During the last two weeks,
Homeschool.com readers have voted for their Top Homeschooling
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
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!
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.
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.
Corporation specializes in
preserved specimens and dissection equipment. Specimens are guaranteed and they offer free disposal of
specimens so clean up is a breeze.
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.
over 100 years,
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.
Homeschool.com,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
Top 10 lists,
homeschooling events and so much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martial Arts (IMA /InternetMartialArts.com)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
www.theorytime.com 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.
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
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.
"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!
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.