A smorgasbord of links to share:
Hone your note-reading skills with this free online drill at MusicTheory.com. (Hat tip: MacBeth.)
Explore free art lessons at the Getty Museum (Hat tip: Tabatha Yeatts. Thanks for sending the link, Tabatha!)
Interested in Australia? Here’s a great list of picture books from Down Under!
The Headmistress treats us to several sites featuring free audio recordings of literature and children’s programming, including this terrific find: Librivox, at which site you may listen to a long list of unabridged classics including Pride and Prejudice, Pilgrim’s Progress, A Little Princess, Notes from the Underground, and Call of the Wild.
And speaking of audio, Farm School‘s Becky has the scoop on audio recordings of poetry.
To all of you who emailed about or commented on my “Quiet Joy” post, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and especially for sharing your own stories. I have been so moved by your outpouring of delight in your own wonderboys and wondergirls, and I have enjoyed “meeting” some of your beautiful children at your own websites.
Yesterday I was holding a sleepy Wonderboy on my hip while I prepared his morning smoothie, and for no particular reason he lifted his groggy little head and planted a kiss on my cheek. It washed over me again, as it does a hundred times a day, how blessed I am to have him. It has been a real pleasure to hear about all of your blessings too. Thanks.