Log In Sign Up

Recommended Reading


Forum: Homeschooling

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Homeschooling LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 1st, 2010, 06:53 PM
mommytutu's Avatar mom to Emma & Jacqueline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Posts: 13,831
As a homeschooling parent what books are "must reads" for you? What would you recommend to other parents?
__________________
Kayttie, in love with Shane, mom to Emma Brynn and Jacqueline Noel



Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 1st, 2010, 08:24 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 50,214
I hate reading. I get all my info from online and IRL homeschool groups. Maybe someone else will have some rec's for ya.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 4th, 2010, 10:07 PM
TaraJo29's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,741
I haven't read it yet, but I think Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks (for curriculum) is probably a must-read. In fact, I believe I ordered it from Amazon but haven't received it yet.
__________________
Mom to Titus (10), Isaiah (8), Noelle (6), Joel (4), Hannah (2), and baby due Sept 10!

[/url]

Reply With Quote
  #4  
May 4th, 2010, 11:14 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 50,214
Yep... I've flipped through it many times and then put it back on the shelf (at Mardel's). I keep wanting to get it, but I can't justify the cost, because I know I won't actually use it. It's a great choice, though!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
May 5th, 2010, 02:12 PM
Sandra314's Avatar Homeschooling Mom
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 893
Send a message via Yahoo to Sandra314
If I had to recommend a book on homeschooling it would be more than one. Here are my favorites in no particular order:

I have enjoying reading almost any book written by Linda Dobson or Rebecca Rupp. I read a majority of their books for novices when I first got into homeschooling.

I enjoyed Linda Dobson’s The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start because it answered many of our questions before commiting to homeschool my son years ago. I would recommend this book to any parent who is thinking of or just starting homeschooling.

In the beginning I coud not homeschool without Rebbeca Rupp’s Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School because it contained helpful ideas in creating a curriculum tailored for each of our sons. (We have one child with special needs). I have had this books for many years and each year when I pan out our curriculum, I turn to this book!

The Complete Home Learning Source Book by Rebecca Rupp is filled with resources, well organized and provides great insight into what's availble to homeschoolers. I borrowed a copy from the library but I plan on getting my own copy.

I have read, Home Sweet Home-School: A Survivor's Guide to Giving Your Kids a Quality Education by Sue Makestad. It is a moving book that gives a Christian mother's personal account of her decision to homeschool and how she did it. I found her story encouraging to me and I know it will be encouraging to others.

One of my favorites by far has been a book about Homeschooing famiiies called, Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home by Rhonda Barfield. For those who are thinking of homeschooling, this book looks into the lives of home schooling families and gives insight into the different methods, approaches and styles.

My favorite quote from the book is:
"Remember there is no set way of homeschooling, there are a variety of homeschooling methods as there are homeschooling families!"
__________________
Sandra. Wife to Timothy and Homeschool mom to Michael and Matthew


Married for 14+ years to the love of my life. Currently TTCing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
May 5th, 2010, 05:02 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 50,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandra314 View Post
My favorite quote from the book is: "Remember there is no set way of homeschooling, there are a variety of homeschooling methods as there are homeschooling families."
Must be a great book!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
May 6th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Mama To 3 Amazing Boys
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Just the other side of sane!
Posts: 7,153
I'm reading "Home School Your Child For Free"...among others. Homeschooling Handbook, Homeschooling: The Early Years, Homeschoolers Book of Lists.
__________________
~Brandi~
Wife to Chris (9.17.04)-Mama to Edward (7.15.05)-Preston (5.28.08)-Mason (11.4.10)-
Baby #4 - Went to Heaven on 1.20.14
Proud Christian, Jesus Loving,Extended Breastfeeding, Co-sleeping, Babywearing, Cloth Diapering, Non-Vaxing, Homeschooling Mama!
I choose to Homeschool so I can give my children a Godly foundation, So they know His word and His truths!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0