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Must-have home schooling resources?

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kma212 Tue 28-Nov-17 19:26:34

Hi!
Just doing some research into homeschooling resources; can you please tell me your favourites (Books,workbooks, things that have worked well for you).
Thank you in advance for your help smile

ommmward Tue 28-Nov-17 19:51:04

totally different depending on the age of the children!

In general: less is more...

kma212 Tue 28-Nov-17 22:13:10

Thank you.
Looking at all ages from Primary age 7 really!
Do you find it better while they are age 7- 11 to just follow their interests , do lots of play based learning etc?
Once they get to 11+ (if you are working towards GCSE) is it better to follow a stricter curriculumn?
Are there any good workbooks that follow a curriculumn anyone recommend?
Any tips welcome!
Thanks

Tinuviel Thu 30-Nov-17 00:10:33

Loved Galore Park Latin, French, Spanish and maths. First Language Lessons for the WTM were brilliant; Story of the World and History Odyssey were very good as was 'Further Up and Further In', which is a study guide on the Narnia books.

Resource Mouse study guides were nice too - we used them in a small group. Also Evan Moor - history pockets were great - we did a few of those and some of their geography stuff on each continent.

Saracen Thu 30-Nov-17 01:34:40

"Once they get to 11+ (if you are working towards GCSE) is it better to follow a stricter curriculumn?"

Second-hand knowledge (as my kids haven't worked toward exams) - my friends say that there's no need to focus on specific subjects until a couple of years before the child plans to sit them, BUT that essay-writing skills can take a while to develop and may be better tackled a little earlier. So, for example, one approach which seems to work well is to be as laid back as you like up until children are 12 or so, then get them working toward producing substantial pieces of writing. Some families who delayed doing this found that their kids had a steeper learning curve because they were learning subject-specific material while simultaneously getting the knack of expressing themselves in writing.

kma212 Fri 01-Dec-17 21:15:24

That's great thank you both!
I will take a look at those.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:07:27

Online subscription to Twinkl. It's a one-stop shop.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:07:58

Oh, and a local library card!

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