The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas: 55 Moms Share Their Expertise on 103 Topics
What can you do when you have a homeschool related question?
- You could “phone a friend”
- You could search your favorite homeschool blog
- You could contact members of your homeschool co-op or support group
Although these are GREAT ideas, what do you do if you still can’t find any someone familiar with the situation you are facing?
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Happily, 55 homeschool moms (myself included) have come together to share their tips, tricks, and hearts about 103 topics that impact every homeschool mom.
- Are just starting out or have been homeschooling for 10+ years
- Have a preschooler or a high schooler (or many kids in between)
- Are looking for encouragement or specific “how-to” ideas
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas has something for you!
What Is Included?
Here is just a sample of the topics covered in this eBook:
- Keeping babies and toddlers occupied while homeschooling
- Literacy for preschoolers
- Fine motor activities for preschoolers
Elementary to Middle
- Transitioning from elementary to middle
- Homeschooling elementary boys
Teen & Beyond
- Making tweens and teens more independent learners
- What college professors wish freshman knew
History & Geography
- Genealogy for kids
- Learning with maps
- Teaching history with American Girl dolls
- Teaching sewing in you homeschool
Language Arts and Literature
- Tips for teaching handwriting
- How to start a homeschool book club
- Free eBooks and audiobooks
- How to find resources for gifted child homeschooling
- Making learning fun for the struggling learner
- Homeschooling a child with sensory issues
- Easy ways to keep science hands-on and fun
- Homeschool nature studies
- Learning from video games
- How to teach with LEGO bricks
- You can teach art
- How to make the most of a field trip
- How to add PE to your day
- The benefits of homeschool yearbooks
- How to create a co-op to make learning fun
- Where to buy and sell used curriculum
- Creating an annual portfolio
- Teaching a subject you don’t love
- Get started with unit studies
- Understanding your child’s personality type
- Setting up memory work routines
- Tips for character development
- Homeschooling during unemployment
- How to make a homeschool budget and stick to it
Maintaining Your Home
- Being a healthy homeschool mom
- Easy dinner options for the busy homeschooling mother
Unique Homeschool Situations
- Homeschooling through a move
- Homeschooling in a large family
- Homeschooling while pregnant
- How to effectively homeschool during a deployment
- Parenting and homeschooling an only child
- Single-parent homeschooling
That is not even half of the amazing topics included in this book!
What is the book’s format?
Another great benefit is this book’s format.
This is a digital product in pdf, mobi and epub formats. When you purchase the Big Book you will automatically receive all formats in a zipped file.
This means you have immediate access to the information and you can read it on your tablet, computer, smart phone, etc.
Why do I think this is such a great resource?
I am not only a contributing author but I am also a homeschool mom who has used this book many times!
What I like most about this book is that I can refer back to it time and time again. Although some may read it cover-to-cover, it is designed to be a reference book when you need a little help.
As we are starting our late middle school and high school years I used this book for helpful tips about learning from video games, making tweens and teens more independent learners, and teaching a subject you don’t love (I was dreading teaching Chemistry this year and this chapter gave the motivation I needed to get started!!).
I look forward to using this book throughout the rest of our homeschool journey and I hope you find it useful too.
You can find more information, including a link to purchase this eBook The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas webpage.
As a veteran educator, Susan is always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for her family. Her family’s favorite subjects to study together are history, geography, and literature. Susan shares her family’s educational adventures at Education Possible.
I ran across both of your sites in the middle of the night in that “do I have my best homeschool game ready for this new journey?!” I delighted in reading your posts, suggestions and curriculum ideas. I am a newbie homeschooling a middle schooler this year. What is the best way to reach out for Q&As or ideas?
Susan Williams says
Welcome to the world of homeschooling!
Thanks for visiting our sites and for leaving a note – we would love to connect with you and help you on your journey.
A couple of things you can do to get started – when you visit The Curriculum Choice and Education Possible websites, be sure to “subscribe” to our email lists and “like” our Facebook pages so you immediately are alerted to our newest stories and informative posts.
I also host a Facebook discussion group for homeschool moms – this is an informal space for moms homeschooling middle and high school to help each other find support, encouragement, and information – we would love to have you join us. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/EducationPossibleDiscover/
If you have a specific question you can always use the “contact us” links on The Curriculum Choice and Education Possible to get in touch directly.
Have a great start to your new homeschool year!