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  • Must-Have Homeschooling Books To Guide You And Your Kids For The New School Year

    It's good to learn how to become a good homeschooler from different points of view.
    by Que Sullano-Gavan .
Must-Have Homeschooling Books To Guide You And Your Kids For The New School Year
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  • When we made our decision to homeschool, we made sure we read up to be reassured and be inspired about homeschooling.

    It's always good to read about what other people think about homeschooling, how they homeschool, or how to approach homeschooling from a different point of view. If you have decided to homeschool your kids, it is best to do your research — what curriculum is best for your child and your family, or how to be more organized so learning becomes easier.

    These are our favorite books — books that we can refer to year after year. These can also be helpful for those who are just starting their homeschooling journey.

    Books that can help you become a better homeschooler

    Why You Should Homeschool by Edric and Joy Mendoza

    This is one of the locally published homeschool books. This is an inspiring, and empowering book will help families make wise decisions about homeschooling.

    The book includes a guide for those who want to start on the journey. Authors, Edric and Joy, share their rich personal experiences in homeschooling their children.

    The book will show families how to position the kids for success not just academically but spiritually, and socially.

    iHomeschool: How To Do It Without Losing Your Mind by Nove-Ann Tan

    iHomeschool is the one of the first Filipino homeschooling book that aims to educate, and encourage families who are thinking of taking the homeschool path.

    It includes testimonies, schedules, tips and tricks from different homeschool families. Nove, a seasoned homeschool mom, answers the most frequently asked questions on homeschooling in her book.

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    The book also includes a coupon code to get free access to homeschool materials.

    The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise

    This is a guide to classical education at home. The book provides instructions on how to give the child comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning.

    Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education. They also included a set of online resources, and answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters

    Achieving True Success: How to Build Character As a Family by Intl Association of Character Cities

    This book is a treasured resource for families looking for building character. Forty nine character qualities are included in this book and are practically explained, applied, and illustrated.

    This book can help families develop character together.

    Mystery of History by Linda Lacour Hobar

    In addition to the Bible, The Mystery of History (MOH) is one of our favorite books. This is a great resource for Christian families learning world history.

    MOH is a chronological, complete, easy-to-use, historically accurate, and Christ-centered curriculum for all ages.

    It includes activities for multiple ages, timeline work, mapping exercises, memory games, literature lists, and audiobooks to engage students of all ages and learning styles.

    Apologia by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.

    We love Apologia science books. They are designed to help both parents and students simplify the lessons and ensure successful independent study.

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    Unlike most science books, Apologia offers creation-based science curriculum and is taught from a biblical worldview. Apologia has resources for parents to help them create an environment of learning that is best suited for each individual child in elementary, middle school or high school.

    Aside from books, they have age-appropriate note booking journals where students can record experiences, observations, and thoughts.

    There are so many homeschooling books and some of these you can find at the local library or even borrow from a fellow homeschool parent.

    A great homeschool book will always give you the focus on your homeschool goal and the motivation you need on this sometimes daunting, yet amazing journey.

    Que Sullano-Gavan, who hopes to study early childhood education and publish a book someday, is a licensed engineer who opted to stay at home and focus on homeschooling her only child, Gab.

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