while Norah played with friends. Then, we ran a few errands. Right now, Norah's watching The Little Mermaid, our choice of DVD from the library this week. I think the typical DVDs are way too expensive to justify unless there is some special occasion, like a birthday. And, Norah's only just now four, so our collection is still pretty modest. Her coming sister's birthdays will, no doubt, help with that. We haven't started Norah's lessons yet, but a day's worth of work usually takes her about an hour and a half, one of the many benefits of homeschooling. So, we still have plenty of time left this afternoon to start and finish.
"...the child should have a set time everyday to read for fun. Begin with half an hour for first graders, and build up to an hour of reading time daily... This is an important part of the child's education: it improves his reading skills, teaches him the habit of sitting still with a book, and reminds him that reading is fun... free reading ought to be spent on literature at or slightly below the child's present reading level so that he can simply enjoy himself. The easier reading will help him increase his speed." The Well Trained Mind: The Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer