This year I set and reached a goal of over 52 books. My plan was a book a week.
I incorporated different categories for a well-rounded year.
The homeschool books I read were phenomenal.
So good in fact that I am titling this post Homeschool Books All Homeschooling Moms Should Read.
I know your time is precious so I want you reading books that will enhance your homeschool life.
These books will do just that!
Let’s get started.
Homeschool Books for Homeschool Moms
This first book is not specifically for homeschoolers, but it is an invaluable resource for homeschooling moms.
In choosing books to read, this is the first place I go.
Jamie has divided this book into reading lists that span the entire globe!
This book’s primary focus is on quality children’s literature that introduces the globeand its people to your kids.
If you are a Christian homeschooler, this is a must-read.
Karen brings home the point of letting our faith and beliefs be the framework for our school work.
I found that after this quick read I was analyzing our homeschool and adapting certain things to stay on track biblically.
Truth is, it is not about the “system.” It is about our hearts. Are we fully committed to the Lord’s plans or are we constantly making our own plans? Are we always searching? Worse yet, searching outside of Him? I was completely forgetting to stop and focus on my children’s hearts. On my own heart. I needed to go to the Bible and seek God’s instructions for raising my children.
This book is written by the co-founder and president of Oak Meadow.
I am fascinated with the Waldorf method and try to read up on ideas as much as possible.
This book had wonderful ideas on rhythm and the learning processes in children.
We’re all born with awareness and the capacity for head, heart, and will. Although each of us has a unique combination of these attiributes, there is a sequence to their development that is consistent. Children everywhere go through these stages of development in a consistent order.
If you want a quick read to perk you up, this is for you.
I LOVED this book. It reminded me that homeschool is about freedom and making choices that are individual and best for each child.
It reminded me that burnout and frustration are signs that I need to step back and evaluate.
Consider this book your ticket to freedom – freedom to approach education in a way that fits your family life. I am not proposing another method of homeschooling but encouraging you to allow your homeschooling to fit the design of your family.
I have had this book the whole decade we have been homeschooling and have not set aside the time to read it.
I wish I would have read this book earlier in our homeschool journey.
I dogeared almost the whole middle of the book!
A few of my favorite quotes:
There is a measure of sheltering that exists among homeschoolers. But is this not the place and function of the home? Responsible, godly parents should stand as a buffer between their tender, young child and the evil harshness of this world. Parents should not allow their children exposure to the raw onslaughts of worldliness and demonic actiivty all in the name of socialization.
The best way to begin Christian home schooling is with a proper understanding of the goal of education. The goal of education is to bring our children to God to be forgiven, renewed, and given purpose by Him. It is the transformation and growth of the child’s body, mind, and spirit that they might serve God and live for Him.
Do you have a homeschooling book to add to this list??
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