I recently spoke at the first Santa Cruz Un-Conference and thought every homeschooling family could benefit from the resources I shared; homeschooling books of inspiration, learning styles, homeschool methods including unschooling and TJed, math games, reading games, online resources for educational videos, free homeschool curriculum, online learning games, audio books, and even some local resources for my nearby homeschooling families. Much of this is especially useful for beginning homeschoolers.
I hope you find at least some of this helpful.
Here is a list of home school resources and recommendations
Click to buy from Book Shop Santa Cruz. Support your local book store and homeschooling mom.
by Mary Griffith
by Diane Flynn Keith
Thomas Jefferson Education
by Oliver DeMille
Susan Wise Bauer
meaningful. Hands on if possible, allow/incorporate movement. Show/explain why
it’s important to know. If you can’t, don’t bother with it.
class, get a group together to work on a project or learn a subject .
library audio books
Netflix, YouTube, Library
reaching goals- ie, reading- how do you want to practice reading today? We can read
signs, read a map, an early readers books, write a pen pal letter, “activity” books (I
try not to call them workbooks)
jumps off a swing or how far a paper rocket can go, add/subtract/divide snacks
the child is interested in
Library “read-to-me” bags
Local (Santa Cruz, CA)
Local Museums: www.santacruzca.org/media/pdf/SCZ-Brochure-Media-Hi-Res.pdf
Local field trips: http://www.sandytoescreations.com/2012/05/local-treasures-great-fields-trips.html
http://www.santacruzpl.org/ also see their Discover & Go program for free
tickets to museums and more
Discovery Learning Center website: http://www.dlcsantacruz.org/