Posted by: Sara Carbone on: April 5, 2012
Blogs by homeschooling parents have quite a bit to offer when it comes to helping your child with school:
A taste of the kinds of sites out there:
Notes From a Homeschooled Mom
This homeschooler with high school age kids tells us, “homeschooling can be used to prevent struggling high school students from being dropouts.” She writes reviews of educational websites and creates lists of best educational websites for high school age kids. The blog has a section that focuses on free subject sites on topics like SAT/ACT, phonics, trigonometry, languages, black history and how to find video tutorials on literature and math.
Through her site I found such incredible resources like the thousands of free video tutorials at Khan Academy, Byki language learning software site and the fantastic multi-media site for grades 3 and up BrainPOP.
Living Montessori Now
Montessori method of teaching is one that seeks to use ”carefully prepared conditions” to create a love of learning and foster independence. You can use its unique approach to offer a momentary departure from traditional ways of learning if your child is struggling with school. Living Montessori Now is written by a former Montessori teacher and homeschooler of two (now) grown children. The site is jam packed with teaching ideas, materials and printables, ways to integrate Montessori methods at home and connections to other parents.
This blog has several blog carnivals. They lead to hundreds of resources and links for fun and interesting activities that encourage creativity, independence and critical thinking. Homeschool Bytes also has educational product reviews, online resources for learning and posts about subjects like how to make a vacation into a science or art class.
This blog has a whole slew of resources and printables you can use to help your elementary age student excel in school – including geography, reading and math.
Note: Photo by hortongrou