If you’re new to homeschooling, use the advice from these posts to learn how to homeschool and get started on the right foot.I remember the first time I stepped foot into a homeschool curriculum sale.
The room was HUGE and there were over a hundred booths full of curriculum salespeople trying to get me to purchase their curriculum.
“Your children will be a head above the rest if you use our ($800) product!”
“You definitely need this tool for learning logic that uses a life-sized abacus!”
“This workshop is the only way to prevent homeschool FAILURE!!!”
I spent most of the day in a daze, shielding my eyes from the harsh glare of the florescent lights and wandering up and down the aisles purchasing nothing.
When I left that day, I was more confused than ever and was left with the question, “how do I homeschool?”
How to Homeschool: Advice for New Homeschoolers
Entering the homeschool curriculum market for the first time can be overwhelming (I recommend going with a friend if you can), but you don’t even have to set foot into a homeschool convention to provide high-quality educational tools for your children.
As someone who has seen homeschool curriculum both on the student and teacher side, I’ve had a lot of experience with different curriculum formats. You don’t need a million books or expensive curriculum to succeed.
Instead, what you need is a clear plan, knowledge of your children’s learning style, and a few essentials to get started. From there, everything falls into place.
Use these tips from veteran homeschool parents to help you learn how to homeschool.
Homeschooling Styles and Methods
Keeping Things Legal in Your Homeschool
Tips for Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
Curriculum We’ve Used
Where to Find Awesome Homeschool Curriculum
My favorite places to find homeschool curriculum.
Amazon: You can find nearly everything here.
Timberdoodle: Stallar curriclum packages.
Education.com: For classroom teachers, but I use tons of stuff from there.
Teachers Pay Teachers– A super-amazing resource for homeschool worksheets.
Educents: Quality supplements from homeschooling parents and classroom teachers.
WriteShop: Quality writing program for K-8th grade.
Rainbow Resource: Find homeschool curriculum for less!
How to Plan Your Homeschool
Use these tips to make planning easier!
Essential Supplies for Homeschooling
These supplies will get you started homeschooling on the right foot.
Homeschooling a Special Needs Child
If you’re homeschooling a child with special needs, these articles can help!
Homeschool Encouragement and Motivation
Use these resources to stay encouraged throughout your homeschool journey and defeat homeschool burnout (trust me, it will happen at least once a year):
How to Homeschool Book Resources
These are my favorite how-to manuals on homeschooling.