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Curriculum Shops

Saxon Math Books

Complete homeschool program is effective and easy-to-use! Saxon features homeschool kits from First Grade though High School Physics. Saxon Math for the Primary Grades Kindergarten Math K Homeschool: Teacher’s Manual Math K Homeschool: Complete Kit 1st Edition Math K: Workbook Grade K Math K: An Incremental Development (Home Study Meeting Book) Math K: Student...
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Award Winning Children’s Books

Award Winning Children’s Books

Top literary awards in 2014 for the best children’s and young adults’ literature and illustration. Children’s Books Awards Here’s a quick reading assessment to give to your child if you aren’t sure which level books they could read. 2014 Newbery Medal Winners The Newbery Medal honors the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature...
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Award Winning Children’s Books 2013

Award Winning Children’s Books 2013

Top literary awards in 2013 for the best children's books and young adults' literature and illustration.
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Homeschool Vendors Used And New

Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. These vendors are linked because they have asked to be linked and I thought you’d like them, have been recommended to me by other homeschool families, or I have found on my own and thought looked useful. I am...
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Supplies For a Natural Science Lab

Unless otherwise noted, links below are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Acorn Naturalists In both printed and electronic versions, we offer thousands of hard-to-find specialty products, including new curricula, field identification guides, plant and animal activity books, water quality monitoring equipment, and audiovisual media. Ants and Stuff An online...
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Educational Audio Recordings For Children

Why Audio? According to the International Reading Association: “Good listening skills are essential for good speech, vocabulary and language development. Children will become readers only if their emotions are engaged, their imaginations stretched and stirred.” Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Audio Memory If your...
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Specific Method Curriculums

For those who have decided to educate their children using a specific educational method. Charlotte Mason Materials Charlotte Mason curriculum, reading materials, and study guides. Classical Christian Education Materials Resources for homeschooling in the Classical Method. Enki Materials Online resource for purchasing Enki curriclulum. Montessori Materials Vendors selling Montessori materials to homeschool families. Unit...
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Science Supplies Stores

Science Project Supply Stores for Student Projects Often the easiest place to find science supplies locally is at a science and technology museum. For example, if you are in Massachusetts, you would find lots of science supplies in the gift shop at the Boston Museum of Science. Many such museums now have online ordering available, though the...
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Let’s Go Learn Reading and Math Assessment and Courses

Let’s Go Learn Reading and Math Assessment and Courses

Let’s Go Learn Reading Diagnostics and Instruction Math Diagnostics and Instruction Videos from Let’s Go Learn Let’s Go Learn Blog More Let’s Go Learn Resources   Let’s Go Learn was created by faculty and graduate students from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. I have met with the founder Richard Capone personally several times...
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Best Selling Homeschool Books Q2 2013

Best Selling Homeschool Books Q2 2013

Here’s a list of recommended new books about homeschooling, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. Ann Zeise is a participant in the USA and the Canadian Amazon Associates Programs. Not all books recommended here are available in Canada. A lot have Kindle editions, but not all. As Kindles are not yet for...
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Math Curriculum Shop

Recommended Math Books Fun Math Books Recommended books for the reluctant math student. Fun for the whole family. Recommended by your Homeschooling Guide and available through Amazon.com. Let’s Go Learn AN Z TO Z AFFILIATE Reading and math assessments and courses based on the assessments. Math Books Family-friendly math books for the home learner. Recommended...
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Advice For Homeschooling Curriculum

Before you purchase study materials, learn from those who may have spent too much in vain! Choose carefully to match your child’s interests and abilities, and what fits your budget. Homeschooling can cost just as much as you can budget for it. The only curriculum that costs too much is the curriculum that isn’t...
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Recommended Homeschool Science Books

Recommended Homeschool Science Books

Here’s a list of recommended books for homechooling science in an experimental manner, by topic and book title, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. As a result of a commercial relationship between Go Milpitas, A to Z Home’s Cool and Amazon.com online booksellers, these titles can be purchased...
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Kids Game Vendors

These are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Supplier of multi-sided dice and math and literacy games to play with them. Educational Learning Games We offer enriching educational kids board games from all over the world for people of all ages! Parents and teachers will...
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Homeschool History Books

Homeschool History Books

Ancient History City A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David MacAulay Scott went through a construction phase where he loved watching new developments going in. He devoured this book! Even some things we take for granted, like street curbs and underground sewage systems were invented by the Romans. 1983 Paperback. Food in...
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Social Studies & History Curriculum Vendors

Unless otherwise noted, these are all off-site links with whom I have no commercial connection. Beautiful Feet Books History through literature. For those who wish to have their children really love history through fine literature and non-fiction. Bluestocking Press Publisher of the Uncle Eric Books by Richard J. Maybury and a source for historical...
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Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Now we can buy like the Big Guys! I like a bargain as much as all of you do. But some of our favorite things are just out of reach of our too-tight-budgets in these tough times. Brett Walter and I have met several times and ironed out a way, with his great business...
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Homeschool PE Equipment

Beamo These large, donut-shaped hoops were a big hit at both the Home=Education Conference and the family campout. Kim Stuffelbeam, who is active in HSC here in California, is the inventor of the BeamO. Navigate by clicking on the little Beamos. KikaFlik Ever find it hard to find someone to throw a ball to...
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Classic Homeschool Books

Here’s a list of recommended books about homeschooling, by author’s last name, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. As a result of a commercial relationship between Go Milpitas, A to Z Home’s Cool and Amazon.com online booksellers, these titles can be purchased directly from Amazon.com by following the...
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Homeschooling on a Budget

How much does it cost to homeschool? How can we tightly budget and still give our children a fine education? Budgeting A Tax Write-off? AN A to Z ARTICLE Can I write off any homeschooling expenses on my taxes? The Cost of Homeschooling Many people interested in homeschooling are naturally concerned about how much...
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