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8 books I’m reading for homeschooling support {and a giveaway!}

8 books I’m reading for homeschooling support {and a giveaway!}

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I’m rounding up a fairly big list of reading for the next few months!  Above is the current homeschooling stack (more are on their way!), though I’m sure my favorites will be revisited as well.

Definitely more of a non-fiction than fiction reader, I do appreciate a great novel every once in a while.  But I’m kind of picky, and primarily lean towards historical fiction. 🙂  If you have any suggestions, send them my way!

So, on to the homeschooling support list…

Educating and Entertaining Young Children:  full of hands-on activities for little ones both indoors and outdoors, I’m using this Usborne book for making up preschool activity bags.  You can definitely find more ideas online.

Honey for a Teen’s Heart:  after checking this out of the library and bookmarking with dozens of post-it notes, I realized it was probably best to own it!  Excellent articles of encouragement for continuing a strong literature base for teens, and how to use books for fostering great communication with your teen.

Project-Based Homeschooling, Mentoring Self-Directed Learners:  a re-read as I started it last fall; then afterwards began to seriously reconsider how we go about our days.  Maybe I should say God began to nudge me to change things up!  While I don’t agree with every idea in the book, I’m incredibly encouraged by the principles of fostering self-directed learning.

Raising a Gifted Child:  here’s another I decided it was high time to own, I’m happy for a copy.  The information isn’t new to me, but the list of resources is worth the purchase!

Gifted Children at Home:  I have so appreciated this book through the years!  Written in part by a dear friend (Maggie Hogan, owner of Bright Ideas Press), it’s full of questions to ask, parenting tips, techniques to use and more – all from a Christian worldview.  The book is a bit older, and a few resources listed are outdated…yet most of the general info and encouragement is timeless.  A favorite!

Encouraging Your Child’s Writing Talent:  ‘Writers need permission for their passion…’ – one of the 10 things listed when discussing what your child needs as a writer.  I’m thankful to have come across this gem of a book – will be digging in shortly!

Smart, but Scattered:  recommended by a friend, I’m hoping this resource will help me to assist a few kiddos in our home with organizing themselves.

Educating the WholeHearted Child:  another favorite of mine which I’m often referencing.  If I could recommend one homeschooling book to parents, it would be this one.  Well, and a few others…but definitely WholeHearted Child. 🙂

In fact, I have a BRAND NEW copy for a giveaway!


Simply leave a comment listing your favorite homeschool resource (or one you’d like to own) by midnight Tuesday June 11th(giveaway now closed, thanks!) and I’ll choose and announce a winner next Wednesday, June 12th.

This giveaway is for ONE copy of Educating the WholeHearted Child 3rd edition to one winner.  Post is not sponsored, just wanted another family to enjoy this book as much as I do!

So, what’s your favorite book on home-based education?


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