Homeschool How To

When I was a teenager and began reading homeschool material; I read John Holt, Raymond Moore, Mary Pride, the Colfaxes and Maria Montessori. These books certainly had a strong influence on forming my thoughts on homeschooling and continue to impact today. They will always stay a part of my library.

Twenty years on there are so many more ‘homeschool books’ available. I was recently pondering which books I would advise recommend as, ‘must haves’ to a young mum investigating/beginning homeschooling.

 

Today they would be:

1. Real Learning, by Elizabeth Foss

Catholic, gentle, a must! My favourite:)

 

 

2. How to Homeschool, by Gayle Graham

Makes homeschooling practical, doable and achievable.

 

 

3. Homeschooling with a Meek & Quiet Spirit, by Terry Maxwell

This book was a watershed moment for me. I helped me be a much better parent. Every now and then I give myself a ‘boost’ by re-reading.

 

 

4. A Charlotte Mason Companion, by Karen Andreola

I love this book! Inspiring, the best of Charlotte Mason.

 

 

5. Educating the Wholehearted Child, by Sally Clarkson

I actually don’t own this book but if I had found it earlier on I could have saved dollars by not buying many others. Explains so many ideas and philosophies.

 

Of course today there is also a wealth of information on the ‘net, an overwhelming amount. Nothing replaces sitting down and reading with ‘a friend’.

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