March 15, 2012

Our Favorite Homeschool Resources

When people ask me how long we've been homeshooling, I typically tell them, since day one because kids begin learning the second they are born. But, really, we didn't officially make the decision to homeschool them until our oldest was about three. At that point, he was still so young and we had a one year old as well. The following year, when our boys were 2 and 4 I really started focusing on preschool activities.That was four years ago.

And now we have four boys and the rest is history....

Each year has looked pretty different from the previous as we continue to find what works for us.  But there are a few resources that have been a constant over the years and some that today, we just couldn't live without. So, today, I'm linking up with The Homeschool Classroom to answer this question:


Since I'm not one to be able to narrow things down very easily, I'll give you my top resource first, the one we keep going back to time and again, and then list two more.

1. It's my all time favorite place to find awesome unit studies: Homeschool Share. I love that the studies are for all age levels, use all kinds of literature, cover a multitude of themes and are organized so well, that it saves me a ton of time when putting our lessons together.Plus, they're all free! You can read about one of the unit studies we did HERE.
 
2. When our kids are little, we really focus on learning letters and sounds first. My most favorite resource for this is Letter of the Week. It's another free resource with lots of great activities and book lists organized by age.

3. And my other most favorite resource is the Signing Time DVD series. We have been learning American Sign Language for the past six years and cannot express strongly enough how much these DVDs have benefited our family. You can read more about that HERE.

What resources do you keep going back to over and over again? I'd love to know. Be sure to visit The Homeschool Classroom to see what others are saying about their favorite homeschool resources.

1 comment:

  1. ASL was my "foreign language" in college. We love Alex and Leah and signing was a huge tool when my kids were younger.

    Melissa
    www.thecorkums.com

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