A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us
Author: Rebecca Frech
"One of the keys to being happy while homeschooling is to do it in a way that is natural for you - if you are a book girl, then pack your day full of literature, if you're crafty, then get out the glue sticks and glitter, and if your brain works better when it's sparkly... then, by golly, stick a tiara on your head and go teach something!" Do you wish that you had the chance to sit down with a seasoned homeschooling veteran over a cup of tea and ask every question that comes to mind? Mother of seven and twelve year homeschooling veteran Rebecca Frech is the common-sense voice of experience and reassurance that you've been hoping to find. Teaching in Your Tiara is a soup-to-nuts homeschooling book that walks you through the first years - deciding that home education is right for your family, choosing the right curriculum, understanding learning styles, not raising socially awkward kids, maintaining your own identity, and more. Whether you're the parent who's already committed to homeschooling or you're just dipping your toe into the pool of consideration, this book is for you! Rebecca's logic, honesty, and humor will leave you both amused and well-informed about the realities of homeschooling and what it could mean for your family.
More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home
Author: LauraMaery Gold,Joan M. Zielinski
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today From the Trade Paperback edition.
Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Style
Author: Cathy Duffy
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum
A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace
Author: Sarah Mackenzie
Category: Christian education
A Guide to Getting Started.
Author: Erica Arndt
Category: Home schooling
So you've decided to homeschool but don't know where to start? Don't worry, Homeschooling 101 offers you a step by step practical guide that will help you get started and continue on in your homeschooling journey. Erica will walk you through all of the aspects of getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! This book is a must read for new homeschoolers who need tangible advice for getting started! It also includes helpful homeschool forms, and a FREE planner! Erica is a Christian, wife, and a homeschooler. She is author of the top homschooling website: www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com
72 Things I Wish I'd Known
Author: Traci Matt
Make the most of your homeschooling efforts by employing some practical pointers from a veteran homeschool mom!With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. "Don't Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I'd Known" features concrete suggestions to help you:* Discover ways to take your family's pulse and maintain a peaceful household.* Realize how easy it can be to sidestep the isolation trap.* Find creative ways to maintain your own identity amid a sea of others' needs.* Learn the one easy habit to help avoid conflict with busy teen drivers.* Explain to others how your children are being properly socialized.
All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child
Author: Sherri Linsenbach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling! When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information, inspiration, and encouragement you need to easily and successfully homeschool your children from grades K–12. This complete guide contains information on: The Common Core standards and how they impact families Creating plans for typical homeschool days, including schedules and activities Utilizing curriculum resources, strategies, and methods Managing specific learning styles and special needs This guide is packed full of ideas to make homeschooling your child easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. With ideas for tackling social issues and motivating your child, this is the only reference you'll need to keep home education exciting and ensure your child’s success!
How to Get Started, Keep Motivated, and Bring Out the Best in Your Kids
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Thriving Homeschool Press
Category: Home schooling
Do you long to homeschool with joy, simplicity, & success? Tried-and-true homeschool advice! Veteran homeschool moms Tricia Goyer and Kristi Clover dish out practical help on getting started and staying the course. Homeschool Basics will remind you that the best homeschooling starts with the heart. Packed with ideas to help you push aside your fears and raise kids who will grow to be life-long learners. Tricia and Kristi believe that homeschooling can transform your life, your home, and your family. Mostly, they believe homeschooling can truly prepare your children for the life God's called them to live. Homeschool Basics covers the "basics" and so much more... Top 10 tips for a successful first year Getting beyond your fears Homeschooling with multiple children -- even little ones Strategies for when you feel overwhelmed or behind Planning your year with confidence Keeping your sanity with homeschooling and housekeeping Don't let doubts hold you back any longer. Hope & refreshment await.
A Practical Approach to Relaxed Homeschooling
Author: Kelly Crawford,Crawford
Whether you are one of those tired moms, contemplating giving up, or just need some relief, or whether you are just considering homeschooling and don't know where to start, you'll find this book full of answers and practical help. Think Outside the Classroom offers a refreshing look at what a "real education" is, and practical strategies for implementing a relaxed approach to education in your family.
Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Author: Sarah Mackenzie
Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges. As Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way. Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child’s life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler’s wonder to a teenager’s resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual. Reading aloud not only has the power to change a family—it has the power to change the world.
Author: Jonathan Bean
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"The boy from BUILDING OUR HOUSE takes us through a typically boisterous homeschooling day with his big family"--
The Social Benefits of Homeschooling
Author: Rachel Gathercole
Socialization may well be the single most important aspect of education today. With high and rising rates of divorce, drug abuse, youth violence, alcoholism, teen promiscuity, and so forth, we cannot afford to let this issue go unexamined. To cling to the idea that what we, as a culture, are doing now is the right and best way for all children, simply because it is what we are used to, is to shut our eyes and minds to other possibilities--possibilities that may well afford greater happiness, success, peace, and safety to our own children. At a time when people feel more disconnected than ever before, we cannot afford to overlook an option which offers our youth great benefits--including the rich, fulfilling, and healthy social life they may well need for the future. Homeschooling offers great social benefits to kids and parents. When we understand them, our children are the ones who will win.
Author: Jackie Wellwood
We all need encouragement. Whether it's a hug when we're scared, an ear that will listen to our frustrations, hands to help with a heavy load, or words of support when we are unsure. And the words that best minister to our hearts are those from someone who knows exactly what we are going through. As a homeschool teacher you encounter challenges above and beyond the variety of tasks all moms face. Challenges that only another homeschool mom would understand. Jackie Wellwood, a mother of seven, committed to homeschooling her children over ten years ago. Here she candidly shares her personal experiences and how they drew her closer to the Lord. She also blends those challenges with encouraging scriptural insights and closes each devotional with a prayer and questions that can help you apply God's truths to your specific situation. It is Jackie's hope that these words of reassurance, together with the understanding and compassion you'll find in these pages, will strengthen your spirit as you walk with the Savior.
Second Edition: Have Less Fluff and Bear More Fruit
Author: Karen DeBeus
Are you feeling disheartened, discouraged, or lost on the homeschooling journey? It doesn't have to be so complicated... I want to tell you to stop. Slow down. Stop chasing. Stop striving. Stop making it about the world. Make it about Him. This world and all it has passes away, but He is eternal. Stop. Look in your child's eyes. Focus on the relationship with your child. At that moment. These are the things that matter for eternity. Let the extras go...if they are bogging you down, then they aren't meant to be there. This journey isn't going to last forever. In fact, each year it gets shorter and shorter...so do it well. I always tell my kids to do all tasks well. Whatever lies before them, no matter how big or small, do it well. So, we as homeschool moms...are we doing it well? Are you stretched so thin we are giving a little in a lot of places? Or are we focused on what really matters? Join me as we get back to the heart of our homeschools and simply...homeschool. *Get rid of physical and mental "clutter" *Meal planning tips *Homeschooling multiple ages *Simple Preschool *Schedules *Choosing Curriculum *..and more!
Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time
Author: Jamie C. Martin
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.
Author: Debra Bell
Deb Bell's insights which crafted the homeschool classic, The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, have now applied to helping moms plan. Count your blessings while charting your family's progress with this 48-week planner designed to help you document God's faithfulness and activity during your homeschool journey. Features include: Unique Lord's Day planning grid, Flexibility to help you prioritize and plan for up to six children, Customized daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning forms, Forms for setting goals, journaling activities, and tracking reading lists, Year-end review pages, Sturdy construction with convenient pockets and coated covers. Now available in two different cover styles to coordinate with the colors of your life.
The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life
Author: Gladys Hunt
Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
Author: Karen Andreola
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Reseach & Supply Company
Category: Educational philosophy
A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason, this book reveals the practical day by day method of how to teach "the Charlotte Mason way". The author offers friendly advice, and humor, along with the joys and struggles of real homeschool life. The book covers education, parenting, homeschooling and lots of encouraging advice for mothers.