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Homeschooling is on the rise and gaining momentum! Have you, or do you know someone who has considered homeschooling? Have you been homeschooling for awhile and need encouragement and fresh ideas? If so, you will want to check out my most recent review from The Old Schoolhouse®.
If either of the above scenarios sound familiar, take a look at Considering Homeschooling Info-Pak Option B from The Old Schoolhouse®. I have been receiving their quarterly magazine for several years, and always find useful information in them. When asked about reviewing some physical as well as digital products from them, I was curious to see what they had to offer new (and seasoned) homeschooling families.
What is in Info-Pak Option B
Considering Homeschooling Info-Pak Option B includes both digital and physical products. The physical products are sort of a grab bag of useful stuff. The digital products contain almost 60, yes 60 digital downloads of eBooks, WeE-Books, and other articles with loads of information for new and seasoned homeschoolers alike. Let’s take a closer look at the both the downloads and physical items I received recently.
Digital Downloads Galore!
“Holy downloads!” comes to mind when I first opened my email from The Old Schoolhouse®. Some of the titles of eBooks include: How I Homeschool: Twelve Families Share Their Lifestyle, Help, Lord, I’m Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler, Secrets of Successful Homeschooling, Wise Words About Teaching Reading, and several, several more. A few caught my eye right off the bat.
The 10 Essentials for Homeschooling High School by Lee Binz. Since I am currently homeschooling two highschoolers, I read this one to make sure I wasn’t missing an essential! I enjoyed the conversational style of the writer, as it was like having coffee and good conversation with a seasoned homeschool friend. I read about how highschool courses can be interest-led and the benefits of delight directed learning. Did you know things like Eagle Scouts can count as a P.E. credit? Or that you can focus on the educational part of P.E. with a health class? I also learned that credit in fine arts can be customized to include whatever your student is interested in – music, art, theater, even piano lessons can be grouped together for a credit. The expertise and links are fantastic in this eBook.
Homeschooling With Young Children by Diane Hurst. Although I do not have young kids anymore, I know plenty of people who do! This eBook was fun to revisit those years of homeschooling. What I used to call “together time”, she calls a “Rocking Chair Method” where little ones learn alphabet, numbers, days months, etc. I enjoyed reading about the DIY abacus and different ways to use it, as well as maintaining interest in activities. Spoiler alert – stop while they’re still having fun!
Secrets of Successful Homeschooling by Paul & Genea Surez (the creators of TOS). In this eBook, you will find support and encouragement from those who have “been there, done that”. Learn about homeschooling methods such as Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, Classical, and Unschooling. Find out how to homeschool on a budget, setting goals, staying organized, and planning for disruptions and distractions. I enjoyed the section on creative education by folding towels, and leaning from a tube of chapstick. Curious yet?
The Curiosity Files on the Blue Diamond and Zombie Fire Ants are amazing unit studies to use with little and big kids. There’s even a free course from SchoolhouseTeachers.com – Introduction to Architecture that looks amazing! Other topics I looked over were some on public education and the influence of the National Education Association. (NEA).
Option B Physical Products
Everyone knows what it’s like to get happy mail. The element of surprise is what you will find in Info-Pak Option B from The Old Schoolhouse®. Just pay shipping, and receive a back issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, refrigerator hangings, The Homeschool Primer, Fallout – a DVD about youth and the church, and a beautiful hardback book, Purposeful Design, in every pak. Bonus goodies include many more items and resources for homeschooling.
What did I think of Considering Homeschooling Info-Pak?
This product can be a treasure chest of homeschooling information for those considering homeschooling, as well as for people like myself who have been doing this for 12 years. There are so many ways to homeschool! Reading tips from others is such an encouragement. Personally, I get overwhelmed with digital products and would rather have them in print, but in this case, digital is best. Not only because not everything applies to our high school family, there’s a lot of material! Considering Homeschooling Option A is free, and Option B with the physical products is free with shipping, it’s a great deal!
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