Wishes DO Come True!
As my son and I began our homeschooling adventure, we found that one of our favorite things to do was to read aloud wonderful books about discoveries, history, famous politicians, music, holidays, etc. Some of our greatest learning happened in our informal conversations about these books or about trips and experiences relating to them. I soon began to wish for a comprehensive timeline that would allow us to notate when these events took place in the history of the world. I felt this would help my son develop an expansive contextual reference for the world's development and also help him to make connections between the events he learned about, and how they impacted the people living in that time and in the future.
I looked all over the internet trying to find a readymade timeline that did not have to be taped all around a room and that allowed sufficient space for each century. I went to a number of educational supply stores, asked various sources and was disappointed to learn that what I was looking for was not available. I finally went to a store and purchased paper to make my own, but was not sure how to go about it.
Imagine my delight when I went to a homeschool conference just a few days later and discovered the AddACentury booth. They were selling a beautifully produced, expansive, bookform timeline that was flexible and yet created the perfect format for what I wanted. It was exactly what I would have created after much time and thought. I was thrilled.
I brought it home and immediately put it together according to the directions. It fits in a 12x12 3ring scrapbook binder which allows us to take it with us anywhere in the house or on the road. This is a super product developed by another homeschooling mom who had the same desire to make history come alive for her child. Thank you Liz Blauer!