There are a zillion books on the market covering a variety of homeschooling styles and if every group I’m in people share their favourites. Of the many choices I’ll share with you the one most recommended and why they’re on my reading list!
Brave Learner:Finding Everyday Magic In Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart
This one is a bit of an instruction manual on how to bring a little magic and whimsy to your homeschool life. It’s a great reminder that homeschool can be what you want it to be. It doesn’t have to just be “school recreated at home”.
How To Raise A Wild Child: The Art & Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson
I’m in the middle of this right now and I like how he discusses the emotional relevance of human in nature with science based facts, tying in his own experience as a child and as a parent.
Home Grown: Adventures In Parenting Off The Beaten Path by Ben Hewitt
Ben Hewitt shares what he’s learned as his family embarked on a journey to reconnect with each other and the land on their farm. This one is more inline with unschooling and can open any homeschooler up to new ideas.
Free To Learn by Peter Gray
Developmental Psychologist Peter Gray, discusses the importance of setting kids up for future success by allowing them to make age-appropriate decisions and learn to control their own lives. It’s a staunch reminder that we’re raising future adults and that children are as capable as we allow them to be.
Balanced & Barefoot by Angela J Hanscom
As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Angela J Hanscom understands the correlation between childhood play and future physical ability and health. Here she teaches guides us though understand the importance and how to ensure our children are getting the most out of their childhoods!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Do you have any favourites that you’d like to recommend. Let me know in the comments!