Check out these books that we’ve selected to help your family learn from home.
Learning from home is both new and widespread. We have new books in our parent/teacher collection to help you along the way! From homework help to navigating virtual learning to setting the right tone for learning at home, we want to help.
How to Homeschool
If you want to learn how to homeschool from someone who has real life experience homeschooling, then check out "How To Homeschool" by Jane Rodda. This is an excellent resource for parents. Whether you are merely considering the option, just starting out, or are an established homeschooler looking for advice and encouragement, this guide will suit your needs. Jane takes an honest look at the homeschooling issue and gives real life, practical advice on how to homeschool. She doesn't just give directions from the sidelines. She gives examples from her own experience as a homeschooling mother to four children. This guide examines several different areas of homeschooling, including: - Making the decision to homeschool - Scheduling - Choosing Your Curriculum - Legal Issues - Socialization The guide includes step-by-step instructions and pinpointed lists of both what to do and what not to do. Jane Rodda realizes that parents have a lot of issues to consider and experience, and helps to give accurate information without overloading you with details. She also realizes that there are several options available for parents who are looking to homeschool, and she addresses the many different options from an unbiased view point. She does share her own personal story, but does not try to sway your decision. Making the decision to homeschool can be an exciting, yet somewhat frightening event. There are many questions to consider, and it is a decision that should not be made lightly. How to Homeschool Your Children helps take away the fear of homeschooling. Reading this guide will help you feel more prepared and confident to make the best decision for your family. This guide helps homeschooling become a rewarding and enriching experience for everyone.Read More View in Catalog
The Brave Learner
Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks.Read More View in Catalog
Sally, what is your secret? For years, parents worldwide have asked beloved author Sally Clarkson how she and her husband have ignited a love for learning and a deep faith in their children. They want to know how the Clarksons launched their children to live such vibrant, flourishing lives as adults. Awaking Wonder is Sally's answer to those questions. This book is thirty-six years in the making and provides a deep dive into Sally's most profound legacy: nurturing and guiding her four children into a wonder-filled life. If you are idealistic and hopeful about the process of raising your children to be healthy and vibrant, you will find encouragement through the Clarksons' story. If you are exhausted, confused, ill equipped, or unsupported in your journey as a parent, you will find relief through the countless ideas in this book. Awaking Wonder will inspire you, delight you, provide laughter, and bring tears through the heartfelt stories of four lively children and the wondrous life they grew up in together. Journey with Sally toward · cultivating wonder all around you, alongside your children · understanding how to open your children's hearts and minds to the grand design, beauty, and goodness scattered throughout the universe · laying a foundation for spiritual formation and a robust faith in God · nurturing your children to live into their capacity in intellect, faith, and relationships If you long for a holistic, spiritually foundational approach to parenting and education, this is the book you've been waiting for. The companion guide, The Awaking Wonder Experience, will help you apply Sally's principles in life-changing ways.Read More View in Catalog
As a practicing child psychiatrist and mother of three, Jodi Gold has a unique understanding of both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. Dr. Gold weaves together scientific knowledge and everyday practical advice to help you foster your child's healthy relationship to technology, from birth to the teen years. You'll learn: *How much screen time is too much at different ages. *What your kids and teens are actually doing in all those hours online. *How technology affects social, emotional, and cognitive development. *Which apps and games build smarts and let creativity shine. *How your own media habits influence your children. *What you need to know about privacy concerns, cyberbullying, and other dangers. *Ways to set limits that the whole family can live with.Read More View in Catalog
The Homeschooling Handbook
The mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we can’t afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids’ education?! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom, shows just how simple homeschooling can be. She and her husband taught their two kids in a one-bedroom apartment before picking up and moving the whole family to China. They’ve discovered that they don’t need rooms full of books, educational toys, and other teaching tools, nor do they need schedules packed full of extracurricular activities, field trips, and social events. Perhaps even more importantly, they don’t need to panic about making sure their kids turn out okay. It’s actually all pretty simple, she tells readers. But homeschooling well does require some planning and dedication, and a book like The Homeschooling Handbook to be your guide. Here you’ll find all your questions answered in Lippincott’s straightforward, warm, and witty style. Topics covered include: How to instill curiosity and a love of learning Types of homeschooling Your socialization fears assuaged How to create simple schedules and stick to them Tips for keeping costs down Teaching kids with disabilities The benefits of play time Legal requirements How to avoid burnout And much more! Full of anecdotes, interviews with other homeschooling families, and wisdom, this is a must-have for any family considering the homeschooling life.Read More View in Catalog
Quiet the voices of "not good enough" and step courageously into guilt-free homeschooling Many homeschool parents have a long-term relationship with self-doubt. "Did I make the right decision?" "Could someone else do this better?" "Am I robbing my kids of something by not sending them to ‘regular school’?" What if there’s a better way? Not a 3-step technique or a shiny, new curriculum, but a change in perspective that transforms the way you plan, teach, and homeschool? Homeschool Bravely teaches you to see homeschooling as a calling, helps you overthrow the tyranny of impossible expectations, and guides you through the common bumps in the road, including how to: juggle school and parenting with toddlers at home teach a struggling learner plan with the end in mind accept your own limitations without feeling guilty stay the course even in the face of criticism Reclaim your hope, renew your purpose, and transform your homeschool. Because the truth is: God will use every part of your homeschool, even your fears, faults, and failures, to weave good plans for your kids.Read More View in Catalog
The Peaceful Home approach to parenting during a pandemic. We are living through an unprecedented and stressful time, and many parents around the world have been asked to care for and educate their children at home. This presents unique challenges, especially for parents trying to work and oversee their children during long days at home. Extraordinary Parenting offers authoritative, calm, credible advice that is easy to digest and put into practise straight away, as parents learn to navigate unthinkable circumstances. Central to this quick, informative read is a guide to building strong, flexible family rhythms. Written by a homeschooling expert with the current Covid-19 crisis in mind, Extraordinary Parenting will have lasting appeal for any family dealing with a sudden change in circumstances--or even just those families who want to rethink the way their household and parenting is structured. What emerges, through Rickman's Montessori- and Waldorf-influenced approach, is a peaceful parenting style that fosters a slow childhood and a holistic family way of being in the world.Read More View in Catalog
Elizabeth Kanna, Lisa Gillis, Christina Culver
Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered virtually. In Virtual Schooling three top authorities help you navigate the fastest growing movement in education -- regardless of whether your child attends public school, private school or is home schooled. You'll discover how to: · Find opportunities and programs to optimize your child's learning, strengths and aptitudes. · Create a personalized learning plan for your child, which can remove barriers, ignite their passions and propel your child to new levels of learning. · Prepare your child for success in the workplace in any future economy.Read More View in Catalog