I am about to embark on my 15th year of this incredibly difficult and rewarding journey called homeschooling. Even though I am what many would consider a veteran homeschooler, it seems that the longer I do this, the more I realize there is for me to learn.
But homeschooling doesn’t have to be complicated and one of the best ways to simplify it is to ask others who have walked this same road to share their experience.
There is a new resource for homeschool moms that I am really excited to be able to share with you. It’s an ebook written by 55 homeschool moms on 103 topics related to homeschooling and it covers every question you’ve ever asked and many that you hadn’t even thought to ask!
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas is 562 pages…that is not a typo…562 pages packed with information. I know that for some of you, well let’s face it, most of you reading, you don’t have time to read 562 pages, but the great thing about the book is that it’s divided into sections and then subdivided further into chapters so that you can read what’s relevant to your situation or what interests you. As an example, if you are the mom of an only child, you likely won’t need to read the chapter on homeschooling a large family. Conversely, if you have many children, you can skip the chapter on homeschooling an only child.
The book addresses homeschooling from preschool through to college, with specifics about each of the stages. It also has all the subjects such as language arts and literature, history and geography, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) covered and then each is further broken down. There are also subjects such as Bible, learning a second language, phys. Ed., music, and art.
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas offers practical information such as keeping babies and toddlers occupied during homeschooling or easy dinner options for the busy homeschooling mom. It also has a lot of chapters on more obscure topics such as:
- how to use postage stamps for learning
- teaching history with American Girl Dolls
- how to start a homeschool book club
- learning from video games
- homeschooling the bipolar child
- carschooling: teaching on the road
- how to teach with Lego
- teaching a subject you don’t love
- muffin Mondays (learning with muffins)
Have you ever wanted to get answers from other homeschoolers to your burning questions? Here’s your chance! Just grab a cup of tea or coffee and sit down with this book!
There is also a large section on Special Needs including a chapter written by me on Homeschooling a Child with Sensory Issues. If you are a regular reader of this site, then there may not be much in that chapter that is new to you, but there are other chapters which will be relevant to you and there may even be a few nuggets in my chapter that will be beneficial.
Many of the other authors of this book are women who I admire and respect and whose information and expertise I trust. There are literally hundreds of homeschool years represented collectively!!!
Buy the book by clicking on any of the images above or by clicking this link. It is available to view on any computer or mobile device including your Kindle or other handheld reader.