Use coupon code JULY-LIBRARY for 10% off both variants of the Beyond Little Hearts Deluxe Set!

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Use coupon code JULY-LIBRARY for 10% off both variants of the Beyond Little Hearts Deluxe Set!

We are excited to continue our Heart of Dakota Library Builder book set promotion! On the 1st Wednesday of each month we will be promoting one of our book sets with a 10% coupon code. For this month’s special, use coupon code JULY-LIBRARY on our website for the entire month of July to save 10% on the Beyond Little Hearts Deluxe Set. To view all the books in the boy set, click here. To view all the books in the girl set, click here.

This set of books contains nine read-aloud titles, one for each genre of literature that is scheduled in the storytime part of the plans in  Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory. Each book is used for 20 days of the plans.

How is the Storytime part of the plans in Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory used throughout the year?

(From the Introduction of Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory):

Storytime
Daily storytime sessions are based on literature that is read aloud from the
following nine genres: Biography, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Fantasy,
Mystery, Nonfiction, Humor, Realistic Fiction, and Folk Tale. Each type of
literature is read aloud for 20 days, except for Folk Tale which is read aloud
for 10 days.

The instructions and activities are written to be used with any literature.
This flexibility allows you to use your own discretion in selecting literature to read aloud to your students. The structure also allows you to select the
pace at which you’ll complete your read aloud selection.

Each 5 day unit in the guide includes the following reading activities in coordination with the read-aloud assignments:
*1st Day: introduce and study different types of literature
*2nd Day: model narration to foster comprehension
*3rd Day: identify and analyze a different story element for each genre
*4th Day: relate personally to one Godly character trait, compare
Biblical and book characters, and select one area to improve
*5th Day: practice narration by retelling the story in a variety of ways

Use coupon code JULY-LIBRARY to save!

To apply this month’s savings, just enter coupon code JULY-LIBRARY on our website when you check out! We hope these books will be as treasured to you as they are to us!

Have a great rest of the week!
Heart of Dakota

Thank you for voting for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Thank you for voting for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!
This Saturday, we’d like to take a moment to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards! The Reader Awards have been a regular feature in Practical Homeschooling since 1998. Thousands of homeschoolers rank the curriculum they have used, and the products with the highest satisfaction ratings win.
Thanks to you, Heart of Dakota won 8 awards including…
First Place
  • 1st Place tie in Elementary Curriculum: Little Hearts series
  • 1st Place in Middle School Curriculum: Hearts for Him Through Time series
  • 1st Place in High School Curriculum: Heart of Dakota High School Courses
  • 1st Place tie in History: Heart of Dakota curriculum
  • 1st Place tie in Geography: Heart of Dakota World Geography
  • 1st Place tie in Literature: Heart of Dakota Literature
Second Place
  • 2nd Place tie in Kindergarten: Little Hearts for His Glory
Third Place
  • 3rd Place tie in Preschool/Reading: Little Hands to Heaven
Once again, thank you so much for voting for us in the Reader Awards! It’s humbling to see our curriculum making an impact in so many people’s lives.
Have a wonderful week! 🙂

Introducing…God’s Hand in Life’s Little Moments!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Introducing…God’s Hand in Life’s Little Moments!

Did you know that Carrie’s sister Julie wrote a devotional especially to encourage homeschool moms? Each chapter has a theme and includes devotions encouraging you as a Christian woman, a wife, a mother, and a teacher! You can purchase it new and with free shipping at her personal eBay storefront here!

Use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY for 10% off the Beyond Little Hearts Classic Set!

Library Builder

Use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY for 10% off both variants of the Beyond Little Hearts Classic Set!

We are excited to continue our Heart of Dakota Library Builder book set promotion! On the 1st Wednesday of each month we will be promoting one of our book sets with a 10% coupon code. For this month’s special, use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY on our website for the entire month of June to save 10% on the Beyond Little Hearts Classic Set. To view all of the books in this set, just click here!

This set of books contains nine read-aloud titles, one for each genre of literature that is scheduled in the storytime part of the plans in  Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory. Each book is used for 20 days of the plans.

How is the Storytime part of the plans in Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory used throughout the year?

(From the Introduction of Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory):

Storytime
Daily storytime sessions are based on literature that is read aloud from the
following nine genres: Biography, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Fantasy,
Mystery, Nonfiction, Humor, Realistic Fiction, and Folk Tale. Each type of
literature is read aloud for 20 days, except for Folk Tale which is read aloud
for 10 days.

The instructions and activities are written to be used with any literature.
This flexibility allows you to use your own discretion in selecting literature to read aloud to your students. The structure also allows you to select the
pace at which you’ll complete your read aloud selection.

Each 5 day unit in the guide includes the following reading activities in coordination with the read-aloud assignments:
*1st Day: introduce and study different types of literature
*2nd Day: model narration to foster comprehension
*3rd Day: identify and analyze a different story element for each genre
*4th Day: relate personally to one Godly character trait, compare
Biblical and book characters, and select one area to improve
*5th Day: practice narration by retelling the story in a variety of ways

Use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY to save!

To apply this month’s savings, just enter coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY on our website when you check out! We hope these books will be as treasured to you as they are to us!

Have a great rest of the week!
Heart of Dakota

Use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY for 10% off both variants of the Emerging Reader set!

Library Builder

Use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY for 10% off both variants of the Emerging Reader set!

We are excited to continue our Heart of Dakota Library Builder book set promotion! On the 1st Wednesday of each month we will be promoting one of our book sets with a 10% coupon code. For this month’s special, use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY on our website for the entire month of May to save 10% on both variants of the Emerging Reader set. To view all of the books in this set, just click here!

How does the Emerging Reader set work?

The only difference between the two sets is the Bible. The Early Reader’s Bible is a little bit easier for your child to read than the Beginner’s Bible.

Regardless of which Bible you choose, these books will be a great resource for your beginning reader! We suggest that this set of books be used right after phonics instruction. Since each book in this set gets progressively more difficult to read, the strength of your child’s reading ability will be constantly moving forward to that of an independent reader. Just follow the Scheduled Books for Emerging Readers found in the Appendix of Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory and in the Appendix of Bigger Hearts for His Glory. The schedule listed in the Appendix has been carefully planned to utilize interesting books that gradually increase in reading difficulty throughout the year.

Use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY to save!

To apply this month’s savings, just enter coupon code MAY-LIBRARY on our website when you check out! We hope these books will be as treasured to you as they are to us!

Have a great rest of the week!
Heart of Dakota

PS: Here’s a helpful teaching tip on getting the most out of the Emerging Reader set!