So, you’ve made the big decision to homeschool your kids. Now comes the fun part! You get to decide which homeschool curriculum you want to use! Choosing a curriculum can seem like a daunting, monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be! With these six easy steps for choosing a homeschool curriculum you can find just what you need for our kids!
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
First, don’t panic about choosing the wrong curriculum. You won’t know if something truly works until you try it! Now that we have that out of the way, here are some tips for making your curriculum choices!
Consider Your Time Commitment
How much time per day can you devote to homeschooling? If you’re able to sit down with your child for every subject, you can choose curriculum that is teacher intensive. I consider many of the traditional box curricula like My Father’s World and Sonlight teacher-intensive. The Good and the Beautiful also requires quite a bit of your time, especially in the early years.
If you have less time, you can choose online curricula such as Easy Peasy or Teaching Textbooks for math.
Consider Your Child’s Learning Style and Your Homeschool Style
I decided when I began homeschooling that I leaned toward a Charlotte Mason homeschool style. I’ve looked into programs such as Ambleside Online and Simply Charlotte Mason before deciding to use My Father’s World and The Good and the Beautiful while adding my own Charlotte Mason twist.
Do you have more than one child?
One of the biggest factors that led me to choose My Father’s World was the family style curriculum. As a large family, it is important for me to be able to teach my children as many subjects together as possible. Consider choosing curricula that spans multiple ages to maximize your time and create a culture of learning in your home.
Take Advantage of Bundle Sales
I love online bundle sales such as Build Your Bundle because they allow me to choose a variety of curricula to save and use when I need to fill in the gaps. I love doing fun unit studies with the kids and adding in other fun things, and bundle sales allow me to do that at a great price!
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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card to Build Your Bundle
It’s time again for Giveaway Wednesday! Are you ready? We have a fantastic sponsor this month – Build Your Bundle.
If you’ve participated in Build Your Bundle in the past, you know what amazing resources are available at a steep discount. (And if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat!) Over the last six years, Build Your Bundle has offered homeschool families some of the best curriculum and resources from homeschool bloggers and companies around the world. Together we strive to infuse confidence into homeschool families while offering quality educational materials at unbeatable prices!
And this year will be no different!
In the past they have had bundles for Early Learning, Elementary, Middle & High School, Homemaking, Special Needs and much more. They also offer a Premium Product section with online courses discounted up to 50% off!
This month, Build Your Bundle is offering a $50 Gift Certificate to their upcoming sale starting May 11th. Past bundles have started at $9.95, so you can get a lot of curriculum for just $50! Be sure to enter this month for your chance to win and sign up now to be notified when the sale starts.!
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Enter in the form below! Each entry increases your odds of winning, and you’re sure to find some new bloggers to follow. This giveaway ends at midnight CST on April 26, 2020.