Ready to jump back into homeschooling? Before you start, add these top resources to your homeschool curriculum this year.
You made it. Summer is over, you’re getting back into the swing of homeschooling. You’ve figured out their pencil, paper, and marker situation and you’re ready for whatever the rest of the year brings. Odds are, however, that you missed that one item that would really bring your homeschool curriculum together. Fear not, as we have assembled some of the best last-minute additions to balance out any back to homeschool curriculum.
Solve Real-World Math Lessons
Children best retain new concepts when they learn those concepts in a variety of ways. For example, math worksheets are only one way to practice math. Pack more punch to your math lessons when you incorporate music, hands-on examples, and real world examples into your homeschool math curriculum.
The Life of Fred Elementary Math Books uses real-world examples to teach math concepts. These books are also notorious for making kids laugh during math learning. What makes the books so funny? Find out here.
Hands-On Science Experiments
The only thing better than an engaging science experiment is a series of engaging science experiments that come every month! The Magic School Bus Science Club subscription is a great way to get a fun science lesson in your child’s hands.
Experiments range from studies about the human body to the solar system to volcanoes! The monthly package comes with directions, as well as online resources that will help you and your little scientist put the kit together. The best part is if you order now, there’s FREE SHIPPING in the United States.
Learn to Play Music
It’s no secret that there are countless benefits to learning music, but odds are you’ve pondered the #1 question that stops a lot of parents in their tracks – Where do I start? You could buy an instrument, hire an expensive tutor, and hope your child enjoys it – or you could go with something that’s more convenient and affordable.
The eMedia My Piano Starter Pack for Kids is an amazing way to introduce your young one to the wonderful world of playing an instrument. For just $99, you get a fully-functional beginner’s keyboard, the award-winning eMedia learning software, and an instructional DVD. Perfect for children ages 5 and up, this deal is the perfect extra-curricular activity for children to pick up at the start of a new school year.
Speak a Second Language
One of the best ways to expose your child to a new culture is by having them learn the language. Learning another language is a practical life skill, a great way to learn about other cultures and a fun activity that helps with all language arts skills. An easy way to get started is with the Spanish for Kids Level 1 Vol. 1 DVD. This DVD is filled with 3-D animated characters, interactive DVD games, and lively songs. It teaches basic conversational Spanish through the story of Carlos and his best friend, Chiquitita the Chihuahua.
Learn How to Code (with a video game!!)
Coding is one of the most in-demand jobs of 2016. Most students don’t develop a love for coding until later into their life, but why not see if your child is interested in it. Instead of a boring textbook, you can use one of your child’s favorite video games – Minecraft!
Youth Digital has taught thousands of children to code, and since they’re learning while playing they are more likely to pay attention and keep going. Youth Digital is also currently featuring a fantastic BOGO deal, where you can choose from courses like Mod Design, Server Design, and Create Your Own App; and then get another course for free! This deal features more than 60 hours of challenging and fun materials for your student to learn from.
Turn Grammar Lessons into a Laugh
Life of Fred is one of the most loved names in teaching math, but did you know that Fred is also an expert of the English language? The Life of Fred Language Arts Set Series is geared toward teenage learners to sharpen grammar, spelling, reading & writing skills with some history, science and math lessons sprinkled in along the way.