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How to choose a homeschooling curriculum



Choose the right curriculum


Once you have made the decision to homeschool your child, getting started can be a struggle. There are so many choices when it comes to curriculum, your head must be spinning. Here are 3 ideas to help you get started choosing.

1. Time4Learning Homeschool Curriculum.
This curriculum is based solely online. It is designed to be highly interactive. The program offers a variety of lessons including science, math, language arts and social studies for students from preschool age up until middle school. This method costs around $20 a month to use.

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2. Sonlight Curriculum.
This is a literature based homeschooling curriculum that avoids traditional textbooks. Sonlight can be used to teach children grades K-12 and is split into “cores” that align with grades in school. History, reading, science, math and language arts are all programs that are offered within this curriculum. This curriculum comes with an instructor’s guide that provides you with everything that you need to teach y our child regardless of your teaching experience or where your child is at in their educational process.

3. Horizons Homeschool Curriculum from Alpha Omega Publications.
This is designed with fast-paced lessons and brightly illustrated and engaging workbooks. This hands-on curriculum is available for preschoolers all the way through twelfth grade. They offer programs in health, math, penmanship, language arts and physical education.

There are many other curriculums to choose from. Check out these helpful sites to see even more options for your homeschoolers.




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