Homeschooling for Rookies


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Are you beginning or considering homeschooling? Here are a few tips on curriculum, learning styles and getting started that will help you get moving on the right foot. You can do this!

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Luke 6:40

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So before you spend hundreds of dollars thinking you have found the miracle curriculum that will make homeschooling simple, remember, moms…

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Resources

The Way They Learn – Draw out the best in your children―by understanding the way they learn. If you’re frustrated that your child isn’t learning the way you did, chances are they are too! In this practical resource, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias explains that understanding how you both learn can make all the difference.  Using expertise in education and learning styles, Tobias offers practical guidance for teaching to your child’s strengths―both at home and in school―even when his or her learning style is very different from your own.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling – The best homeschool resource is now bigger and better than ever! Updated and expanded for a new generation of Christian parents, this indispensable resource belongs on the shelf of every homeschooling family. In addition to more than 500 pages of parent-tested ideas, solutions, homeschool suppliers, and curriculum recommendations, you will find:
* Six ingredients of a successful homeschool
* Keys to unlocking your child’s learning potential
* Ten ways to motivate the reluctant learner
* Creative solutions for burnout, budgeting, and managing your time

Five in a Row – A delightful literature based unit study curriculum for ages 2-12+. A perfect beginning for your preschooler!

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

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Heidi St. John
Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children from toddler to adult and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you.
Heidi St. John
Heidi St. John