We all feel the same way, are we doing the right thing? Are we messing up our kids? We’re constantly worried that we don’t know how to homeschool successfully.
There is so much information out there and it can seem like such a beast to get on top of things.
When you’re starting out there are so many resources beyond what your wallet can afford.
You also don’t know what will work with you and your child unless you actually try. You can read a ton of amazing reviews but there’s no way to know that it will work with yours.
How can you get started? Take a look at my best resources to get you homeschooling on the right path.
How to Get Started Homeschooling
I just want to know what to starting thinking about first. I know I felt the same way, well start here if you’re just thinking about getting started with homeschooling.
How to Save Money Homeschooling
When you’re buying curriculum for each child and they work at different age levels, homeschooling can get expensive. See how you can save some money with homeschooling curriculum.
Must Read Homeschool Books
If you need some books to get you started homeschooling or to reignite your love of homeschooling I like to read these books again each year.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of LearningTMWhen Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy for TodayHoney for a Child’s HeartHow Children Learn, 50th anniversary edition (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
Homeschool Schedule Ideas
When you don’t have a homeschool schedule, your homeschool can seem chaotic. With multiple kids it can be hard to juggle everyone’s work but if you come up with a system, you can stay on top of everything.
Be sure to grab the free printable homeschool planner, don’t worry, it’s not dated, exactly how I love my planners.
Best Homeschool Curriculum
Not sure what homeschool curriculum to use? No worries, see what I’ve tried and what worked for our family, it may work for yours. Just so you know we use mostly secular homeschool curriculum so if you’re looking for other resources, you may not find it here.
Recommended Homeschool Curriculum
I taught my kids to read with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and we’ve used Story of the World from my oldest. Singapore Math is are favorite math curriculum for my 2 youngest while my oldest is a huge fan of Teaching Textbooks.
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised EditionTeach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy LessonsSingapore Primary Mathematics Level 1 Kit (US Edition), Workbooks 1A and 1B, and Textbooks 1A and 1B by Singapore Math; U.S. Edition edition (2003) (2003)PLAID PHONICS 2011 STUDENT EDITION LEVEL A
No one tells you that homeschooling is going to be the most difficult thing you ever do. There will be good days but also bad ones, horrible ones that you think you’ll never get out of.
If you need help or you need encouragement, keep reading.
Need more help with your homeschool plans? Grab the Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom.