The Online Homeschooling Community
You have to respect the people who school their kids at home. It's challenging enough being a parent to your child without being a teacher as well.
At present, there isn't much on this site intended for the exclusive use of school-at-homers. For that reason, I began to look at homeschool sites and blogs.
Like anything else on the web, most of them didn't seem to offer much.
Too many of the blogs tend to focus on day-to-day family life rather than actual education, and too many of the sites seem to focus on separating you from your money without offering much in return!
The purpose of this page is to introduce you to some of the few sites I feel I can recommend. I asked each of the site's authors to come up with a homeschooler's booklist.
Take a look at the list and then go ahead and link to their site!
I'm also providing a form at the bottom of this page for others with homeschool sites and blogs to bring to my attention. If I like your site I'll post your booklist! (And hopefully you can provide a return link to a page on this site that you like.)
Homeschooler: Maria Miller
Site: Homeschool Math
A comprehensive site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, extensive link list of games, interactive tutorials & quizzes, curriculum guide, and teaching tips articles. Maria keeps a blog as well.
Maria's Recommended Math Books for Homeschoolers
Homeschooler: Heidi Johnson
Site: Homeschool How-To
Heidi's site stresses getting your homeschool up and running.
Three Homeschooling Must-Haves
Homeschooler: Harvey Rosenberg
Character Education Books by Dr. Seuss
Being accepting of yourself leads to being accepting of others, a key part of making and keeping friends.
Dr. Seuss's wacky illustrations and rhyming verse tickled my funny bone and touched my heart simultaneously. A must for kids!
Homeschooler: Anna Marie
Offers encouragement, free worksheets, and practical knowledge about electives (especially p.e. and art), temperaments, discipline, recommended reading, holiday and co-op games and activities, gleaned from 19 years of homeschooling experience.
Historical Fiction with Wholesome Heroes
Homeschooler: Shirley Erwee
A homeschooling mom since 1997, Shirley's site focuses on the young ones, with an eye to activities that enrich. I never put the words "curriculum" and "preschooler" together until I visited Shirley's site!
Best South African Picture Books
Homeschooler: Carolyn Morrison
Site: Guilt-Free Homeschooling
Whether you have a question, need advice, or could just use some encouragement, Guilt-Free Homeschooling offers help, comfort, and advice to new or struggling homeschool parents, assuring them that homeschooling can be manageable, successful, guilt-free, and glorifying to God.
Top 3 Reference Books for the Homeschool Library
Benefit from Hilary's experience homeschooling four children. Find comprehensive curriculum summaries and reviews. Compare curricula in just a few clicks, not a few hours!
Great Homeschooling Books You Probably
Didn't Know About
Homeschooler: Marianne Vanderkolk
Site: Design Your Homeschool
Let Marianne show you how to design your own approach to learning by writing a tailor made program to fit your children's needs, abilities and personalities, an approach that fits you and complements your lifestyle.
Favourite "How To Homeschool" Books
Homeschooler: Pat Fenner
Site: Help 4 Your Homeschool
Let Pat help you keep alive the three things you need to persevere in homeschooling: Passion, Commitment and Creativity.
3 Fun Books to Spark Creativity and Enjoy a Laugh Together!
Here's what Amazon turns up when you enter Homeschooling.
The Children's Books By Category page.
Best Children's Books - Find, Read or Write home page.