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Love in a Time of Homeschooling

January is a time when many homeschoolers start to get tired and burned out. Spring can seem so far away and the cold weather can limit park days and field trips. This winter, perk up your homeschool with a visit to any Richland Library location and check out these inspiring reads to reboot your homeschool fun. From memoirs of homeschooling to record keeping tips, we have books to perk up your homeschool journey. Share the love of books and enrich your homeschooling experience by using your Richland County Library card to check out up to 60 items at one time.


Laura R. Says: Crafts and projects related to the seasons of the year
Amazon Says: First published more than twenty years ago, The Children's Year has helped generations of families rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. Children more...
Amazon Says: First published more than twenty years ago, The Children's Year has helped generations of families rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. Children get enormous satisfaction from playing with something they have made, but many parents lack creative self-confidence. This book has everything you need to get started, with more than a hundred projects for parents and children to enjoy making together. Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate ways to make children's clothing, toys, and gifts, using natural materials. Organized by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers, pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars, indoor play spaces, and much more. Small items such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in a short time, while larger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or more. less...
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Laura R. Says: John Holt's books are homeschool classics
Amazon Says: Instead of Education is Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. more...
Amazon Says: Instead of Education is Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. In this breakthrough work Holt lays out the foundation for un-schooling as the vital path to self-directed learning and a creative life. less...
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Laura R. Says: Record keeping ideas to get your high school student organized
Amazon Says: Give Your Homeschooler the Advantage in the High Stakes College Admission Sweepstakes! Parents who consider homeschooling their children through high school are often consumed more...
Amazon Says: Give Your Homeschooler the Advantage in the High Stakes College Admission Sweepstakes! Parents who consider homeschooling their children through high school are often consumed by insecurity - "Are we ruining their college chances?" Well, worry no more! When it comes to college admissions and scholarships, homeschoolers have what the colleges are looking for! "Setting the Records Straight" will provide you the tools and information you need to create homeschool records to perfectly document your amazing homeschool education in a way that will demand attention. You CAN craft high school transcripts and records that gain choice college admission and win BIG scholarships. Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, has helped thousands of parents create outstanding homeschool transcripts and records. Her proven system will teach you how to present your child to colleges in the best possible light. You'll learn: How to build a winning homeschool transcript, regardless of your homeschool methods or style. How to create credible grades and credits, even if you don't give tests How to provide the exact records the colleges are looking for. "Your transcripts and records were the best organized and documented I have seen." - Bryan Jones, Associate Admissions Director at Seattle Pacific University "This is a must-read for those of us planning to homeschool through high school. If you are thinking about high school records, this book will answer all your questions!" - Heidi Strawser, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine "This book was the most VALUABLE tool I've seen on the nuts and bolts of transcripts and course descriptions! You literally answered EVERY question that came to mind." - Lori MacMath, Heart of the Matter Magazine "With humor, understanding, and simple step-by-step instructions, you'll be encouraged and equipped to consolidate your educational experiences with excellence." - Ann Dunagan, Author of The Mission Minded Family less...
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Laura R. Says: History made easy
Amazon Says: This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous h more...
Amazon Says: This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print! What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Black-and-white illustrations less...
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Laura R. Says: Great ideas for homeschooling your teen
Amazon Says: Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice. Now sh more...
Amazon Says: Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice. Now she can help you and your child navigate high school at home and successfully transition to the college and adult years. Inside this incredible resource, you will find: *Tools for developing critical and creative thinking skills *Study-smart strategies for maximized learning *What to do if your child is behind or ahead *How to help your teen discern his gifts and calling *How to prepare your child for high school during grades 6 through 8 Here are all the forms, charts, and resources you will need to teach your child through high school, as well as a guide to taking advantage of new media and the best online learning opportunities. Learn what college admissions officers say they look for in a prospective student and how you can help your teen apply for and receive merit-based scholarships and maximum financial aid. There's also a bonus section on making the most of the college years. less...
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