Homeschooling Curriculum and Materials

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What Do I Do On Monday?
 
 
II.
Our Homeschool Journey
 
III.
One Homeschooler's Story
 
IV.
Reading for Homeschoolers
 
V.
Games as Learning Tools
 
VI.
Homeschooling and Socialization
 
VII.
High School Learning for Homeschoolers
 
VIII.
Preparing Homeschoolers for College
 
IX.
Community College as a Homeschooling Tool
 
X.
Who are Homeschoolers?
 
XI.
Homeschooling Materials and Resources
     
XII.
Field Trips a Great Homeschooling Tool  
     
XIII. Homeschooling Groups and Coops  

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There are lots of sources of great learning materials, you can spend a lot or very little. If you are thinking in investing in a curriculum make sure you can either return it or find some one who has it so you can reveiw it. I have found often even ones that families start out with enthusiastically often gather dust after a few months. As children's needs change and each child is different I always found it easier and cheaper to build things from pieces and inexpensive sources. The biggest exception was for birthdays and holidays we would buy good books, music, games, software and the like that matched their interests and also provided good learning.

Books, games and other materials can be bought at yard sales, on-line used or at homeschool sales/barters which many groups hold. Always start at the library, it's amazing what they can get through interlibrary loan, not only books but movies and other resources. Often I'd order a book that looked especially good (see the list on Read also some resources for new books listed there) and then if they enjoyed it go to the library for others in the series or by the same author.

If you live in New Jersey check out the states EIRC resource centers for $2 a year parents can joing. You can borrow learning games, cirriculum, use their resouces, laminate cheaply, use their machines to cut out shapes and letters and so much more. . For more information on the Gloucester County location, which has moved recently visit their web site. If you live in another state find out if there is a similar program, these were set up to share resources for teachers especially in special education programs.

Visit our Games Page for Game Resources

Visit our Reading Page for Book Resources

Here are some more places for materials: