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During the last two weeks, readers have voted for their Top Homeschooling
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Please take a moment to review the winning companies (listed alphabetically below)—as they've been named the best of the best! We're sure you'll see many you'd like to incorporate into your homeschooling efforts this year. There's something for everyone.
Thank you to all those who participated (we're so impressed by how many of you voted—over 2,200 surveys were completed), and of course, a big congratulations to the companies named the Top Homeschooling Products (and more) of 2014!
Getting mail is fun again.
The Adventurous Mailbox offers adventure books mailed from abroad in fun packages introducing world cultures to kids. Kids also receive a secret invitation letter to join a dynamic online community where they are able to chat with the book's characters and have a lot of fun while learning about the world. Perfect for the tween in your life.
ArtAchieve offers online art lessons that make teaching sophisticated art lessons to students K-8 easy and affordable. Their lessons insure success with guided drawings; encourage creative expression; link art to science, language arts, social studies, and math; and let you choose lessons to create an art curriculum that fits your needs.

Bio Corporation specializes in preserved specimens and dissection equipment. Specimens are guaranteed and they offer free disposal of specimens so clean up is a breeze.
Bookemon offers free, easy-to-use online, iPad and iPhone book tools for parents, educators and kids to create their own personalized books in pro-quality print and e-book format. Their exclusive edCenter platform gives educators and homeschool parents a safe and secure environment to collaborate and work with their students and kids online.
For over 100 years,
Calvert Education has been a leading provider of comprehensive curriculum for grades PreK-9. A tuition-free virtual education with the Calvert curriculum is also available in many states in a Calvert partner school.
Educents is a flash-deal website that lists new educational products at a discount of up to 90% off. Check daily for new educational deals for your kids on the top brands and homeschooling products. All sales are for a limited time and are gone in a flash.,the #1 homeschooling community on the internet, is your go-to resource for everything homeschooling. We offer a vast array of homeschooling resources for beginning-advanced homeschoolers. These include our resource guide listings, magazines, newsletters, blog posts, podcasts, product reviews, Top 10 lists, homeschooling events and so much more.
With over 125,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you.  Save 20%-90% on award-winning homeschool curriculum like IXL Math, Rosetta Stone, Wordly Wise, Explode the Code, and more.  Membership is FREE and private.
The Homeschool Planet offers a full-featured, online planner that is easy to use, flexible, and gives you everything you need to organize your home and home school.  Try it free for 30 days, and find out why Homeschool Planet has received hundreds of rave reviews from homeschoolers just like you.

Homeschool Programming, Inc. provides self-study computer programming courses for kids and teens in Java, HTML, C#, and Visual Basic.  Students learn how to create their own programs, web pages, games, and Android apps.  Each course offers fun, hands-on activities, unique instructional videos, and award-winning textbooks.  No teacher expertise is required; the turn-key system guides students with a step-by-step approach, building computer programming skills from the ground up.
IEW offers a guaranteed-to-be-effective language arts curriculum, incorporating Andrew Pudewa's proven writing methodology, Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. This video seminar provides proven strategies for teaching writing, grammar, speaking, and more. For K–2 and struggling learners, IEW offers Primary Arts of Language (PAL), their learn-to-read-and write program based on the same IEW methods.
Internet Martial Arts (IMA / offers online martial arts courses which include web-based instructional videos, training, monitoring, and an online belt testing program for individuals age 6 (beginner friendly) and older. Students can train on their own schedule, and train anywhere while having access to instructor feedback—it's the cyber martial arts learning solution.
IXL is an online practice program that offers comprehensive coverage of K-12 math content, as well as English language arts for grades 2-8—with more grades on the way. Technology-enhanced question types and vibrant graphics connect and engage with kids, while detailed data tracking keeps parents informed of their progress.
Want your child to absorb more history than you ever thought possible or to actually think grammar is intriguing?
King Alfred's English is a unique approach to both English and history that is interesting, faith-building, and fun. Also, check out Laurie White's other books for younger readers and her FREE Timeline and Pack of Tricks for history.
Lesson Planet connects school and home-based educators with high caliber teacher-reviewed lesson plans, videos, apps, activities, worksheets, and more. Find exactly what you need targeted by grade, subject, resource type, etc., with a few fast clicks. Learn to use educational technology with their professional development videos.
Middlebury Interactive is a leader in K-12 digital world language education, providing online curriculum developed exclusively for the education market. Courses are self-paced for individualized learning and feature age-appropriate materials, including games, songs and videos featuring native speakers. Middlebury Interactive' courses teach language and culture through fun, interactive exercises online.
Mosaica Online is a quality K-12 education that is available in the safety and convenience of home. Students are taught by highly qualified distance learning teachers who are experts in their fields. Students interact with teachers and peers on a daily basis through a variety of Internet tools in a secure learning environment. Each day the learning experience extends from online lessons to hands-on projects where students learn by making and doing. Mosaica Online offers families an accredited education.
Red Apple Reading provides a fun and effective alternative to traditional methods of teaching reading to children. This online instructional reading program targets children ages 4 to 9 and teaches foundational reading skills through animated videos and engaging activities. Great for at-risk students, struggling readers, English learners, and accelerated learners.
Spanish for You offers simple, effective, affordable Spanish curriculum for home or co-op class use where kids grades 3-8 learn in less than 30 minutes/day through a variety of fun, easily taught activities and techniques. Fun, theme-based packages teach useful vocabulary, verb conjugation, and grammar. The lessons are streamlined--just follow the daily lesson guide.
Systematic Mathematics offers a non-consumable DVD math program. Because the classes are on DVDs—your kids can easily replay and go over parts that are difficult for them. If a student needs more work on a certain lesson, s/he can simply watch the lesson again and print out another worksheet. The teacher, a retired veteran math teacher saw the decline of math education in the U.S. and decided to do something about it.  He decided to teach math the way it used to be taught, supplying both the how AND the why, so that students UNDERSTAND math.
For more than 50 years, Pre-K—12+ products from The Critical Thinking Company™ have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen their minds. Their products are fun, easy to use. They do not teach through drill, memorization, or teach to the tests.
Theory Time is a national leader in music education. Proven curriculums include K-12 and Medallion Workbooks – ideal for independent study. Each "textbook within a workbook" provides detailed instruction, drill and review. Visit to view many creative products, including their FREE Ear Training Videos, Online Vocabulary Drills & Games, and Concept Podcasts.

This Week in History brings your home school to life.  Whatever you want to learn, whatever there is to teach, it starts with history. TWIH is keyword-searchable and the whole year's archive is available at any time. Plus, Mentoring in the Classics helps to light YOUR fire, so you have excellence and inspiration to pass on to those you teach and mentor. Used together--it's a winning combination. 
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Turtle Diary makes learning fun for the little ones. They offer skill building games, puzzle games, animated lesson plans, printable worksheets, interactive storybooks, art and craft activities, and various other learning options, in the subjects of math, science, language, social studies, creativity and logic. The online material is created by a team of skilled educators and child psychology experts that have come together to ensure the content is enriching and that it provides an enjoyable learning experience.
Virtual Learning Academy is a web-based curriculum spanning grades K-12. They offer over 100 courses, and 24/7 access. Your child can take an unlimited amount of courses per calendar year, allowing the freedom and flexibility for the coursework to fit into your family's schedule. Used by families nationally & internationally.
World Book Online is a go-to resource for accurate, reliable, easy-to-read information for your homeschooled students. With an affordable subscription price, this ad-free database is packed with information for young minds to explore. Five different learning sites have been created for multiple research levels and they contain thousands of images, illustrations, maps, videos, and other great educational resources to help your kids stay on task. You can access on the go with smartphones and tablet.
Voted "Best Vacation Rental Service Firm," ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® provides the largest selection of professionally managed vacation rentals in Northwest Florida.  Enjoy the amenities and freedom of a beach home or condominium with the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental company's Vacation Rental Bill of Rights®. Why a vacation rental listing? Because so many homeschoolers combine travel and education!
Youth Digital provides an online technology education for boys and girls, between the ages of 8 and 14. Regardless of your location or expertise with technology, your kids can gain critical computer, programming and technology skills in a manner that is highly interactive, rewarding and fun. They can learn to program and code in Java, make Mods in Minecraft©, animate movies, model and print in 3D, design video games, develop their own mobile apps, and more.



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