Teach-The European Academy For Christian Homeschooling.
The European Academy for Christian Homeschooling
Maranatha House, Unit 5, Northford Close,
Tel: +44-(0)1793-787927 Fax: 01793-783775
General number: 01793-783783
Teach Webiste: www.christian-education.org/teach.htm
Teach Prospectus PDF. U.S.A Website. See PDF The Great Commandment & Great Commission-God's Mandate For Christian Education.
Our eldest son (9) is learning all about missionary's, and a much higher standard of work that I did at his age. But school is much more than learning academic subjects. It is where our children's morality, opinions, and lifestyle will be shaped and the Teach Curriculum spends great attention on this.
To give you a taster. Here is a story from our four year old daughters work yesterday. In learning to recognize the "a" sound as in ape, she learns good Biblical morals:
The Aging Ape.
"Just one more bite," said Aging Ape. "I'll stop when I've eaten one more bite."
Now those around knew Aging Ape had eaten quite a few bites already. They had watched his shape change, week by week. One pound here, another pound there. Aging Ape was sadly out of shape! Still, when he ate, he always took the biggest piece. "Just one more bite," he'd say.
A week passed. When Aging Ape sat down in his chair one day, it broke! "My" he said, "I didn't realize I weighed that much!" He pulled up a stool, sat on it very carefully, and said, "Please pass the cake." Would you believe that when the plate was passed he again took the biggest piece?
"Look at Aging Ape!" said his friends.
"He's getting out of shape!"
One day Aging Ape's friends brought a big plate of bananas. "Have one." his friends said.
"Just one!" said all the little apes. They knew how much Aging Ape liked food.
"There's a big one." said Aging Ape, reaching for the one near him. Then he saw one that looked bigger. "No, I believe I'll take that one," he said. Just as he touched it, he saw another one underneath that seemed even bigger. "No, I'll take this one!" he exclaimed.
"Aging Ape," said the host, "your manners just aren't too good. Don't you know you should take the first piece you touch?"
"And you should take the one nearest to you," said a little ape.
Aging Ape looked embarrassed, but he kept on chewing.
The next day, when Aging Ape started into the dining room, a surprise awaited him. He was so out of shape he couldn't get in the door! "Hey, I can't get in. What shall I do? I'll starve to death," cried Aging Ape.
"We'll pass you the plate said the little apes, "but you'll have to promise not to take the biggest serving."
Aging Ape looked hurt. "I wouldn't do that," he said. "You know it's not polite."
"It's not polite, but you do it all the time Aging Ape. That's why you're out of shape."
Aging Ape couldn't believe his ears. "Do you mean," he said, "that I eat like a pig?"
"Well, no" said the little apes, "not really. The pigs we know have pretty good manners."
"Yes. They never take the biggest piece!"
"Do they take the piece nearest them on the plate?" asked Aging Ape.
"Always!" said the little apes.
"Do they take the first piece they touch?" asked Aging Ape.
"Without fail!" said the little apes.
"Am I the only one (Aging Ape was almost crying now) with such bad manners?"
"Well," said the littlest ape, "everyone makes a mistake once in a while."
"That's how you got out of shape," said another. "You ate, and ate, and ate."
Aging Ape looked sad. But he had learned his lesson. "I must remember to learn and use good manners, and then I will get back in shape. Three rules I must remember are:
1. Take the piece nearest me on the plate.
2. Touch only the one piece I take.
3. Don't take the biggest piece."
We also recommend going through all the sermons on the resource resources on pages:
(especially the Paul Washer family sermon series)
Also: Bringing Children To Christ the Biblical Way.