|The Big Book of Home Learning: Preschool and Elementary
There are hundreds and hundreds of curriculums, unit studies, homeschool books, activities, & manipulatives. How could a newbie possibly buy and or research everything? There's no way. That is where The Big Book of Homeschooling comes in. It covers everything from reading to art appreciation to bible to math to keyboarding to physical education to engineering to the constitution!
|Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
Guterson mounts a strong challenge to "the doctrine of school's necessity." He profiles the home-school movement, which encompasses more than 300,000 families in America, and probes the wide variety of motives behind its growth. The most common, he finds, is parents' dissatisfaction with the mass, prescribed and other-directed nature of public education. Guterson argues that properly practiced home-schooling produces academic success, lessens peer pressure and allows children to become independent.
This is an excellent place to start when you first being to consider the option of homeschooling. It offers a wealth information on the pros and cons of homeschooling. In particular, the issue of socialization is explains that public schools don't teach socialization skills, they just force kids to be together and decide how they are going to response to each other.