As homeschoolers, we're always looking for super curriculum,
great courses, supplemental material, and more - especially during
the Back to Homeschool season. Having a little advice/input always
helps. So, Homeschool.com staffers
researched different homeschooling products, curriculum, and
websites, to come up with our Back to Homeschool Awards list.
Please take a moment to review the chosen
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.
A big congratulations to the companies named the
Top Back to
Homeschool Resources of 2017!
you to Time4Learning for sponsoring this list.
Time4Learning's online, award-winning, comprehensive, PreK-12th
Grade curriculum has helped homeschool families for over a decade.
Time4Learning provides an online learning system that teaches,
reinforces concepts, tracks progress, and provides printable
reports. In addition to language arts, math, science, and social
studies, members have the option to choose from several educational
add-ons, such as foreign language.
browse their curriculum,
2B Totally Literate
offers students over two dozen products. The following are some of
the interactive ones: 361 rhyming stories of The
which teach young scholars how to grasp both direct and subtle
meaning; 2 workbooks (and 2 more soon to come) which build a
prodigious vocabulary; and 8 anti-illiteracy games which develop a
myriad of skills, from spelling to rhetoric. To hear an animated
presentation of all the products,
To interact with some samples,
And to visit their book store, see their prices, and make a purchase
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
You can check out their
back to (home) school items,
made in the USA toys,
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
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 -
BECHTEL BOOKS/SPEEDY SPANISH
Serving homeschoolers for 29 years.
Bechtel Books provides
- 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
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
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
the series provides learners with a solid understanding of language
fundamentals along with cultural insights from around the world. The
program works great in
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
option and more. This site was created by a homeschool Mom.
Code & Go™ Programmable Robot
Mouse, from Learning Resources
Jack, the fully programmable robot
mouse, is ready to follow commands to teach hands-on coding
concepts. Create a step-by-step path for Jack using the 30
double-sided coding cards to provide the perfect introduction to
coding concepts. Jack lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds
and colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and
sequencing. Set includes Activity Guide. Jack can also
be used with the STEM Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set (LER 2831) for
more play options, learning opportunities, and fun! Jack measures
4"L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
You can incorporate
God's Word into every area of your children's learning with Bibles,
Bible story books, catechisms, family devotionals, Arch Books and
more. Start off the school year with Bible overview curriculum for
preschool through 8th grade.
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
Try our 30 days FREE demo.
Crayola Silly Scents Marker Maker
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
series, 2) the
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
by grade, or by
Also, Educents offers lots of
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
Eyeball It!™ - Ellen Priest
™ 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
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.
Order Your Game
Forest Trail Academy
Forest Trail Academy is an accredited private K-12 online school.
Several of their many accreditations are the Southern Association of
Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
(SACS CASI) and Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary
and Secondary Schools (MSA CESS). They have certified teachers who
grade and interact with their students. For a school brochure, click
Gregory Howard Gebhart, Inc.
Gregory is an author of
Bob on the Job,
CAT is Where it's At,
Deere is Right Here!
He has also written
Chemistry game books,
Favorite King James Bible Verses
and Passages, and an
(dealing with illnesses and setbacks; surmounting them and showing
the power of God in our lives).
The company offers monthly History
Boxes your children will
love. Each box contains hands-on crafts, lessons, reading materials,
and more! Choose your time period and dive into Ancient
History, the Middle
Ages, or American
History. History Unboxed
can be used as a stand-alone history curriculum or in harmony with
your existing curriculum of choice. Their FAQ page
answers any questions you might have.
the #1 homeschooling community on the internet, is your go-to
resource for everything homeschooling, for beginning-advanced
homeschoolers. These resources include newsletters, blog
homeschooling events and so much more.
HUE HD provides colorful, affordable
technology to inspire creative learning and teaching. The
HUE HD Pro document camera;
HUE Animation Studio
- a stop motion movie making starter kit; and the
HUE Tablet stand
are ideal for any homeschooling curriculum or classroom.
InRoad Toys, LLC / PlayTape
With PlayTape, kids create instant
roads for toy cars anytime, anywhere. Sticks to any flat surface,
easy to tear, repositionable, leaves no residue, easily stored &
transported, and it's disposable and recyclable. Just unroll, stick,
IQsha is an educational website helping
children ages 2-11 study and develop. Through fun
quizzes and games,
children have the opportunity to learn everything from math and
environment enrichment to logic development, attention, and memory.
Once registered, a child can choose to complete up to 10 free tasks
a day. Each task comes complete with a voice over, so children can
easily practice with no help from adults. Progress is encouraged
with cool medals, trophies, and diplomas and parents can monitor
their child's development. IQsha is 100% safe for children,
with no ads or external links. Sign up today and receive
7 days free trial of unlimited
K12 is a leading provider of
individual online courses from PreK – 12, designed to strengthen
core skills, recover credits, or accelerate studies. Providing both
independent courses as well as courses supported by world-class K12
teachers, K12 offers hundreds of flexible, award-winning courses to
support your child's education.
Easy sign up for Fall 2017!
The Keystone School is a flexible, accredited online private school
for Grades 6-12, that helps students achieve their unique dreams and
goals. Whether your student wants to study full-time or just
needs individual classes, Keystone offers more than 170 courses from
credit recovery to world languages and AP. Students can enroll
at any time – and
it's easy to sign up for Fall 2017!
The Best E-mail for kids! Spam
free, ad free and Kids Email will give you peace of mind while your
kids stay connected to family and friends! Try it FREE today!
Math practice made smarter. Knowre is an award-winning online
program for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. They
support your child's math practice with thousands of questions,
interactive step-by-step support, and instructional videos. Perfect
for your 2017-2018 homeschooling endeavors.
Leadership Education (TJEd))
TJEd offers resources for
children, youth and young adults, and even provides parent training.
Developmentally-correlated, classics-based and purpose-driven, TJEd
helps your family get "An Education to Match Your Mission."
Let's Go Code!™
Activity Set, from
Children will have fun while building
gross motor skills by stepping, hopping and turning. This set
introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without
electronics. The full-color guide includes sample mazes and coding
Love to Learn & Happy Homeschooling
Diane, the founder of
has been helping homeschoolers choose great curriculum for over 30
years. Diane has won a national award for her game-based phonics
she has written countless help-for-homeschooling articles on
and her homeschool offerings include a slew of hands-on kits, games,
and project-oriented educational products. Diane's philosophy is
that children learn when they are having fun - enjoying what they
are doing – "Make it fun, and they will learn!"
Mand Labs KIT-1 is a very cool DIY
(do-it-yourself) kit for Fun hands-on Learning in Electronics and
Physics. An absolute breeze for starters, enthusiasts,
educators and homeschoolers; and a true gift of inspiration for STEM
Mathletics & Spellodrome & 3P Learning
Mathletics is an online math learning
space for K-12 students. Their comprehensive curriculum is
leveled to the student's grade and can easily be amended to meet
abilities. Printable workbooks included at no extra charge mean
students can take a break from the screen and still learn. You can
check out their
FREE math printables,
plus get a FREE Trial to both Mathletics and their sister site,
MindPlay provides research– and evidence–based screening and differentiated lessons for dyslexic and struggling readers and other readers looking to increase fluency. A Universal Screener diagnoses each student and then provides a prescriptive, individualized lesson pathway which teaches and re-teaches lessons with fresh approaches until mastery is achieved.
Oak Meadow provides flexible, creative homeschooling curriculum
for kids K-12. Their experiential, nature-based approach allows
families to set their own rhythm of learning and encourages critical
thinking and intellectual development. Use Oak Meadow
or enroll in their teacher-supported,
You can start anytime.
Sign up now for Fall 2017.
Reading Kingdom teaches children 4-10 to read and write with
comprehension at a 3rd grade level. It is the first program that
uses the 6 Skill Integrated Method. Additional programs are
older students and children with
autism. You can see
Award-winning ShillerMath is an open-and-go, zero lesson prep,
Montessori based math curriculum with a multi-sensory approach. No
Montessori or math knowledge is required - just read the scripted
lessons, and you're good to go!
are available on their site (under Mostly Free Stuff).
All the materials and guidance you need to enjoy successful
homeschooling. Sonlight offers a complete Christian,
literature-rich homeschool curriculum from preschool through high
school. Save time, save money, build family relationships, and
change the world. New for 2017: all-new
fully revised and
updated Language Arts,
Why do children get so excited when they use Sonlight Curriculum?
Check out all
19 Reasons Families Love Sonlight.
Teach My provides award winning
learning kits for
From ABCs to 123s, your mini scholar can master the basics in just
20 minutes a day. Plus, the company offers
educational yoga mats,
The MorningStar Academy & The Jubilee Academy
Christian, K-12 online, accredited,
teacher and parent led, comprehensive programs or single courses,
300 multimedia rich course catalogue. LearningByGrace.org offers
many options to fit your family's needs, including easy payment
plans. You can check out sample lessons here. For a homeschooling program tour click
will take you to a FREE Homeschool Consultation. Give Your Family a
God-Filled Homeschooling Experience.
The Reading Corner
Where reading essentials and a love for reading meet! The founder
started writing her own curriculum because she couldn't locate
existing curriculum rigorous enough for her students' needs. Soon,
homeschoolers discovered the curriculum, asked to purchase it, and
The Reading Corner was born. The site offers
and of course,
Thinker Education Foundation
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. Thinker content is curated with a focus on candid
dialogue between thought leaders with different points of
subjects like political correctness, market economics, American
exceptionalism, evolutionism, the historicity of Christ,
etc.—qualifies you for educational scholarships—with hundreds of
thousands of dollars already awarded.
Time4Learning is an award-winning,
online curriculum for PreK-12th. Their learning system teaches and
grades lessons, tracks progress, and works with a variety of
learning styles. The comprehensive curriculum includes lessons in
math, language arts, science, social studies and more. Students also
have access to printable worksheets and the ability to advance at
their own pace. Time4Learning combines the technology kids love with
the education they need to make learning fun.
Time4Writing offers 8-week online
writing courses and a variety of free writing resources for 2nd-12th
grade students. The student-paced courses include lessons and
quizzes, and personalized feedback from certified teachers. From the
basics of grammar to essay writing, Time4Writing is designed to help
students master the art of writing at all levels. Courses are $99
each, and start daily.
Tree House Engineering &
Design Building Set, from
Your kids can design and engineer the
tree house of their dreams with this one-of-a-kind building set. Use
the included activity cards to complete engineering challenges.
Build railings, platforms, trees, and then use your problem solving
skills to re-engineer your design. Kids will love building
their tree house—parents will love that they're actually building
critical thinking and STEM skills.
Up-Words Reading ®
Up-Words® Reading is a comprehensive, research-based, 4-level
reading program complete with everything necessary to teach every
child to read – including literacy-rich activities to strengthen
phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, sight words, and reading
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