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The mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we can’t afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids’ education?! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom, shows just how simple homeschooling can be. She and her husband taught their two kiThe mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we can’t afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids’ education?! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom, shows just how simple homeschooling can be. She and her husband taught their two kids in a one-bedroom apartment before picking up and moving the whole family to China. They’ve discovered that they don’t need rooms full of books, educational toys, and other teaching tools, nor do they need schedules packed full of extracurricular activities, field trips, and social events. Perhaps even more importantly, they don’t need to panic about making sure their kids turn out okay. It’s actually all pretty simple, she tells readers.But homeschooling well does require some planning and dedication, and a book like The Homeschooling Handbook to be your guide. Here you’ll find all your questions answered in Lippincott’s straightforward, warm, and witty style. Topics covered include:How to instill curiosity and a love of learningTypes of homeschoolingYour socialization fears assuagedHow to create simple schedules and stick to themTips for keeping costs downTeaching kids with disabilitiesThe benefits of play timeLegal requirementsHow to avoid burnoutAnd much more!Full of anecdotes, interviews with other homeschooling families, and wisdom, this is a must-have for any family considering the homeschooling life....

Title : The Homeschooling Handbook: How to Make Homeschooling Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective
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ISBN : 9781628736175
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Homeschooling Handbook: How to Make Homeschooling Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-05-11 09:44

    I really enjoyed this book. Very concise book with tons of resources and tips. If you are considering homeschooling your children or would just like to learn more about the option, this is a great read. Lorilee does a great job introducing all the different homeschooling styles without shaming traditional schooling in any way. Great job.

  • Cameron
    2019-05-27 09:40

    Good informative book. Format wasn't boring or overwhelming. There were some good points made in this book. Answered a lot of the typical questions asked by critics and investigators. Overall not a waste of time.

  • ConnieKuntz
    2019-05-05 14:17

    Corny but sincere. Gotta read these from time to time to stay current with the laws and trends. A necessary but dull reading experience.

  • Nicole Rollins
    2019-05-13 09:38

    I really enjoyed this book. While I wasn't nervous about homeschooling or have any apprehension (I have a teaching degree and 8 years teaching experience), I found this book encouraging. I liked it because it introduced me to the various styles of homeschooling that exist and got me the about some of my traditional school mindsets that I want to change with homeschooling (it helped to unschool me!). I recommend this book to anyone beginning his/her homeschooling journey!

  • Brittany
    2019-05-04 15:28

    Read for a class. It's a decent introduction to homeschooling in general, with a bit of good information and resources listed.

  • Jeremy Utley
    2019-04-26 10:33

    An encouraging look at how possible and valuable homeschooling is. Nothing earth-shattering here, but plenty to think about and possibly return to in the years ahead.

  • Sarah Morin
    2019-05-27 11:36

    First I come at this book as an educator. I run a museum volunteer program for students ages 10-18. About 40 each year are homeschoolers.This book is a good, concise overview of homeschooling. It’s a quick and easy read (about 170 pages). I’d think of it a good intro to homeschooling for parents who are considering homeschooling their child, and are ready to step beyond what they can find on Google. The author’s style is straightforward and relatable. Take, for example, her chapter on methods of homeschooling. She gives a 1-2 page overview of styles such as Classical, Montessori, Waldorf, Unschooling, and Thomas Jefferson. She follows each approach with a 1-2 page case study. These stories of real-life families give the reader a glimpse into the style in action. At the end of the book, you won’t have a curriculum developed, but you will have a good idea of “This is a teaching method I’d like to research further,” or “That doesn’t sound like a fit for my family.”Other topics she addresses are socialization, scheduling, time management, finances, and legalities. She includes some practical tips on how to unclutter a learning space, such as keeping only a few toys in a child’s room at a time, and rotating. The topics I appreciated most as a museum educator explored the question of what learning really is, and how to supplement structured learning time with free-choice learning.

  • Josephine
    2019-05-16 15:34

    This was a very encouraging book. I especially liked all the case studies of real life people that the author included. She prepares you for burnout and other realistic parts of homeschooling.It was light on the information I was really looking for though. She gives a very brief summary of different homeschooling methods (classical, Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, unschooling, etc.) and when I say very brief, I mean very brief! I wish there was more talk about different curricula available and what they have to offer. As it was, she only mentioned 2, and they were both Christian.So, if you are looking for motivation and encouragement that you can do it then this is the book for you. If you are looking for information about what is available to homeschoolers and more of the "how" this probably won't be the most helpful book.

  • Wendy Guitian
    2019-05-20 12:38

    Short, sweet, and to the point. Although it was a little repetitive, it does give a basic guide-line of the different ways of homeschooling along with some very useful tips to keep costs down while still giving your child a good education.

  • Rob Orazi
    2019-04-26 07:45

    Very concise and quick to read. perfect read I no for someone giving homeschool a thought.

  • PWRL
    2019-04-28 10:28

    SM

  • Andrea
    2019-04-29 09:31

    this book took a while. not because it was long or boring but because I'm in the midst of all this other reading. it was interesting but stated a lot of what I've seen in other books already. short, easy to read sections.