While we do live in the age of the Internet, some of us still love to read. And read is something I did a lot of when I was at the beginning of my homeschool journey! It is something I continue to do as the years pass. There is always something new to be learned, some great piece of advice or tip to try that might be just what you are in need of.
Helpful Homeschool Books
1. The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
This was on my nightstand for years at the beginning of my homeschooling journey. Even if you are not homeschooling in the classical education style there are so many great resources listed and scheduling tips/ideas that can be implemented in most other styles.
2. Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
John Holt is considered the founder of unschooling. Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Teach Your Own not only has all the vital information necessary to be the bible for parents teaching their own children, it also conveys John Holt’s wise and passionate belief in every child’s ability to learn from the world that has made his wonderful books into enduring classics.
3. The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child’s specific learning style, including:
- When, why, and how to get started
- The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child’s progress, and navigate local regulations
- Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels
- Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships
- And much, much more!
4. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens
This books was atop my list when I was preparing to homeschooling the middle and high school years. It takes you from handling the teen years, to preparing and handling the essentials of high school as well as how to properly prepare for college. A must have for homeschooling high school!
5. Homeschooling: The Teen Years
I love the organization of this book. It is well thought out and takes you through the middle and high school years. It helps you through teen issues like customizing to meet their needs, and helps you through figuring out what path might be right for them post graduation.
6. The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas
This is a collective book done by the bloggers of iHomeschool Network. If you are looking to hear from those of us that are in the trenches then this is the book for you! Written by homeschool moms from all walks and styles with real life practical tips and information for homeschooling kids all of ages.