Homeschooling information is relied upon by many parents on a daily basis. Finding reliable information when it comes to putting together learning plans is essential, and can be found in a number of ways whether it’s by way of a homeschooling book or through a support group. The internet has also brought additional resources to parents who teach their children at home.
Why Homeschooling Books are Important
There are a couple of different aspects to a homeschooling books; one that teaches techniques and lesson plans to parents of homeschooled children, and one that is used as a text book for class. Both aspects are helpful and text books are essential, but although it isn’t required for parents to use a homeschooling book as an aid, it is a beneficial tool that can create a routine and positive learning experience for children being homeschooled.
Homeschooling books can be found in a couple of different ways. First, there’s a subscription type of book, which is either purchased or sent as a subscription on a weekly or monthly basis. These kinds of homeschooling books can be found as general education lesson plan books, and for each individual subject that make up an all around education (such as math, English and science among others).
Yearly or periodical homeschooling books that highlight resources, tips, ideas and instruction for parents to create their own lesson plans are also popular tools for parents. These can be found as manuals, as volume sets and for individual subject matters.
Without the use of homeschooling books, parents may find it hard to put together a year long schedule for school time. Being a parent as well as a teacher is not an easy task, so help is something that offers nothing but benefits. Homeschooling books provide calendars to keep track of lesson plans, whether ready made or parent made. They also offer structure that leaves parents free to focus on educating their children instead of having to waste time planning, creating and implementing.
In addition to homeschooling books, other resources available are in the way of neighborhood support groups, some who even put together play dates and group activities which helps with socialization. Internet groups are also proving to be useful, as long as the programs and websites are legitimate. Most homeschooling programs online will be certified to offer the programs and resources available to parents. Programs can even be attended by children from home over the internet, however parent supervision is strongly recommended.
Some books that I feel are really helpful to determine how you want to homeschool are:
- The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
- The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Raymond Moore
- Homeschool on a Shoestring by Melissa L. Morgan
- The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
- Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by Mary Pride