I love the Internet for homeschooling. When we first began in 1998, the web was quite small. There were a few homeschool websites that I used to frequent (and one I still do!) but really there wasn’t much out there for moms who were just beginning to homeschool. It almost took a degree in web coding in order to create a website, so the number of plugged in moms was pretty small. These days though, you can find literally thousands of resources with the click of a mouse. Today I am sharing with you ten of my favorite sites, as part of the 10-in-10 theme we’re doing over at iHomeschoolNetwork.com.
I couldn’t just list them all without giving some explanation though, so I broke them into categories. My brain works better that way.
1. The Homeschool Village has many writers with one purpose: To support and encourage mothers who teach their children at home. I wrote for the HSV for five months, and love the community there.
Charlotte Mason and Special Needs
2. Jimmie’s Collage is a fantastic resource for getting started using the Charlotte Mason method, as well as chock full of help for notebooking.
3. Aut-2-B-Home is a mom who teaches her 20 year old autistic daughter using a combination of Charlotte Mason’s methods and ABA therapies. Her site is fascinating to me, how she integrates them and how well it works with her daughter.
4. Harmony Art Mom is my new mentor, although she probably doesn’t have any idea that
I stalk her constantly read her blog almost daily.
Planning & Printables
5. DonnaYoung.org is one of the oldest homeschool websites online, and one of the very first sites I ever found. She has free printables for everything from Apologia and Wordly Wise lesson plans to grocery lists, handwriting sheets, and lesson planners. I still frequent her site!
6. Notebooking Pages is my go-to for all things notebooking… even though my boys both struggle and have pretty major writing/language delays. I love her pages and do try to integrate them as we’re able– but guess what?!?! Debra has created a new way of notebooking–on the computer– and it’s launching TODAY! Join her tonight for the launch of her new, web-based notebooking program called The Notebooking Publisher! This wonderful web app is going to make notebooking not only possible for my special needs sons, but do-able! (I am SO excited about this!) Be sure to check out the Facebook party tonight from 8-9pm Eastern time! There will be prizes and freebies too!
7. The Classic Housewife even though her kids are younger than mine, I love seeing how home education unfolds in Amber’s family. She comes up with ideas I wish I was creative enough to do!
8. Sunflower Schoolhouse has such a great combination of daily living, daily homeschooling, and a smattering of special needs topics that help keep me encouraged through our daily schooling too.
9. Sprittibee is another one of those “old” homeschool sites that I’ve read forever (sorry Heather, I don’t mean you’re old! ) She tells it like it is, the good and the hard stuff, with lots of amazing photos smattered throughout.
10. Daze of Adventure is another site I try to read regularly, because Jenn always has great ideas that I wish I could try. She has chickens. And she taught me how to clip our chickens’ wings.
This post is part of the iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 link up.