Homeschooling Articles: Curriculum Options

Top 100 Education Resources for 2019

We are so excited – cue the drum roll please – this year’s Top 100 Educational Resources is here! You may wonder what the big deal is… well, it’s simple really! Homeschoolers spend a lot of time looking for a good curriculum that will fit their specific needs, and with all the resources available – […]

Scheduling Curriculum for the Year

“Scheduling Curriculum for the Year” by’s Rebecca Kochenderfer Do you get as EXCITED as we do when homeschool curriculum shows up at your doorstep? Looking at everything in person is so much fun! But then, why do you suddenly feel a little overwhelmed once you have everything pulled out of the box? All the […]

What’s the Best Homeschool Curriculum?

“What’s the Best Homeschool Curriculum?” by’s Rebecca Kochenderfer Most homeschoolers agree – this is really a subjective question. Different families have different criteria for deciding what’s “best.” The criteria one person may prioritize aren’t necessarily the things another family would care about. That said, there are a few considerations that everyone should reflect on […]

Labor Day Unit Study

Sometimes it seems like America has a ton of holidays! Labor Day – which falls on the first Monday in September – comes about ¾ of the way through the year. For some people, it marks the beginning of a new school year with school starting the next day. For others, it’s just another holiday. […]

Which Homeschool Curriculum is Best?

“Which Homeschool Curriculum is Best?” Are all homeschool programs equal to one another? Absolutely not! In most cases, they do all cover the same concepts. But, the order in which they do so and the way the material is presented is what makes them unique. With so many choices, how can you choose the one […]

Gathering Up the Courage to Homeschool

“Gathering Up the Courage to Homeschool” Are you scared to death to start homeschooling your children? For many first-time homeschoolers and even future homeschoolers, the idea of being responsible for teaching and everything else is intimidating. With some reassurance, we hope to alleviate these nagging fears! When Your Loved Ones Don’t Support Your Decision Homeschooling […]

What is Deschooling and Should You Do It?

Have you wondered what deschooling or unschooling meant, but just weren’t sure? Stop by and find out how this method of homeschooling can have you stress free in no time!

Copywork: A Keystone in Language Arts

Curriculum Corner March 2017, Issue 7   Copywork: A Keystone in Language Arts by’s Rebecca Kochenderfer Copywork is a popular technique used to teach language arts. It fits easily into most homeschooling routines and can be used in conjunction with a variety of curricula. Using the copywork method, students are given a piece of […]

How to boost nonfiction reading skills

Check out ReadingCare’s five-day free trials and get a discount on your first order! ReadingCare gives students a new reading passage every day, Monday through Friday, with plenty of vocabulary and comprehension notes. Parents can even engage with students through daily progress reports.

5 Top Things to Do to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

From Laurel Springs School – the top 5 things you should consider to move your child closer to becoming an effective, efficient, independent, and lifelong learner.

Top STEAM resources for your Homeschool!

Have you ever wondered how to incorporate more ART into lessons about core subjects like science and math. Add “A” to STEM, and you get STEAM! Educents offers great ideas for you to get started with STEAM.

Top Back to Homeschool Resource Awards

During the last two weeks, readers have voted for their Top Back to Homeschool Resources. These include products, curriculum, and websites. Please take a moment to review the winning companies—as they’ve been named the best of the best!

New website to teach the Constitution

Hillsdale College is pleased to announce a new resource to teach about the U.S. Constitution so it’s engaging and enjoyable for students of any age. It is the new Constitution Reader website:!

Free Bible DVD

With this FREE DVD, the children in your family will be transported back to the ancient world, where they’ll join a group of friends whose lives are forever changed as they recall the great stories of the Bible, including Moses and the Exodus and The Last Supper!

Women in History DVD study

This FREE homeschool lesson will help your kids celebrate the greatest achievements of American women throughout our history.

5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Success

The Critical Thinking Co. has guaranteed higher grades & top test scores for more than 50 years! Simply put—their products work. Their award-winning homeschool curriculum, riddles, puzzles, games, software, and apps develop thinking skills and improve standards-based learning.

The Seven Abilities Your Child Needs to Succeed

There are seven core skills that are central to school success for any child, whether home-schooled or otherwise. By building these skills in your child, you’ll ensure that she has a solid foundation for school and for life. Today wants to share these skills and how you can use them to help your child break away from the pack!

6 GREAT Ways to Evaluate Curriculum BEFORE You Buy

When you are providing your children with online reading and math assessment and instruction, it’s imperative that you ensure that those tests and lessons were designed to teach your children and enable them to retain what they have learned. So how do you know if your choice in purchasing online educational programs is the best for your child’s education as well as the money and time you are investing? has some great hints.

Top Homeschooling Curriculum Awards & Products for 2013! readers have voted and the following companies have been voted as Top Homeschooling Curriculum for 2013—and right in time for the back to (home) school season! Please take a moment to review the companies listed alphabetically below—after all, 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—music, art, history, math, tutoring, life skills, and much, much, more.

5 Homeschooling Secrets

Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K–12 offering an award-winning curriculum with free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student!

Tips On Making Distance Learning Successful For Your Child

Distance education offers a smorgasbord of educational opportunities and the utmost in flexibility. As a result, the advantages of distance learning are as varied and as individualized as the students themselves. There are many ways to maximize these advantages and optimize the distance learning experience for your family. iQ Academy would like to offer some helpful hints on how to make distance learning a success in your home.

Quality interactive homeschool curriculum

One of the greatest advantages of homeschooling is that the learning environment does not have to emulate the traditional classroom setting. Yet many parents start their homeschooling experiences with a traditional textbook and worksheet format because of its familiarity. The good news is that there are offerings that allow students to learn while breaking away from the methods that feel stale to today’s students.

A Total Homeschool Solution

Homeschoolers have been hearing a lot about online alternatives to the traditional in-home homeschooling experience but there are additional solutions out there that allow families to customize their experience to create the best learning environment for their needs.