Yes, it’s that time of year again! As homeschoolers we’re always looking for super curriculum, great courses, supplemental material and more – but especially so during the Back to Homeschool season when we’re gearing up for next year.
Having a little advice always help. So, Homeschool.com staffers researched different homeschooling products, curriculum, and websites, to come up with our Back to Homeschool Awards list. Want to know who made it? Here is the list A-F. Part II will publish tomorrow.
You don’t want to wait – you want to see ALL of these GREAT resources NOW?
You can – the entire list here.
2017 Back to Homeschool Award Winners A-F
Learn, laugh and have fun along the way! 4Knowledge-4Fun offers a variety of educational materials and toys selected for newborns through age 14, including workbooks, flashcards, DVDs and games. You can check out their award winners, back to (home) school items, made in the USA toys, sale items, wooden toys, and MORE!
7 Generation Games
7 Generation Games makes immersive video game and interactive apps that teach standards-aligned math, while incorporating social studies and language arts – with supplemental teacher resources. New for 2017-18: Bilingual math games in English/Spanish!
The ABCmouse learning program, for ages 2-8, helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. With more than 8,500 individual learning activities and 850+ complete lessons which follow their Step-by-Step Learning Path, ABCmouse encompasses reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse is available to families on a low-cost subscription basis for use on computers, tablets, or smartphones. You can get 2 months for only $5!
Aceable is the new standard for state-approved and certified drivers ed courses via mobile app and web courses, transforming boring lectures into fast-paced, interactive content. Their courses include parent tools that allow parents to be involved and even lead the learning process.
Adventures of Rush Revere
The mission of the Adventures of Rush Revere Series is to tell American history in a way that will engage young readers. Instead of just memorizing facts, the readers are part of the action by time-traveling to key events, such as the Mayflower Voyage, Paul Revere’s Ride, or the Boston Tea Party. They can truly ‘experience’ history in a fun, exciting, and patriotic way.
Use Arcademics.com’s FREE multiplayer educational games to engage your kids in math and language practice. Students can race each other in real time, and parents can view live performance data through Arcademics Plus – www.arcademics.com/plus.
BECHTEL BOOKS/SPEEDY SPANISH
Serving homeschoolers for 29 years. Bechtel Books provides Speedy Spanish – conversational Spanish for pre-school, elementary, and high school students, as well as a high-school Christian Ethics curriculum – a devotional Bible study from the book of Proverbs. They also offer supplementary materials from trusted Christian curriculum publishers. Check out their coloring books, posters, teacher’s aids for bulletin boards and devotionals and MORE!
Bible Study Guide
The Bible Study Guide is a Bible curriculum that takes all ages through the Bible at the same time, studying some Old Testament and some New Testament each year. Students learn the “big picture” as well as detailed knowledge of the Bible. Best of all, they learn how to apply the Bible to their everyday lives. To see an intro to the Bible Study Guide For All Ages click here. Developed by a Mom – for her kids and for yours.
Breaking the Barrier, Inc.
Breaking the Barrier is a global leader in print and digital language learning. Featuring Spanish, French and English, the series provides learners with a solid understanding of language fundamentals along with cultural insights from around the world. The program works great in homeschool situations. Both print curriculum and iBooks are available.
Buncee is a creation tool designed to help students easily visualize and communicate what they are learning. Their technology uses a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows users to easily integrate media to create engaging communications. Your kids will love Buncee.
CHSH -Teach, LLC
CHSH-Teach.com (Christian Home School Hub) is an affordable option designed to make your homeschooling journey easier and affordable. It is brimming with resources (PreK-12) and will save you time and sanity! The site offers FREEBIES, a Download Club, a Membership option and more. This site was created by a homeschool Mom.
ABC Book Homeschool interactive mobile Apps are expertly built, teacher-tested, interactive applications that have a proven track record for helping kids learn how to write and read in a creative and engaging way. You will get from us: application, standards correlations, pacing guides, personal training webinar, on-demand support & all the updates during your subscription. Try our 30 days FREE demo.
Kids can experiment with Crayola colors and three delicious scents – cherry, blueberry, and pineapple – to make 16 custom, scented markers. Using the included blank stickers, kids can also create custom scratch and sniff sticker labels to decorate the marker barrels, folders, school projects and more. So much fun for the coming year!
Looking for a great science elective? Learn physics while enjoying aviation! Course also serves as a history elective as the important people and events of aviation are chronicled. Course can be an aid to those seeking aviation badges in Scouts or American Heritage girls. Watch the 3 minute video on the homepage – it tells all you need to know about this fast paced course that teenagers love.
Easy Grammar Systems
Easy Grammar Systems publishes an award-winning grammar series specializing in the prepositional approach. Concepts are taught in a building-block manner and incorporate a cyclical approach that promotes mastery learning. Check out 1) the Easy Grammar series, 2) the Daily GRAMS series, and 3) the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series – all are perfect for homeschooling.
Engaging worksheets, hands-on learning lesson plans, interactive online programs and more, all at up to 90% off! Shop their back to school/back to homeschool sale – shop by grade, or by subject. Also, Educents offers lots of FREEBIES!
Enlightium Academy is one of the largest, top-rated, K-12 online Christian schools. Enlightium focuses on delivering high-quality education and quick responses via technology-powered solutions and unlimited phone, messaging, and screen-share support. Various tuition options are available.
Epic! is an essential homeschool learning resource for kids – with access to 25,000 high-quality books, videos, quizzes and more! Includes fiction, nonfiction, audiobook, and Spanish titles from National Geographic, Smithsonian and more.
Eyeball It!™ – Ellen Priest
Eyeball It! ™ provides a series of FREE studio art projects (painting, drawing, sculpture, collage) for elementary school-age children to do at home with a parent or other interested adult (the projects give parents/adults the opportunity to generate art experiences themselves without having to be artists). Each project requires several work sessions, providing roughly a month’s worth of activity.
Fitivities is the award-winning game that is a burst of fun and fitness and every parent’s hidden exercise secret in a game’s disguise! It’s the perfect activity for brain breaks, rainy days, or whenever your children need a quick “energizer” during the day to get them back on the learning track. You can Order Your Game Today!
FreeThinkU & Thinker Education
Thinker Education is committed to offering free, world-class learning experiences to any student, anywhere — in an environment where free inquiry is encouraged and celebrated. Their content is curated with a special focus on presenting candid dialogue between all points of view. You can check out their courses – in Culture, Economics and Enterprise, Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Logic, Education, and more.
MORE TOMORROW! :)