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40175: Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles
By Paul & Gena Suarez, eds. / B & H Publishing Group

It's a homeschool convention in a book! For novice and veteran teachers, this extensive guide offers details about today's most viable education models and helps you choose methodologies. Over 20 contributors---including Christine Field, Diana Waring, and Dr. Ruth Beechick---provide seasoned advice on classical, Charlotte Mason, unit study, and other methods; special needs; carschooling; whole heart learning; and more. 280 pages, softcover from B&H.
81754: The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
By Raymond Moore / Thomas Nelson

Whether you're just beginning your homeschooling journey, or are already many years into the experience, this handbook has something for all. Each chapter deals with atopic that homeschoolers in particular face, whether the standard question of socialization to lesson plans to perfectionism. Each topic and many chapters are filled with anecdotes and personal testimony of the Moore's homeschooling experience, and those who have been affected by their ministry. Refreshing and practical all at once, this creative approach to homeschooling will encourage you as you persevere in your goals. 300 pages, softcover.
62006: Educating the Whole Hearted Child Educating the Whole Hearted Child
By Clay Clarkson / Whole Heart Press

A tremendous source of comfort for new and experienced homeschoolers. Guiding you with seasoned advice and lots of encouragement, the Clarksons show you how to combine discipleship and education to create a God-designed program---the home-centered, whole-book learning approach. Using this method will help shape your children's hearts and minds to live and learn for Christ. 197 pages, softcover from Whole Heart Ministries.

20902: A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning
By Karen Andreola / Charlotte Mason Research

Why are the time-tested principles of respected 19th-century British educator Charlotte Mason so popular with homeschoolers? Because they work! Andreola shares her experiences in homeschooling the "Charlotte Mason way." Discover how to teach children to think independently, retain what they learn, and communicate clearly by narrating what they read in "living books." 384 pages, softcover from Charlotte Mason Research.

Homeschool Planner -Includes sections for spiritual goals and child's academic goals, meal planning, lesson planning, phone numbers and more! It includes 40 weeks AND a SIX day lesson planner! Everything you need to plan your year or just this week.


Elementary Favorites

620749: The Three R"s, One-Volume Edition The Three R's, One-Volume Edition
By Ruth Beechick / Mott Media, Llc

Simple and direct, this little book has nonetheless been used by many homeschoolers to teach reading, language and math without expense! Charts and guiding explanations allow you to teach phonics and math with ease; the writing section explains the time-tested method of copying and dictating. A wonderful alternative to overly academic books! Includes a phonics/arithmetic chart. Grades K-3. 85 pages, softcover.
631985: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy LessonsTeach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
By S. Engelmann, P. Haddox & E. Bruner

Early readers hold an educational advantage---and the respected DISTAR reading program gives your children that head start. By investing 20 minutes a day, you'll have your preschoolers and non-reading elementary school children reading at a second grade level in 100 days. Covers sound identification, decoding of words and sentences, irregulars, and more. Clear instructions included. 395 pages, softcover from Fireside.
439420: Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read, Kindergarten Edition Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read, Kindergarten Edition
By Hooked on Phonics

Hooked on Phonics' Learn to Read Program teaches kids the skills needed to become confident readers, giving them a foundation to build on through their education years and beyond. Utilizing workbooks, activities, fun stories, flash cards and reward stickers, children will gain not only an understanding of reading skills, but an appreciation for the joy that reading can bring. This kindergarten edition teaches letter sounds and short vowels. Ages 4-6.

This kit includes:

  • 1 interactive CD-ROM with 28 fun learning games (PC and MAC compatible)
  • 3 audio CDs to guide your child through the program
  • 5 sets of flash cards to teach letter names, letter sounds, and sight words, and for Word Play games
  • 1 workbook that includes fun activities and 17 great stories
  • 24 original books
  • 2 colorful progress posters with reward stickers
  • Parent's Guide
  • CD64300: Hide "Em in Your Heart, Volume 1, CD and DVD Hide 'Em in Your Heart, Volume 1, CD and DVD
    By Steve Green / Emi Cmg Distribution

    Little ones learn God's Word easily by singing and seeing its relevance applied to their life! Includes "Do to Others" (Matthew 7:12); "And Jesus Grew" (Luke 2:52); "Believe in the Lord!" (Acts 16:31); "When a Child" (Proverbs 20:11); and more.
    59009: Five in a Row, Volume 1 Five in a Row, Volume 1

    Take your 4-to 8-year-olds on a learning adventure that used outstanding children's literature to teach social studies, language, art, applied math and science. Focusing on a different subject each day of the week (five days in a row), the easy-to-use unit studies include discussion questions, hands-on activities, teaching tips and suggestions for further exploration. For a list of books used in this volume, and what is available at christianbook.com, see "More Info" section. 185 pages, softcover.
    30753: Draw Write Now, Book 5: The United States, From Sea To Sea, Moving Forward Draw Write Now, Book 5: The United States, From Sea To Sea, Moving Forward
    By Marie Hablitzel / Barker Creek

    Explore the world with Draw Write Now, a collection of drawing and handwriting lessons developed by an elementary school teacher and tested by over 800 children. The contents include: colorful easy to follow drawing lessons; text for practicing handwriting; theme related questions; answers and booklists; a child friendly format and countless ideas to spark children's imagination and creativity! In Book Five, children explore the themes of The United States. Step by step instructions and grids are provided for proportional reference. Full color with teaching tips and instructions. 64 pages, softcover.
    30710: Draw Write Now, Book 1: On The Farm, Kids And Critters, Storybook Characters Draw Write Now, Book 1: On The Farm, Kids And Critters, Storybook Characters
    By Marie Hablitzel / Barker Creek

    Explore the world with Draw &#183 Write &#183 Now &#174, a collection of drawing and handwriting lessons developed by an elementary school teacher and tested by over 800 children. Includes:
    • Colorful easy to follow drawing lessons
    • Text for practicing handwriting
    • Theme related questions, answers and book lists
    • A child friendly format
    • And countless ideas to spark children's imagination and creativity!
    17807: Get Ready for the Code, Book A Get Ready for the Code, Book A
    By Nancy Hall / Educators Publishing Service

    Book A, Get Ready for The Code, teaches consonants b, f, m, k, r, and t. Get Ready for The Code, Get Set for The Code, and Go for The Code, which all introduce the consonant letters, comprise a three-book series of primers for the Explode The Code series. The exercises are designed to develop visual, auditory, and kinesthetic perception of the letters. Activities include tasks such as visual tracking, matching, tracing, copying, and identifying the letters and their sounds. Special emphasis is given to discriminating between similar objects and letters, to developing the motor control necessary to write legibly, and to developing the listening skills children need to follow directions carefully. By the time children finish the series they will have learned all of the lowercase consonant letters as well as their sounds and written forms, and will be ready for Book 1 of the Explode The Code series. For teachers guide to listening exercises - see stock # 379852.
    D'Aulaire Books you can use for HistoryFavorites for Middle school ages and up 337010: Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth DayExploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
    By Jeannie K. Fulbright / Apologia Educational Ministries

    The ruby-throated hummingbird, yellow-rumped warbler, little brown bat, spicebush swallowtail butterfly, Mexican bean beetle, common honeybee---they all have wings, and you'll find them here in this lavishly illustrated elementary science curriculum. Using the Charlotte Mason approach, 14 lessons include notebook activities, special projects, and hands-on experiments to teach kids about birds, bugs, bees, beetles, butterflies, and more. 240 pages, hardcover.
    337012: Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
    By Jeannie Fulbright / Apologia Educational Ministries

    Dive into the underwater world of marine animals! Written directly to the student, the gentle conversational style makes Zoology 2 perfect for elementary children to read on their own, or for family reading times with mom. Presenting information with a strong creationist viewpoint, this detailed book contains chapters on aquatic animals, whales, seals, fish, sharks, reptiles, Cephalopods and many other creatures you didn't even know existed! Narration may be easily used with younger children; notebooking and "ocean box" activities are included at the end of each chapter. Household labs develop the skills needed to conduct scientifically valid experiments in any field, while magnificent photos bring the ocean right into your classroom. 235 pages, indexed hardcover with answers to the narrative questions included.
    236401: Exploring Creation with General Science, 2 Volumes Exploring Creation with General Science, 2 Volumes
    By Dr. Jay Wile / Apologia Educational Ministries

    "Amazing," "a blessing," and "totally cool" are only a few ways parents and students describe this introductory science curriculum. Combining a creationist viewpoint with clear explanations and fun experiments, Dr. Wile presents 16 modules covering simple machines, paleontology, biology, human anatomy, and other topics. All labs use household items. The course is even backed by an Internet support system! Includes a 107-page test/solutions book. 434 pages, hardcover. For 7th grade.
    336402: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, Second Edition--2 Volumes Exploring Creation with Physical Science, Second Edition--2 Volumes
    By Dr. Jay L. Wile / Apologia Educational Ministries

    Newly updated, this preparatory course for high school biology features more color illustrations; fuller responses to student questions; easy-to-perform experiments; in-text graphics for online resources; and additional material for advanced learners. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics. Textbook is 510-page hardcover; solutions & test book is 206-page softcover. From Apologia. For 8th grade students.
    533403: Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd Edition), 2 volumes Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd Edition), 2 volumes
    By Dr. Jay L. Wile & Martha Durnell / Apologia Educational Ministries

    Designed as the first high school-level science study a homeschooler takes, this new edition of Dr. Wile's biology curriculum includes more color illustrations; clarified explanations; easier experiments; and a website with links to extra helps. Sixteen modules cover cell life, genetics, creation science as an alternative to evolution, ecology, insects, plants, reptiles, mammals, and more. Includes a 200-page test/solutions book. 594 pages, hardcover. For 9th grade students.

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    75977X: The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are
    By Dr. Kevin Leman / Baker

    Whether you're the firstborn, a middle child, or the baby of the family, your place in line can influence who you are and what you do! Explore the effects of birth order on personality development, marriage, parenting style, and career. Dr. Leman's bestseller will help you recognize, understand, and overcome negative tendencies shaped by family environment.
    57320: Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours, Second Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours, Second

    Anybody who believes child-rearing is easy probably doesn't have any. In this newly revised and updated bestseller, Dr. Leman-author of "The Birth Order Book"- offers 7 Scripture-based principles of "Reality Discipline" that make parenting easier. Discover a loving, no- nonsense approach that really works, including a study guide.
    43157: Boundaries with Kids Boundaries with Kids
    By Dr. Henry Cloud / Zondervan

    To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries bring their biblically based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents: how to bring control to an out-of-control family life; how to set limits and still be loving parents; how to define legitimate boundaries for the family; how to install in children a godly character.
    64698: Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman"s Soul Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
    By John & Stasi Eldredge

    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are the secret to the feminine heart. Your longings and desires are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. Hardcover Edition.

    Learning Styles - Knowing a student's learning style is extremely important if you want to teach them or help them learn effectively. This is the best program that I have found to help you find yours and your child's learning style. It is more complete than just learning style including environmental and interest questions too. You won't be disappointed with this one. Use this link and get $5 off the regular price. Learning Style Assessment Information

    Curriculum Fair in a Box - Are you tired of fighting the crowds at curriculum fairs or can't get the time or child care to be able to go, then Curriculum Fair in a Box is for you! The will send you a nice variety of sample curriculums from many homeschool publishers for you to view in the comfort of your own home and in your own time frame.
    Click on "Finding the Best Curriculum" here

    Homeschool eStore - All the products here are in electronic format. They have some unique books, unit studies, notebook pages and more! You can read the ebooks on your computer or you can print them off.
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