Books about Home Education. Updated thread

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julienoshoes Wed 15-Apr-09 14:46:58

Updating Home Ed books thread to bump up for information.

Free Range Education: How Home Education Works Terri Dowty (ed) Hawthorn Press

It is a UK book (many are American) and each chapter is written by a different family about their experience - it gives a good idea of the range of experience.

Synopsis;
A handbook for families considering or starting out in home education. The book is full of family stories, resources, burning questions, humour, tips, practical steps and useful advice so the reader can choose what best suits his or her family situation.

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julienoshoes Wed 11-Jan-12 13:42:03

anticipating the usual peak in January of frantic parents looking for an alternative, I am bumping the 'useful basics' threads.

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carolinecordery Mon 27-Feb-12 20:56:10

For under fives, I'd like to recommend The Preschooler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner. It's a Canadian activities ideas book that is not ostensibly for home educating families but totally ends up being perfect for that anyway, as we all home educate our 'preschoolers'. There are 365 activities and games that encompass literacy, maths, science, music, movement, dance, outdoors, indoors, art, craft, kitchen, holiday projects etc.
The best thing is hardly any of them involve much if any financial outlay or even much preparation time to set up, and most use things you already have in the house. For even younger children, she's also written the Toddler's Busy book too (1-3 years).
I just wish that someone has kept on writing these kinds of ideas books for school-age children as well. It makes days seem easier when someone's done the thinking for you, and reading it, you get all enthused for trying new things, and because there isn't much investment in the setting up of the activity, you don't feel too deflated if the darlings are not interested.
I'll also post this in the preschooler's home ed thread.

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