“The Book of Centuries is a great joy to the owner, and even in these busy days it is possible to find some time, however short, to add an illustration from time to time.” – G.M. Bernau, “The Book of Centuries”, PR Vol. 29
One of the biggest requests that I receive is , “Can you share your
pictures of your children’s Book of Centuries?” And so, that is what this post is
about! Making entries in their BOC should be a happy habit, a form of vitality. For the most part, I have made it a choice for my children (beginning around age 9 or 10) during the afternoon hours. But we have tried something different lately and it has worked well.
I was inspired by the idea of the “Book of Centuries Tea” mentioned by Bernau. She said, “Children always take a keen delight in their books, and the writer has had more than one happy ‘Book of Centuries Tea,’ when various children have brought their books and compared progress with each other.” Doesn’t that sound sweet? So now, when our TBG Community meets, everyone brings their BOCs. We take about 15 minutes to go around and show what we entered and maybe a word about why we chose that artifact. This has worked well and has actually revived everyone’s interest in their work.
Our BOCs are from bookofcenturies.com (Laurie Bestvater). She has lots of wonderful BOC helps on her website. Riverbend Press carries a slightly different version – also lovely. I encourage
you to choose a BOC that will be a lifelong companion for your student.
Teaching from Peace,
|Tools and transportation seem to be where this student’s interests lie.|
|This student likes to put literary artifacts and musical instruments in her BOC.|
|Nice start to a 1st century BCE page.|