So, you’ve made the decision to embark on this amazing journey of homeschooling, and now you need to choose some homeschool curriculum. If you are like most of us, the first place you begin to look is on the internet. With great anticipation you type in phrases like; ‘how to home school’, ‘best homeschool curriculum choices for (insert grade)’, ‘Canadian homeschool curriculum”. As expected the Google search provides you with an abundance of resources to browse.
The articles start out strong, each one giving point after point about why the homeschool curriculum that is highlighted in that particular post is the best curriculum to use. Homeschoolers are a passionate people. Philosophies on education, the way we home school, is an area that is extremely near and dear to our hearts. These philosophies bring new phrases to your ears asking you if you would like to use; a boxed curriculum set, classical education curriculum, Charlotte mason style learning, or unit studies, and the list goes on.
How do you make the choice? Educate yourself! A great resource that we have found to help wade through the sea of options, is 102 Top Picks For Home School Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy. This is a wonderful resource that will help you figure out what kind of homeschooler you are. Talk with other home school families, see what works for them.
Most of all, understand that one of the best things about homeschooling is being there to watch your child learn, explore the world around them, and reach their educational milestones together as a family. Hold on to your hat, the journey is about to begin.