Hopefully these homeschool curriculum reviews will help you wade through all the choices available to homeschoolers. With so many good home school books and resources to choose from, these should help you narrow down the best choices for your family.
I have been home schooling for over 16 years and it’s even easy for me to get confused sometimes too. I’ve been able to use lots of different books and resources over the years. Going to used home school curriculum fairs also helped allow me to look at quite a few books and curriculums.
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of being a part of The Old
Schoolhouse Magazine’s Homeschool Crew. For an entire school year
various publishers sent us their books and resources and we used and
reviewed them. It was a bit harried at times, but a very good experience
for all of us to be able to use those materials and then schedule all
those homeschool curriculum reviews into our week.
A good homeschool planner can really help keep things organized. I designed my own planner and have used that every year now. It helps me keep track of each student and each subject with ease. I can write down all my choices and then narrow down the best choices at the end. You are welcome to download a copy too.
If you really don’t know what to choose and want some individual and personal coaching, you are welcome to contact me and arrange an hour of home school coaching at homeschool coach. After you pay for the one hour, you then also have free email access to me available for a month after that.
I don’t like programs with a lot of teacher preparation or hand holding required. I like simple page layouts, easy to follow instructions, and material that is fairly interesting for students and parents.
A+ Tutorsoft Homeschool Math Programs
Beyond the Hedge
Children Learning Reading
English from the Roots Up
Homeschooling ABCs - Start Homeschool Learning Course.
Homeschool Typing - My review of Keyboard Classroom.
How to Homeschool Kindergarten
Math U See
Quarter Mile Math
Robinson Curriculum Review
Ruth Beechick’s Three Rs
Saxon Math Review
School of Tomorrow
Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers at homeschool science experiments
Sonlight Curriculum and Sonlight review - pros and cons
Sparkle Stories - Cute stores your children can listen to with a monthly subscription or one-time purchase. Free samples available.
Spellquizzer - Use alone software or use it to help enhance any spelling curriculum. By far our favorite spelling program!
Startwrite Customize your own handwriting program and use for years for many children if you like.
Supercharged Science - Science experiments done for you on video. Read this interview on the best way to teach Science.
Switched on Schoolhouse Math
Switched on Schoolhouse review
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Tenmarks Online Math Program
Turn Back the Pages of Time - history review
Website Design for Kids
Writing with Ease
All homeschool Math reviews in one place.
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