Friday, June 28, 2013

The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Drama (Part 2)

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Chapter 10 - Drama (Part 2)

Two more things I want to mention. The first is the use of audio books. Audio books are a wonderful resource for adding dramatics to your home or just acquaint your child with an excellent reading of a book. Of course, not every narrator will be pleasing to the ear. It's okay just skip it or if your kids like it plug your own ears!

I had to teach myself listen to audio books and even now I usually only listen in the car back and forth to work. My kids, on the other hand, enjoy audio books, especially Destini. I have a hard time finding ones for her and lately we have resorted to using (This is not my favorite resource. There are a few good narrators and then we usually only pick the books that have been read by one person.).

Some favorites in the Starr house:
  • Me - Anne of Green Gables Series read by Barbara Caruso, All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot read my Christopher Timothy
  • Dad - The Little Britches Series by Ralph Moody read by Cameron Beierle
  • Caleb - The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander (There is a reader my son prefers. Unfortunately he isn't here to tell me.)
  • Destini - Thy Mysterious Benedict Society & Prequel by Trenton Stewart, read by Del Roy (This man's voice gets on my nerves, but my kids love these books so I plug my ears.)
  • Chantry - The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright, read by Pamela Dillman
  • Delani - She prefers mom's reading.
The second is a recommendation for those who are trying to teach poetry to your children. I highly recommend a chapter from the book Penny Candy by Jean Kerr called  "The Poetry and the Peasants" . Years ago I read this post from the The Common Room and later I actually came across the book and had to read it, (yes, the whole book, but I'm weird that way.).  It is humorous yet inspirational little story of a family trying to instill 'culture' into their family.

More from this series:
Chapter 1 (The First Artist)
Chapter 2 (What is Hidden Art?)
Chapter 3 (Music)
Chapter 4 (Painting, Sketching, Sculpturing)
Chapter 5 - Part 1 (Interior Decoration)
Chapter 5 - Part 2 (Interior Decoration)
Chapter 6 (Gardens and Gardening)
Chapter 7 (Flower Arrangements)
Chapter 8 (Food)
Chapter 9 (Prose & Poetry)
Chapter 10 - Drama (Part I)

I am linking up with Cindy at Ordo Amoris.

1 comment:

  1. Never thought of trying Little Britches on audio. Great idea and Timothy Christopher reading All Creatures is a great idea too.



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