Simplified Homeschooling is the parents curriculum. It is designed to teach you all of the best practices to help create success. But what about your children? The best part of homeschooling these days is there is no lack of available curriculum. Infact, there is so much available your biggest problem will be figuring out which one to use.
What we do provide are ideas and samples of curriculum for ages K-5th grade to keep them at those levels. Keep in mind, children learn at different levels and at their pace so your the tools that best fit your child. Our hope is to get you started, showing how simple it can be and let you expand as you need and as you feel comfortable.
What's available, and what
should I start with?
Many stress about what to teach and try to start with it first. Curriculum should be the least of your worries. We not only help you set up your homeschooling environment.
When you first start, don't go overboard with curriculum. Start with a good challenging math program, a good language arts and then learning tools that are appropriate for your children's ages. Learning should be more about exploring at first than "rote".
As a Lifetime member you will have access to full curriculum for kindergarten through 5th grade. it is designed to instill a love of learning in your children so they will want to learn. This leads to self guided learning about any subject.
We provide classes on what to expect the first three months for both younger and older children. How to use Theme Boxes and Checklists to simplify the process and keep your children engaged in learning while having fun.
You can use holidays to learn about cultures and traditions. We have developed a 12 Days of Christmas Learning curriculum that is fun, engaging and easily done for you with instructional videos and lots of interaction.
We have also teamed up with New York Times #1 Author, Richard Paul Evans with his Michael Vey, young adult book series. The curriculum is free, all you have to do is buy the books. These have been a favorite of our children.
Natalie Reeve has revolutionized how your teach your children to read in her reading course, Direct Route to Reading. When certain letters are grouped together, they are easier for the child to learn and remember. Each grouping has a theme and as your child learns words, they will use the groups to help them better sound out the words in a more natural way. The program comes with fun interactive videos and children fall in love with the characters. It also includes, instruction books, flashcards, animal routes, animal letters, coloring pages, extension activities & movements, child's workbook, Lyrics and more.