FPEA's "Guide to Getting Started"
Time 4 Learning's "Getting Started" Guide
NEW DOCUMENT--Making Instructional Decisions/Finding Balance
Brainstorming Map for Unit Studies
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page (all things gifted...check it out..visual/spatial too)
The Natural Child Project's Articles on Natural Learning
Visual Spatial Resources for Topsy-Turvy Kids
The Homeschool Mom (Great Forms for Getting Organized)
Homeschool Tracker (Homeschool Software for Record-Keeping)
Homeschool Buyers' Co-op (great deals on fantastic software and curriculum)
Homeschool.com (Awesome Reviews and Message Boards)
*Sonlight --"The Way You Wish You Were Taught" (literature-based instruction for Christian families--can be easily modified for secular use)
CurrClick--great lapbooks and other resources
*Homeschool Share--free lapbook templates
*Explode the Code--Great Product! Learned about this through evaluations...
Free Rice--Help Feed the Hungry WHILE IMPROVING Math/Language Skills
*Time4Learning provides multimedia instruction, animated interactive lessons and printable worksheets for reinforcement. It has a low monthly price, does not require a contract, and provides a money-back guarantee.
*Handwriting without Tears (Terrific Handwriting Program Developed by OT)
Singapore Math (Great Math Program that Connects Visual to Abstract)
Math-U-See (Fabulous Math Program for Visual Learners)
RightStart Math (friends RAVE about this one)
*Saxon, Horizons, etc (several math programs recommended by Sonlight)
Cathy Duffy's Homeschool Reviews
Brave Writer -- Writing Program for Homeschoolers that Focuses on Writing Process
Family Learning Organization--Standardized Tests via Mail & Other RESOURCES
Stone Soup (Magazine for Kids by Kids)
Teen Ink (Art and Writing by Teens)
*The Learning Palette (Self-Correcting, Hands-on Fun for Young Learners)
Enchanted Learning (Downloads for Topics of All Kinds)
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station (online art lessons)
Award-Winning, Ad-FREE Magazines for Kids from Cobblestone
Note: There is just so much out there. This is really only a sampling of what is available online. Be sure to check your local homeschool and teacher stores as well.
Looking for local information? Find out more by scheduling a consultation or attending a "Hands on Homeschooling" seminar soon. Need a starting point for homeschooling research? Download my free seminar packet today.
While it is true that there are online resources on just about every topic, it is important to look carefully for documents and ideas that really meet the needs of your child. Think twice before downloading large numbers of worksheets and lapbooks.
Try to make learning come alive for your family and use the resources you find online to complement a more hands-on approach rather than having worksheets be the main mode of instruction. When it comes to curriculum, less is more.
ONE MORE TIP: Find what you need by simply typing "bat unit" or "manatee unit" into the search box.