PRAGURE U – KIDS INFO (Some Free TV and books)
WORLD CHRISTIAN RESOURCES – KIDS
" Many Year’s of Experience: Sarah Tucker, Africa, has been home-schooling for many years and assures us with these comments:
“Yes most curriculum is very parent-friendly and ABeka has what you say in bold print! of course some are less so, but finding a fit for your child and family is the key. It also speaks to having a good curriculum with teachers’ keys! I am doing Pre-Algebra for the fourth time and still don’t always get it!
But if I don’t know I say so! If she really can’t get it and I don’t know we look for another way! A friend? A video? Online? If we don’t get one question right… it isn’t the end of the world.”
Moving through Junior and Senior High seamlessly: We used Switched On Schoolhouse through Alpha Omega Publications for middle school. It is all computer based so when we are packing, school books don't take up so much of our luggage allotment. There are books occasionally needed that can be bought or borrowed on a kindle. Once Felecia reached high school age we started using an online accredited school.
Life Training Academy in Lodi California provides home school support; in which they also use Alpha Omega Publications (so
the transition was seamless), compile a full transcript, and give an accredited diploma at the end. This worked for us. I hope this information can help other families. "
Blessings, Katie Barnett Kyrgyzstan
Also, from other home-school mom’s around the globe:
There are often some in-country regulations (some countries forbid homeschooling, some require a specific course curriculum) so be sure you check that out before you start.
The average price per child to homeschool (I read) is between $600-800, however, options would be to use curriculum others are finished with & are sharing and passing on or getting to a used curriculum sale with other homeschoolers or using eBay.
Make sure you develop a routine you can keep.
The other thing I may comment on is that if your kids ask you something you don’t know it is the best! All you say is let’s find out and learn together! The love of learning is how to find the answer is more important than the answer!
These are a few that many of our missionaries agree are the best course schools to use.
www.iew.com/events-classes/online-classes (Institute for Excellence in Writing)
Free or Inexpensive:
www.tka.net/online (The King’s Academy)
What if you’ve not taught before? Here are a few sites with help on that.
Also, meeting with other homeschool parents can help get you started, build your confidence, and be there for questions.
Having a homeschool group that meets weekly or monthly is a great help.