Once again I’m teaming up with my fellow iHomeschool Network buddies to share with you 10 things about me in 10 weeks. Today’s topic: 10 Favorite Homeschooling Books. Since I created a similar list not quite a year ago, I thought about just providing a link to that post instead of creating a new top ten list but then I realized that I actually have a few new favorites to share with you so here is my NEW top ten favorite books about homeschooling. Be sure to check them out!
- Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education, 3rd Ed. by Laura Berquist–Whether you are a Catholic or not or pursuing a classical avenue or not, this books provides excellent suggestions for grade by grade objectives as well as supported reading lists.
- Educating the WholeHearted Child: A Handbook for Christian Home Education: Home to Use Real Books and Real Life to Make Your Home a Vibrant Center of Living and Learning for You and Your Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson–The most scripture filled Charlotte Mason Philosophy resource I’ve found.
- Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High Schoolby Rebecca Rupp–Provides a standard by standard list of resources and guidelines for each grade.
- The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book by Guy Baily–Provides lesson plans for activities and sports units conducive to the home school environment. If you use it along with a health book, you’ve got physical education covered K-12.
- The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling by Kathy Ishizuka–A good beginner’s resource.
- Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt–Great reference for on-grade reading books. This may also be a book you might want to consider even if your child is not homeschooled.
- The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise–Even if you are not considering a classical education I’d still consider reading this book as it is one of the top home school books on the market.
- Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles by Paul and Gena Suarez–Subtitled as a “Homeschool Convention in a Book” this book helps parents determine the teaching methodologies that would work best with their kids from a Christian perspective.
- The Three R’s by Ruth Beechick–A must read for any PreK thru 3rd grade home school teacher
- 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy–The only book of its kind that reviews nearly every home school curriculum available; great for choosing curriculum time.
Want to link up your own top 10 list for this week’s topic? Learn more about the Ten Weeks of Top Ten Lists and how you can link up on the iHomeschool Network. While there be sure to visit some of my fellow IHN friend’s Top Ten lists to gain even more insight on this week’s Top 10 Topic.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16