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Resources

There are SO many homeschool resources, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

More and more publishers are targeting the homeschool market, so the choices keep expanding (not always with high quality resources). This page includes some of my favorite homeschool resources.

Subscribe to the blog to be updated with posts that will help you sort through the clutter of homeschool marketing and find the gems.

I’m always up for adding new, great resources to this page, so if you have one you’d like to share, send me an email and I’ll gladly check it out and post it for others to use.

Books:

The Read-Aloud Handbook – If you’re considering homeschooling, not considering homeschooling, whatever.  Every parent should own a copy.

 

 

 

Sarah Mackenzie’s debut book is now a standard on homeschool moms’ shelves everywhere. Founder of the Read-Aloud Revival, Sarah has useful, practical advice for the overwhelmed homeschooling mama. This is one of very few books I re-read regularly.

 

 

Charlotte Mason’s first volume, for teaching children under the age of 9. This is the perfect place to start your homeschooling journey. CM’s work is available for free digitally, but you’ll want to be able to dog-ear and write in the margins of this affordable, high quality paperback edition.

 

 

Susan Wise Bauer’s massive handbook is everything from schedules, to book lists, to educational philosophy. She tells you exactly what books you need for Every. Single. Year. of a child’s whole education. This is another one you’ll want to bookmark, markup, and refer to over the years.

 

 

Audio & Articles:

Lit2Go – A service of the University of South Florida.  Classic audiobooks and stories for your iPod, for FREE.  Seriously, awesome, awesome resource.  You can find them on iTunes too.  And keep checking back; their content changes when new books become available.

The Circe Institute logoCirce Institute – Andrew Kern and his organization are on the forefront of the classical education movement.  Circe recognizes our children’s humanity and works to cultivate them into virtuous persons instead of cookie-cut them into economic cogs like most of the education which surrounds us.  I particularly get a lot from their audio resources.

scl_logo_web_linksSociety for Classical Learning – Though nursing babies has kept me from attending in-person, these guys have great audio recordings of their past conferences.  I love to listen while cleaning house; it really helps me wrap my head around educational  philosophy.

 

 

Legal:

logo_colorHome School Legal Defense Association – I consider this almost like homeschooling insurance. If any legal issue should crop up, I have a team of lawyers on my side. As a military family who moves frequently, they’re especially helpful in helping me make sure we’re homeschooling legally whenever we move. Click on your state to find out how to homeschool legally in your state and keep up on news and pending legislation.

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I’m Rhiannon.

You can call me Rhi for short (as in “rewrite”). I’m a fiercely independent homeschooling mom of five, a Navy wife of almost 13 years, and a creator of various things: articles, a monthly newsletter, quilts, furniture, and the occasional knitted scarf. This is the site where I write about our homeschool journey and news and happenings in the homeschool world. more about me.

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Here are 2 CM principles to accompany, so you don’t break out in hives at the prospect of a kitchen tornado: “(a) The children, not the teachers, are the responsible persons; they do the work by self-effort. (b) The teachers give sympathy and occasionally elucidate, sum up or enlarge, but the actual work is done by the scholars” (vol. 6, p. 6).
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I had to resist 1) Saying “No,” in the first place. I literally had to say to myself, “Okay, this is what we’re doing today.” 2) The urge to turn baking into a whiteboard lesson on fractions. That would have killed the enchantment quicker than snuffing out a candle. We *may* talk *after* we bake. 3) The urge to correct or do it for her. If the cake fails, it fails, and we will talk about why.
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