(Also helpful for families who are not homeschooling, but want to be better parents)
Books — How to Homeschool
- MUST HAVE: The Three R’s, by Ruth Beechick — Incredible simple, helpful booklets that show you how to teach your own kids — so easy! Include: An Easy Start in Arithmetic, A Home Start in Reading, and A Strong Start in Language. For Grades K-3.
- MUST HAVE: You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8, by Ruth Beechick.
- Growing Up God’s Way, by John A. Stormer
- Creative Family Times, by Allen Hadidian. For preschoolers.
- How to Homeschool: A Practical Approach, by Gayle Graham
- Teaching the Trivium, by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn — my new favorite how-to book, this isn’t just for classical homeschoolers. You’ll find great advice for parenting and homeschooling in general. It’s a gem!
More Books — What to Teach Your Kids
- Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons – this complete phonics program is the best! Even if you decide its scripted lessons are too rigid for you, buy the book for their teaching hints and suggestions! It is priceless help for moms!
- Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills (Reader’s Digest)
- American Sign Language the Easy Way, by David Stewart
- The Wall Chart of World History, by Edward Hull and Dorset. (See a review here.)
- Charlotte Mason’s entire 6-volume work, The Original Home Schooling Series, is now available online for free! Wow!
- Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books, by Mark B. Thogmartin
- Have Kids — Will Travel, by Dale Bartlett
Links to Books
- The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (also available as a free e-book download)
- Recommended Reading for Children (by MOMYS)
- List of 1000 Good Books
- Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary (free online)
- Free Classic Audio Books
- Librivox – More free audio books
- The Family Vision Library – yearly subscriptions to all-Christian lending library