As I have cruised through the various blogs that I follow, I noticed a rather common theme amongst my fellow SAHMs and homeschoolers. Most (not all) of them are Christians. That's fine with me, I have nothing against them or their beliefs, but I will tell you that trying to find some Buddhist curriculum out there has become darn near impossible. As I dug into others schedules and daily routines, I noticed that most of them have some dedicated time to their faith, some with devotionals, some with Bible study, and I realized that I wasn't taking the time to instruct my son in his own faith.
I have also noticed that I am not the only one out there who is craving for something to help our little Buddhists at home on their path as well. So, as luck would have it, I did find a magnificent little book, Amida's ABCs by Rev. Diane Johnson that has really helped me in putting together The Monk's and my morning Dharma talks. We take some time after doing some morning pages and calendar work to sit, read a letter (the book really is too easy for him to read) and then do an exercise that allows us to focus on that letter and what it means in being a Buddhist. The posts that follow will be our work as we continue to make our way through the book. While every letter doesn't have an activity with it (on those days we just have a good talk) I will post the activities that we do complete here so that any other fellow Buddhist homeschoolers can have another resource out there for their own families.