Complete Idiots Guide to Homeschooling
by Authors: Marsha Ransom , John Taylor Gatto ISBN: 0028639898
One useful occupier of my homeschooling resource bookshelf. Explains briefly for those who cant take a lot of time the whys and wherefores of homeschooling .Finding the right philosophy and approach(es) to use, how to locate support groups and resources, its all there. Not preachy, academic or laden down with long-winded interviews or religious baggage. Definitely not Christian allhumdulilah
The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Authors: Mary Griffith ISBN: 0761512764
I had heard of homeschooling before, but not of unschooling. Having read the book, and the comments in it from unschooling parents and children, the latter is definitely what I would choose for any children of mine. Tell you what, after reading it I wished I had been unschooled! Unfortunately, I haven't, however, I reckon with my kids, whenever they come along, I can make up for a lot of what I've missed, by learning alongside them. I'm looking forward to that opportunity! The book is excellent in that it not only clearly explains the concept of unschooling, it also gives practical examples of how the children get an interest in learning to read, how mathematics and science are included in every day life, how history and the arts become wonderful day trips to museums, etc. On top of all that it has a chapter on coping with doubts and challenges, and each chapter has a long list of reference books where more info can be found. In short, a real gem. The whole world should return to unschooling I think. I highly recommend it.
The Survivors Guide To Homeschooling
by Luanne Schackelford & Susan White ISBN: 0891075038
Home schooling may be one of the most important and rapidly growing social movements of the day, but that doesn't get the laundry done for home teaching moms! Here, at last, is help millions of home schoolers have been waiting for. Written by two home teaching moms, this book answers the questions home schoolers are asking:
How can I prevent burnout?
What do I do with my preschoolers while I teach?
What if my child isn't "getting it?"
How can my husband help?
Writing with wisdom, candour and humour, the authors share the situations, solutions, successes and yes, even the failures home teachers face. A Survivor's Guide to Home Schooling offers practical suggestions, support, and encouragement. (Christian)
The Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School, A Parent's Guide (Revised 2nd Edition)
by Mary Griffith ISBN 0-7615-1727-8
Author Mary Griffith sought to provide answers to all the questions she had about homeschooling when she was first starting out, and called on several dozen homeschooling families to help her describe the full range in styles of homeschooling and , along with the most useful resources, the most helpful support groups, the most daunting challenges, and most gratifying successes. Practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point, The Homeschooling Handbook is essential reading both for families already homeschooling and for those just beginning to consider the idea. "The Homeschooling Handbook left me feeling like I'd visited the homes of many homeschoolers who generously shared their secrets, time, and wisdom. It would be a great addition to any homeschooler's library."
Help for the Harried Homeschooler : A Practical Guide to Balancing Your Child's Education with the Rest of Your Life
by Christine Field ISBN: 0877887942
Homeschooling moms and dads can be overwhelmed by the demands on their time. Between their children’s educational needs; their roles as spouse, parent, and more; and their own individual desires and goals, these mothers and fathers struggle to accomplish all that must be done. In Help for the Harried Homeschooler, experienced homeschooler, author, and mother of four Christine Field offers sound advice for parents who want not only to achieve homeschooling success but also to reach a balance in their lives.
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