Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 4 Essentials of Homeschooling


Day 4 of Essentials of Homeschooling
 Quality Curriculum

Now don't assume quality equals expensive, because it really doesn't have to. In quality I mean seeking out to learn your child's learning style, and utilizing curriculum that will help them gain expertise.
Each of my children learn differently and it has been helpful to know how they learn, to choose curriculum that will work with them. Are they visual, auditory or kin-esthetic? Right or left brain?

We have long been an Eclectic type of homeschool family, which means we dabble in this and that and the other thing. If someone asks us what type of school we use, they typically expect an answer like Abeka, Bob Jones, Switched on Schoolhouse, and we can say yes to each. We have learned that each of the kids is different, even in different subjects and need books, computer and tools that will help them learn the way they process best.

My 11 year old is right brained and there are a couple of books that have helped him significantly. He doesn't process phonics sounds like left brain kids do. Dianne Craft from Child Diagnostics has some great resources that really helped get my son reading. She also has excellent information for the parent who is teaching.


 Last year we reviewed Logic of English with him and he did excellent with it. This is another one that really works with him and I strongly recommend.

Each one of my kids has spent some time learning with Five in a Row, learning to love books and glean knowledge from them.

I have been blessed to be part of the School House review team for a few years now, and I have seen some outstanding companies. There is no way I could even list them all out for you, there are so many. Quality is going to mean something different to everyone, and you are going to have to find just the right choices for your children. Without the quality curriculum I find it would be very hard to homeschool. 


5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials


Shalynne @ Wonderfully Chaotic
Jody @ Because I’m Me
Emilee @ Pea of Sweetness
Nikki @ Angels of Heart
Sara @ Embracing Destiny
Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity
Jennifer @ Simblissity Cottage
Kathy @ Kathys Cluttered Mind
Annette @ A Net in Time

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2 comments:

  1. Love this - it really does vary from child to child, there's no one set curriculum that works for everyone. (Or if there is, I haven't found it yet!)

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  2. child diagnostics sounds like an interesting program that might help my boy. I may look into it. :)

    Annette @ A Net In Time

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