Homeschooling today is different than it was when I started. Today, it seems all types of educational companies are wanting to make a buck off of homeschoolers. Don’t get me wrong. I love all the choices, but when it comes to teaching our kids at home some homeschool curriculum is superior to others. One area of curriculum that I’m thrilled to see an explosion in is curriculum by homeschoolers for homeschoolers.
3 Reasons to Love Curriculum by Homeschoolers For Homeschoolers
If you don’t already appreciate why that is important, look at these three reasons why you’ll love curriculum by homeschoolers.
Then, you’ll love the round up of homeschool curriculum which makes our job of teaching at home a delight.
One/ Curriculum written by a homeschooler assumes we don’t have a teacher’s background in a subject. You have to love that part.
When I started teaching my first son at home, I remember that the math book which was written for a public school was hard for me to understand.
Like most of you, I’m fairly capable of teaching any subject or at least tackling it if I knew a bit of the background information.
Curriculum written by homeschoolers can take more time to explain the foundation or background of a subject. Giving me a foundation or direction as to what I’m teaching educates me too alongside my kids. It gives me the bigger picture of what I’m aiming for when I teach.
Two/Curriculum written by a homeschooler understands our need to teach multiple ages of children at one time.
I always respect copyright on curriculum; I follow the direction of whether or not I can use it to teach more than one child. Most curriculum I’ve used understands our need to have a teaching tip for a grade up or below the level of the just purchased curriculum. This is a great time-savings tip when teaching our kids together.
Public school curriculum is set out to teach a classroom and the tips are to use for teaching the masses.
Three/Curriculum written by a homeschooler is normally priced better.
Budget is something we have to talk about. I’m not always about free because it’s true you get what you pay for. Again, though, curriculum written by a homeschooler understands our need to stretch our curriculum budget. They try to give us not only great options for purchasing, but deliver it in different formats to save costs.
Curriculum that is unique and hard to find suited for our purpose at home is easier with all the unique finds we have available today.
My reasons for loving special and unique curriculum by homeschoolers could be more expansive, but I wanted to give you a few treasures I’ve enjoyed through the years.
Look at a few of the homeschooling families I’ve come to treasure because of how much they have helped to give my kids an excellent education.
Homeschool Curriculum from the Pak Homeschooling Family
I remember the first time I saw something created by Amy Pak because I absolutely knew her way of teaching history, hands-on and engaging fit my idea of how I thought history should be taught.
Not only have I used their beautiful curriculum with my kids, but I’ve used it in a co-op setting.
Look here at Amazing Hands-on History Activities for 14 Ancient Empires (free notebook cover too) to see how we had fun with the Great Empires Activity Study,
You’ll love ALL of their hands-on projects and will have a hard time choosing which ones to do this year and which ones to do next year.
Homeschool Curriculum from the Bauer Homeschooling Family
I’ve used a lot of resources by Susan Wise Bauer because they’re timely, rigorous, and easy to use. Did I mention she is a lovely person in person too?
The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Writing with Ease and Writing with Skill are just a few of the really helpful and rigorous language arts program.
From elementary to high school, you’ll love how the Bauer family at Peacehill Press lays out their curriculum in a friendly way for the homeschool educator.
Homeschool Curriculum from the Berg Homeschooling Family
I’ve used many of them for years. Be sure you start early collecting their products because I feel at times there are not enough years to homeschool to use them all. I’ve sure tried.
Beautiful feet books is about combining living history with history, geography, or even science to make it meaningful. Look at a few of their beautiful products that you’ll go crazy over.
BEST Curriculum by Homeschoolers
You’ll want to browse all of them from K to High School.
Homeschool Curriculum From the Kautzer Homeschooling Family
I remember the first time I used WriteShop, I thought I was in cupcake heaven. Oh, maybe saying that was corny, but I felt like that teaching writing. It was as easy as baking cupcakes.
Homeschool Curriculum From the Hogan Homeschooling Family
The Hogan family has created many helpful programs like their science programs and geography programs. You’ll want to look over the curriculum which just like the others is created to open and easily use.
I love their curriculum because I could get several of it in digital format so that as my sons got older they could keep it on their device.Then, I’ve really been excited about these next two homeschool families because they have filled a void I’ve had for a while when it comes to making literature studies interactive and finding electives.
Homeschool Curriculum From the McVey Homeschooling Family
Literary Adventures for Kids helps parents and students to dig deeper, go on rabbit trails, and add a little adventure all while enjoying great literature.
Oh I’m not finished yet.
Don’t you love knowing that there is curriculum written by homeschool families with an expert background in just about every subject?
Talking about every subject, we don’t want to leave out enrichment.
Homeschoool Curriculum From the Mayo Homeschooling Family
Anything Gena puts her hand to for enrichment only adds beauty to your homeschool.
You’ll love all of her programs. Below are just a few of them.
Be sure to look over all the courses.
A lot of easy formatted books like ebooks for science have been a life saver for me too both when we moved overseas and just when I was limited on storage. You’ll love some of these easy science finds too.
Did I mention it’s usually affordable when it’s in a digital format?
Homeschool Curriculum From the Goodwin Homeschooling Family
Not having a science background, I appreciate these families who have a strong science background. They make it easy for me to teach.
Not only do they appreciate I’m a homeschool mom who wants to be involved, but I like things easy for me too.
Homeschool Curriculum From the West Homeschooling Family
I’ve used Cindy’s science living books for multiple ages to save my mind. Easily downloadable and with activities for any season, you’re ready to go with minimal preparation.Look at a few links of how I used her curriculum:
Too, I want you to know that I believe in supporting families that support our homeschool lifestyle and always look to them first when choosing curriculum.
Not only is their homeschool curriculum easy to use, but it’s superior at times. Now you know the secret of how to easily homeschool.
You’ll love these other resources:
- How to Build Middle School Curriculum Directly From Amazon
- Digital Homeschool Curriculum – Big Ol’ List
- Big Ol’ List of All-In-One Homeschool Curriculum (a.k.a Boxed)
Hugs and love ya,