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Homeschooling

Thinking about homeschooling? Whether you are a long-time pro or just starting out, the Richland Library has a wealth of resources to offer.  You might be surprised at how many ways Richland Library can enhance your homeschool journey. We are more than books and movies, although we have plenty of those too!

Planning a unit on ancient Rome? Give us a call and let us know. Our helpful and informed staff will pull resources just right for the ages and stages of your children. Then just come by and look through your stack of materials to check out what is right for you. From making a toga to reading myths aloud, we will have the facts and the fun on your chosen topic.

Looking for an educational field trip? Look no further than your library! We have group options for all ages and will gladly schedule a tour, a special storytime and puppet show, or a research class for your homeschool group. Call (803) 929-3434 and talk to a librarian to see what field trip option would best suit your group.  Let Richland Library have a hand in making your homeschool journey a little easier!

The Richland Library has an excellent collection of resources, listed below, on the how and why to homeschool. Investigate your options by reading about the Montessori method, find Waldorf education resources, and read up on the classical approach to education. Or, blend it all and make up your own eclectic homeschool mix. We have the resources to get you started and keep you motivated along the way.
 


Laura R. Says: This book is full of ideas for using your community as your child’s classroom. Take advantage of creative ways to learn in your everyday life in this fun book by Mary Griffith.
Amazon Says: To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is found more...
Amazon Says: To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved. Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you! less...
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