Resources for Homeschooling and Non-Homeschooling Parents

Resources for Homeschooling and Non-Homeschooling Parents

resources for homeschool

It’s hard to believe that school is back in session! Where did the last few months go??

This year things look very different for parents and their children who are going back to school. Some parents have opted to have their kids rejoin their classmates in the classroom, while others have decided that homeschooling or online school is for them.

Resources for homeschooling

Whatever your choice for your child’s education, we are always here to help! We have plenty of resources for homeschooling for parents and children alike.

Databases

Browse our databases to find educational resources. You may also explore these resources individually.

Books about homeschooling

For parents whose children are learning at home, use these books about homeschooling to make your transition much smoother:

book cover for 102 top picks for homeschool curriculum
102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

For choosing the right curriculum for your child, check out 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Each Child’s Learning Style by Cathy Duffy.

book cover for The Brave Learner
The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart. A joyful and accessible approach to homeschool that harnesses children’s natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they’re in elementary or high school.

book cover The Everything Guide to Homeschooling
The Everything Guide to Homeschooling

For parents who just need to know everything about homeschooling, check out The Everything Guide to Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child by Sherri Linsenbach.

book cover for Help for the Harried Homeschooler
Help for the Harried Homeschooler by Christine M. Field

For parents who have a full schedule (probably all of us!), check out Help for the Harried Homeschooler: A Practical Guide to Balancing Your Child’s Education with the Rest of Your Life by Christine Field.

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One Good Year by Laura Brodie

Finally, for parents who are looking for a lighter and more humorous side to homeschooling check out One Good Year: A Mother and Daughter’s Educational Adventure by Laura Brodie. After years of watching her eldest daughter, Julia, struggle in a highly regimented public school system, Laura Brodie determined to teach her ten-year-old at home for a year.

Additional resources

In addition to library resources, explore these websites with resources for homeschooling:

  • Brightly: Website with booklists on a wide variety of topics based on age.
  • Penguin Classroom: Website with educator discussion guides on Penguin-published books; book trailers. Also, look at other publisher websites for similar content on books they have published.
  • Diversebookfinder: Website that helps readers find diverse picture books. You can search by race/culture; gender; religion; and more.

Conclusion

Not sure what resources for homeschooling you need? Visit us at one of our 10 branches. Or schedule a session with a librarian using our Book-A-Librarian Service. We’re always happy to help!

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Skye is a Library Assistant Specialist at the Williamsburg Branch Library.

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