Getting Started with Homeschooling
Are you thinking about homeschooling when you've still got little ones underfoot? It's not too early to start making plans and thinking about what's important for your tots to know now for homeschooling success then. I talk about my recommendations and practical strategies in this podcast episode!
Topics I Cover in This Podcast:
- Can you start homeschooling in the toddler years? Should you?
- How to start creating a daily rhythm for your little ones (and why you need to)
- What you should start doing right now – even if your baby isn't born yet!
- How to wade through all the homeschooling choices available today
- How to handle comments from other people about homeschooling
- This tip will help you stay sane while doing school!
- Why flexibility is key (plus how to balance being flexible with actually getting school done)
- How to start small with your little one now so he or she can focus later
- The joy of teaching your littles how to hit that state of “flow” 😉
Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast
- Smart Mama, Happy Baby – all of my classes on family rhythm & routine, plus our book studies!
- Montessori from the Start – the current Smart Mama, Happy Baby book study mentioned
- You Are Your Child's First Teacher – Waldorf perspective
- Heaven on Earth – Waldorf perspective
- For the Children's Sake – Charlotte Mason approach
- A Charlotte Mason Companion Charlotte Mason perspective 😉
- Several homeschooling overview books – pick one that resonates with you
- Christopherus Early Years – resources from a Walforf perspective
- TruthQuest History – the history program we use, based on living books
- Ambleside Online – a complete, Charlotte-Mason style online curriculum. We use much of this for our homeschool literature, and use the living book suggests for other subjects as supplements and free reading.
- Homeschooling Torah – a Torah-based (Messianic) homeschool program. We use this for everything but math, history, and literature.
- A Beka Book – these are the math books we use
- Notebooking Pages – I don't think I mentioned this on the podcast, but this is the main “written work” that we do in our homeschooling. There are great resources on how to use notebooking on this site.
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