If you’ve ever gone to a homeschool convention, browsed through catalogs, or done a search on the internet for curriculum, then you know there are a LOT of choices out there!
It can be very overwhelming when you’re just starting out and even when you’ve been doing it for a while. That’s why I decided to write some homeschool curriculum reviews to give you first-hand knowledge about the experiences we’ve had with different curricula and what I think about them.
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Homeschool Curriculum Reviews Are Helpful
When I’m searching for materials for the next school year, which I love to do by the way, I do a lot of research and read many reviews. I want to know what people think about a product and how it worked in their homeschool.
I know that every child is different, but I can still get a general feel for it and whether it might be a good fit for our family or not.
I’ve chosen some of our favorites to write about, and will continue to add as we discover more. I hope it helps you decide which products are a good fit for your homeschool.
As you reading my reviews, some may not seem like they’d work for your family; however, keep in mind that we go through seasons when homeschooling. Some years you may have less time than others to plan, prepare, and teach. So a hands-on curriculum may not seem appealing right then but it could down the road.
Learning about different materials is never a waste of time. You never know when your homeschool needs will change and one of these may be a better option.
MATHHomeschool Curriculum Reviews
Mr. D Math
Middle school and high school students love Mr. D Math courses. He makes math easy to understand and fun!
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13 thoughts on “Homeschool Curriculum Reviews- Let Me Help You Choose!”
Love that there was a christian homeschooling program included. I was thinking of homeschooling when I have kids.
Yes, that’s the beauty of homeschooling. You can use whatever curriculum you want. You should definitely keep homeschooling in mind when you have kids.
I have alway been undecided where to homeschool my children, but after reading this article you given me something to think about.
Great post filled with all the information needed.
I’m glad it’s something you will consider. It’s a wonderful option! Thanks for reading my article.
ACE Curriculum seems to be a suitable method for homeschooling. Children have to take more responsibility for their learning and method gives also more independece accordingly. I live in Finland and in our country isn’t much homeschooling. Although our common education system is ranked one of the best in the world, I think there should be more space for homeschooling here too.
Yes, it really is a great curriculum for homeschooling! That’s wonderful that Finland is ranked one of the best school systems in the world. You must be doing something right!
I have actually been thinking about this for a while with my children before I came across this post, so thank you. I have a son that will be four this year so we are starting to round the corner!
I think you gave some great options and I will be taking a look through the rest of your site to help me in my decision process! The one thing I get tired of hearing from others is the social aspect of public school which i think is not actually a sound argument lol. What is your take on that subject? Thanks!
I am so glad you found this helpful! Definitely check out my other articles.
Oh the socialization issue! If I had a penny for every time someone mentioned how homeschoolers aren’t socialized I’d be rich! I’d like to ask them how children who are kept in the same classroom with their same age peers all day long are socialized? My kids are around people of all different ages, in all different situations, all the time and have a much better opportunity to socialize.
My son, who has been homeschooled the entire way, just graduated and he is extremely social! Obviously there are going to be families who don’t take their kids anywhere and that can create children who aren’t as social as others, but I think that can occur with a public school child as well. The families I see are definitely well-rounded and social.
You have given me a great topic for another post! Thanks!
I actually always wondered how the set up a homeschool class, this is very interesting. I’ll keep this in mind if/when I have kids of my own. Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you found it interesting. Thanks for reading it!
Being a father of 2 kids and the oldest with almost 3 years puts me thinking on this subject.
The article gave me more information of what it can be a homeschool.
Thanks a lot!
You’re welcome! I’m glad it was useful.
Great read!! Thanks for sharing such a great blog, Keep sharing such great blogs.