E is for Encyclopedias – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Welcome to another week of Blogging Through the Alphabet! I am so glad that you have joined DaLynn from Biblical Womanhood and Kirsten from DoodleMom’s Homeschooling Life. We have been having so much fun sharing our alphabets with you! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This week, for the letter E I want to talk about Encyclopedias. Now, this is such a broad book topic, there are so many encyclopedias available to us and our children. They can go to the library, find an old one on a grandparent’s bookshelf, or even find one online! But I have fallen in love with the encyclopedias available from Usborne Books & More.

I love these books! While I don’t personally sell them myself, I would not be able to homeschool without them on my shelf! When I first decided to homeschool, my one and only goal was to own the trio of the Geography, World History and Science Encyclopedias. These have been a useful source of information during the last few years of our homeschool journey.

These three books, have helped me teach my children anything they want to learn, when and how they want to learn. These encyclopedias are not just full of words and boring information, they are filled with what your kids want to learn. There are color pictures, and a timeline on the bottom of each page in the World History.

The encyclopedias also have this fun thing called Internet Links. This means that we can go to the Usborne Site and your child can click over to the links that are referenced on the pages in the book. This is a great way to build on the foundation of the learning and let your child explore further!

On top of these three, I have also added The Children’s Encyclopedia for the younger ages, like Little Miss. This one is a little of everything all rolled into one. This younger version of the encyclopedia are great for building an interest in their learning! This one is shorter in the descriptions, but still has a lot of information and internet links for furthering the learning!

While we could use any encyclopedia we got our hands on, I love finding the ones that are fun, because if you are having fun, there is no end to your learning!

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7 Replies to “E is for Encyclopedias – Blogging Through the Alphabet”

    1. They are wonderful! I skipped using them for too many years and now they are a major base of our lessons!

    1. They do! I love how I don’t have to fight the kids to read or listen to them, while other “school” books seem to push them away from wanting to know more!

  1. I totally agree with you! The whole family loves the Usborne encyclopedias, especially the world history one!
    You had pictures of some that I haven’t seen yet though.. . . I think I need to check them out! 🙂

    1. We have the Children’s one, this is geared towards the younger ages. I love it and got it with Little Miss and Baby Girl in mind.

  2. Oh I love encyclopedias, also! I recall spending hours pouring over a relative’s as a child, enrapt. Imagine my delight to procure an entire vintage set a few years ago for FREE! Much of the information is archaic, but they are still novel and we often revert to them instead of good ol’ Google. 😉
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