Friday, June 20, 2014

Books To Read About Teaching Your Children At Home

I am spending two days at a homeschool conference this weekend, and I am looking forward to listening to the talks and checking out the vendor tables.

The internet is very useful for researching ideas, philosophies, and how too instructions, but there is something wonderful about having a real book in your hand. A book you can dog-ear, highlight, and carry everywhere you go.

Here is a list of the books that I and some of my friends have found most helpful along our homeschool journey. This list is nowhere near complete, but I think these books are a great starting point for parents new to the homeschooling world. 

How To Homeschool

Catholic Home Schooling: A Handbook for Parents

Catholic Education: Homeward Bound

Catholic Homeschool Companion

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8

Educating the WholeHearted Child -- Third Edition

Homeschool Organization

Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, and Family in the Real World

Simplify Your Homeschool Day: Shorten Your Day, Sweeten Your Time

Classical Education

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

Charlotte Mason

A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)

Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home


Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

A Little Way of Homeschooling Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling


The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

Haystack Full of Needles, A Catholic Home Educator's Guide to Socialization

 Curriculum and Book Lists

  101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

  Honey for a Child's Heart

  For the Love of Literature Teaching Core Subjects with Literature

There are two newer homeschooling books that I feel deserve an honorable mention. 

The first one I read when it was new, and I enjoyed it, but it wasn't really for me since I had been homeschooling for many years. I think it is perfect for someone that is considering homeschooling or just starting out.

Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the rest of Us

The other book is very new, and I have not read it yet, but that is only because I am currently reading three books. I am sure this book will be an excellent resource for homeschooling parents.

Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

What are some of your favorite books about teaching children at home? 

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  2. Thanks Erica, this is a great list. I didn't know about several of these, and I will be checking them out. Very much appreciated!


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