The New Homeschooler Resource Round-Up!

April 2, 2020
Written by:
Courtney Newman

In certain states, the school closure quarantine ends today. In other states, schools are closed through the end of the year. Regardless, there are a lot of new homeschooling families these days due to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’ve decided to continue homeschooling your child through the end of the semester or you’d like to pursue homeschooling into the next grade level, getting started homeschooling requires information and resources. We’ve worked hard this week to provide those essentials!

Getting Started Information for Quarantined Homeschool Families

You have homeschooling challenges and questions, we have solutions and answers. This week, we have covered a lot of ground about how to homeschool for our new homeschooling families. Whether you are only homeschooling short-term or you’ve decided to switch to homeschooling for the foreseeable future, we have resources for you. Take a look at our fresh content this week, and if you still have questions, you can always contact us!

  • Staying at Home? 10 Fun Freebies for You! When you are starting to homeschool, the price tag of resources or curricula can be startling. Homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive, though! If you’re new to homeschooling, you can breathe a sigh of relief because there ARE free homeschooling options. Here is a great list of homeschool freebies!
  • How to Homeschool Your Preschooler! As you research how to start homeschooling, you’ll soon discover it is different for each age level. If you’re wondering how to homeschool a preschooler, we have several tips for you. It is a wonderful experience to preschool at home without a rigid homeschool schedule! Homeschool requirements vary per state though, so it’s always worthwhile to check. We’ll walk you through preschool ideas in this article.
  • Am I Qualified to Homeschool? Getting started homeschooling can be intimidating, especially since many parents wonder if they are qualified to homeschool their children without a teaching degree. Homeschooling for beginners doesn’t have to be stressful! If this is one of your concerns, take a look at our beginning to homeschool guide to get some help with homeschooling!
  • Why Do Kids Whine? 6 Tips to Help Them Stop! Parenting, even without homeschooling, can be a difficult experience. When you are getting started homeschooling, whining children may be a reality. Thankfully, we have several ideas–for example, incorporating character training and life skills, when starting to homeschool. For those beginning to homeschool, you’ll want to know these 6 tips.
  • My Top 5 Tips for New Homeschoolers! As you are getting started homeschooling, you’re probably scouring websites for help with homeschooling ideas and suggestions. Beginning to homeschool is a worthy challenge, but as experienced homeschoolers, we have excellent tips for homeschooling for beginners.
  • What Does Quarantine Mean for Travel-Schooling Families? During this COVID-19 pandemic, travel schooling families are experiencing major restrictions in their usual lifestyle. When roadschooling, closed campsites and RV parks can pose a problem for homeschooling travel. Read more to find out how to safely adapt your world schooling.
  • Gameschooling Benefits for the New Homeschooler. Gameschooling is a fantastic option for those beginning to homeschool. Getting started homeschooling with homeschool games can be the perfect way to ease into the transition as a new homeschooler.
  • 50 Fun and Free Stay at Home Activities for Kids. During this quarantine, many families are desperate for new activities for kids. Whether you need toddler activities or you are looking for easy crafts for kids, this is a great list of family activities while public places are closed. Thankfully, they don’t need to all be indoor activities! Take a look at this post for lots of fun activities for kids!
  • Homeschool Day in the Life: Child’s Perspective! Homeschooling looks very different from the perspective of parent versus child. How does the homeschooled student feel about homeschooling? What do they think of their daily life? Find out here.
  • Simplify Your Lessons: How to Combine Writing With Other Subjects. Language Arts for homeschoolers doesn’t have to be a complicated experience. Oftentimes, for those beginning to homeschool, it’s better to simplify your schedule. Here’s how to incorporate homeschool writing into other subjects.
  • Bored Homeschooler? 40 Virtual Field Trips to Try! Even for homeschooling families, we are struggling to stay home during the quarantine. When libraries and museums are closed to field trips for kids and you’re desperate for new activities, consider virtual field trips!
  • How to Homeschool the Distracted Child. Does your child get distracted easily? Here are a few techniques to try helping your new homeschoolers concentrate on their studies.
  • 5 Misconceptions About Homeschooling. There are a lot of misconceptions about homeschooling, and some of them are downright laughable, while others are subtle. When beginning to homeschool, it can be helpful to learn what’s true about homeschooling and which are pure myths!

In Case You Missed Last Week’s Round-Up…

Last week, we pulled together several articles and blog posts for new homeschoolers. If you missed that post, no worries, you can find them here as well!

As a new homeschooler, you’ll have a lot of questions. We have all been there at one point. As these questions build, homeschooling can seem like a difficult option. That’s why we are here to help! Feel free to browse our other how to homeschool information for even more getting started resources. We are all in this together. It takes a village!

Courtney Newman

Courtney Newman is a homeschooled graduate with a love for writing. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Health Science at University of the People. Other than writing, her hobbies include reading, yoga, visiting the beach, and meditating. She lives with her husband and pets in coastal Virginia.