I am by no means a homeschool expert.  After much discussion, thought, and prayer, my husband and I decided in the summer of 2012 to begin homeschooling our first grade and preschool-age daughters.  We are learning as we go, a little more each day.

No two homeschool families are alike, so if you are thinking about homeschooling I highly recommend doing lots of research into the different approaches to homeschooling and the various “philosophies of education.” (100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy and So You’re Thinking about Homeschool by Lisa Welchel are both great resources!)

To read more about our own personal homeschool journey, visit the following pages:

Homeschool Articles–blog posts I’ve written on our homeschool experience thus far

Our Projects–a few of the homeschool projects we’ve done

What We’re Using–curriculum, books & other resources we recommend

Online Resources–great websites, apps, & other useful resources

Homeschool Printables–free printable resources to print and use

Reading List–children’s books we love!

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  • Anne-Marie June 10,

    I love your blogs! We are about to begin our own homeschooling adventure this August, and right now my biggest source of apprehension is the organization of our day and keeping my 2 year old busy. Any and all tips are welcomed!

    • Ruth Soukup June 12,

      I am not normally a fan of TV/Videos but I found that the Leap Frog Letter Factory & Word Factory DVDs were awesome for my 3 year old! She learned all her letters and phonics really well just from the videos. Having a few different “busy boxes” with activities that only come out during school time really helped too!

      • heidi July 25,

        I totally agree. My children are now 15 (11th grade) and 17 (college freshman) and they both used various Leap Frog products when they were just VERY young. I know a lot has changed since then, but I stand by this company and their teaching ability. We started using them when my daughter was 2 and she was reading by 3 (simple books and words, of course). I have recently purchased the very same versions for a daycare/preschool that started in our area as a gift to their ‘computer lab’ and the teachers and students love them. You really can’t go wrong with most Leap Frog products. Amazon has the same products we used (computer ‘game’ learning) for practically peanuts.


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