Introducing the Educators Section

Introducing the Educators Section
Hello, I’m Christopher’s mom, Talita. I’d like to introduce the Educators section of the website, where you’ll find a collection of craft and party ideas based on the Inheritance Cycle. You will also find educational projects that I developed while raising my two children. Collectively called the Paolini Method, these activities are similar to those my husband and I used to help Christopher and Angela discover the joy of learning, while teaching them to read, write, and figure.

Every month I’ll post a new Joy of Learning at Home article. Each will focus on one topic and contain a fun educational project for young children. The first two, “Apple Observation” and “Animal Cracker Stories,” are now available.

For older children, check out my article “14 Ways to Make Fun” to find ideas for adding a bit of excitement to workbook assignments.

Happy teaching!


p.s. I’m often asked how Christopher’s homeschooling experience helped him write the Inheritance Cycle. To give you a peek into his early years, I share with you “From Dreams to Dragons.”

Talita Paolini

Talita is the mother of Christopher and Angela Paolini, whom she homeschooled with her husband, Kenneth. She is passionate about showing parents and teachers simple ways to teach, using everyday household items. Visit her website,, to find out more!