Sunday, April 19
Favorite Homeschooling Resources
I have a long list of files saved regarding home education. They include some of our favorite books, teaching resources, games and websites. Every once in a while, we'll be reading a book together from the library and I think, "oh, my, what a great book, I'll have to read this again with the little kids when they are older." And I'm terrified that I'll forget about it. Or which book it was.
So here is my list. I'm sure it will grown and evolve over time. Maybe you'll find a few treasures here too.
1. Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song by Les Beletsky
I can't love this book enough. The kids have been learning, and loving to learn, asking to learn, a bird song a day. They imitate the call or song in their little whistle-y noises and run excitedly to find me when they recognize the bird outdoors.
1. Zoom Science
2. Christian Liberty nature readers.
Creation based science readers in story format. These are wonderful, entertaining and very educational.
3. The Magic Schoolbus DVD's
1. Explore a Castle
2. Viking Exploration
3. Jamestown video and audio
4. Desperate Crossing: the untold story of the Mayflower
Interesting, fun story of the Pilgrims. One section toward the beginning that we skipped that talked about Pilgrims and "the birds and the bees".
5. The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer
Spelling and Phonics
1. Customized Spelling list and games
2. Fuzzy Lion Ears
1. How to Draw with Pastels
2. Art Projects for Kids
3. Sketching Outdoors in Spring by Jim Arnosky
1. Scripture Alphabet
1. Manner cartoons
1. Abby Mystery series by Pamela Walls
2. Little House on the Prairie website
3. Standard Bible Story Reader
4. The Diary of a Real Boy
(the library carries this one too)
1. Ambleside Online
2. Dover Publications
sign up for Dover's free samples. Every week I get a link in my inbox to printable samples of their books. My kids love these!
3. Timberdoodle Timberdoodle is a fabulous resource for not-dull homeschooling products. We love a lot of the games and art supplies they carry.