5 Homeschooling Gems You May Not Know About
Are you interested in learning about 5 Homeschooling Gems You May Not Know About? With so many homeschooling options out there right now, it can be overwhelming to know where to start! You may even feel like you are being bombarded with too many options. I can relate! Even after homeschooling for 7 years, I am still finding homeschooling gems I never knew about.
Technology also brings in a new dimension to homeschooling. As a homeschooling teacher, but vital you look for places that encourage you. Technology is a great place to turn for that! Nowadays there are several different podcasts, blogs, and YouTube channels that are here to support you. Self-care is important for ALL teachers!
Hidden Homeschooling Gems
This list of 5 gems is a mixture of homeschooling resources and curriculum favorites. Let’s dive and learn more about my favorite 5 homeschooling gems.1. Christian Kids Explore : Christian Kids Explore is by far the best science we have used. It is our personal favorite! Christian Kids Explore is fun because each lesson has a simple hands-on science experiment. The lessons are short but yet dynamic. Each book can be taught to multiple children of different grades at the same time. No more teaching a different science to each kiddo. This is very inclusive. Some of the books come with a cd with all the downloadables for that book. This saves so much time. The printables include coloring sheets, question and answer sheets, and fieldwork. We love the Christian Kids Explore books so much, that we started our next science book in April because we could not wait until the next school year!
2. Creative Littles: Creative Littles is a great program for children ages 2-6 years old. This program focuses on letter identification and retention. Creative Littles is a multi-sensory program that is great for all kids. Special Needs kiddo? No worries! We have you covered! In this jammed packed workbook, there are coloring sheets, tracing. handwriting, cutting and gluing, games, and crafts. Creative Littles will keep your kiddo busy all year long! Priscilla writes:
“As a homeschooling mom with two special needs kids, I am always looking for stuff to keep the kids engaged. My oldest is 7 and her brother is 4 1/2. My daughter has multiple disabilities including ASD and ADHD, her brother was just diagnosed as being on the spectrum as well. Either way for those of you unsure about using this program with special needs children rests assured it can work. Both of my kids absolutely hate handwriting, but the way Creative Littles is laid out they LOVE IT!! NO FUSSING OR WHINING. My kids want to do the work and it is so very helpful that it’s applicable across a wide age range. Everyone can work at their own pace and no one feels left out.USE DISCOUNT CODE: hiddengem FOR 25% OFF
3. Kids Discover: We just found Kids Discover not too long ago and cannot get enough of it! We are on the Free membership now. There are so many different topics your child can learn about. The program is awesome because it can adapt to children of all ages. Each lesson has an audio and text version of the specific topic (you choose). As a teacher, you can set up tests if you want. Right now, I just like my kids to go on and explore whatever topic they want. They are learning so much! I highly recommend checking this out!4. Evan Moor : Evan-Moor Workbooks are fantastic! We just found them this year and we can’t get enough of them. Evan-Moor Comprehension workbooks have helped my children build their comprehension skills. We have used their Comprehension and Fundamentals books. The best part about these books is how engaging they are. My kids do 4 pages every day in their workbook and each time they complete their work, we always have an in-depth conversation about what they are learning about. The other day my daughter learned about sea turtles, while the middle child learned about self-driving cars, and my oldest son learned about tiny homes. The topics are so fascinating, and they really provoke conversation.
5. Vintage Homeschool Moms Podcast: The host of this popular podcast is Felice Gerwitz. Felice has homeschooled her 5 children from start to finish. She was not always sure she wanted to homeschool, but through her husband’s encouragement, she tried homeschooling. She was hooked. Now she is helping other moms in their homeschooling journey. She just recorded her 400th episode! In celebration of this milestone, a few other bloggers (and myself) are hosting a giveaway. The giveaway will be for a $200 Amazon Gift Card! We are so happy to celebrate this milestone with her!
Homeschooling can be overwhelming! I hope these 5 hidden homeschooling gems will help not only support you but also find a lot of joy will homeschooling your kids. As homeschooling families, we are in a unique position to not only teach our children but also have fun while teaching our children. Having joy and fun in your school will allow you to keep your homeschooling goals whether they are homeschooling one year at a time or homeschooling through graduation. Join our family and let’s have fun!
Join Felice GerwitzToday I am super excited to be helping my friend Felice Gerwitz from Vintage Homeschool Moms celebrate her 400th Podcast Episode on Vintage Homeschool Moms!! Together several of us have come together to help her celebrate by giving away ONE $200 Amazon Gift Card. Media Angels
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Hi my name is Laurie. I am so glad you are here! I am a Christian homeschooling mom of 3, caregiver to my Veteran husband, mom to a son with Autism, community volunteer, travel loving, and blogger. As you might notice, I do not live the “expected life”. Come join my family and other families as we experience Living The Unexpected Life.