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There are as many ways to educate home schooled children, as there are homeschooled children.

The best way to decide what will work for you and your family is to learn about the various options.

The primary objective is to provide a good education while causing the least amount of stress for yourself and your child(ren).

From a completely unstructured and unplanned format such as Unschooling to the numerous formal accredited programs available, your choices are wide open.

There are 7 different learning styles and finding a program - or creating one - that teaches your child using his or her predominent learning style will make things vastly easier for both of you.

If you have more than one child, sometimes what worked well for one is not at all what is best for another. Keep that in mind when choosing, especially if you are constrained by a budget.

 

To Media or Not to Media

Many families have a strong opinion about whether they will, or will not, use television and computers for educational purposes.

In my home we use both. As an Industrial Engineer I was trained to work with computers professionally and have always loved learning by watching documentaries and other forms of multimedia. We take full advantage of those interests in our homeschool education.

Other families are adament about no television or computers.

The choice is yours. There is no right answer or wrong answer - only what works for you and your family and what doesn't.

 

Popular Homeschool Curricula:

http://homeschool.calvertschool.org - Calvert

http://www.laurelsprings.com/home - Laurel Springs

http://www.oakmeadow.com/index.php - Oak Meadow

http://keystoneschoolonline.com/ - The Keystone School

 

Religion in Education

Some families choose to home school because they want their faith to be represented in their child's education. There are many choices for predesigned curriculum that are faith-based.

Some popular bible-based curricula include:

https://www.abeka.com/Default.aspx - A Beka Book

http://www.aophomeschooling.com/ - Alpha Omega

 

Personally I don't use any of the above. I prefer to pick and choose the educational materials for each subject. I do extensive searches online, visiting Amazon and numerous book publishers while making my choices. I also use the following 2 resources and I take full advantage of the Homeschool Buyer Co-op's great prices.

 

Great Places to Find Additional Curriculum Ideas

http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/ - Homeschool Buyers Co-Op. A GREAT resource and a great way to save tons of money on homeschool programs. I make purchases through the co-op all the time. I also learn about many great resources by being a member of the buyers co-op.

http://www.homeschoolfreestuff.com/index.asp - Homeschool Free Stuff. This is a free newsletter full of interesting information and lots of free stuff.

 

Visit the Home School Resouces page for numerous suggestions about books, videos, websites, and more that will benefit you as you educate your children.

Some of the links on this site are to 3rd party vendors of which I am an affiliate. If you use these links, I may earn a commission. Most of the links on the site are to free resources that I hope you enjoy.

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