Homeschool Curriculum and Learning Styles
Hi, I’m Wendy, and I LOVE teaching and learning! This is my 19th year of homeschooling. So what that really means is that I’ve been homeschooling my children for 19 years, but I’ve been learning right along with them all those years too. (We all know that we’re actually teaching our children from birth! I’m talking here about more “formal” homeschooling.)
It’s so satisfying to see that light come on in your child’s eyes when he or she finally catches on to something you’ve been working on for days or weeks (or even months!). I know it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. It’s rewarding. It’s thrilling!
But what about those times when your child doesn’t seem to “get it”? Have you ever thought about learning styles and teaching methods? Sometimes a simple change of teaching/learning style or a different curriculum is all that’s needed for your child to finally catch on to something that has seemed too difficult.
When I began homeschooling 19 years ago, there was limited information available to me. Even just 19 years ago, many moms like me didn’t know how to discover our children’s learning styles. We didn’t know how to find curriculum to meet our students’ particular needs. We did the best we could with the limited information we had.
Today it’s just the opposite of that! There’s so much information available that it can be hard to know where to start. It can be difficult to sift through the vast amount of information that’s out there in order to decide what’s really important. How on earth does a homeschooling mom figure out how to teach, what to teach, and what curriculum to use?
Those are great questions! And we at Hip Homeschool Moms want to help you answer them!
If you’re considering homeschooling, are a new homeschooling family, or just want to try something different or create more interest in difficult subjects for next school year, we’ll be sharing information just for you this month. We’ll have articles and information on learning styles, teaching methods, and different kinds of curriculum that will help you as you prepare for your first homeschool year or your next homeschool year.
So we want to hear from you! Do you have questions about learning styles or curriculum? Are there things you’d like to know about these topics, but you don’t know where to start or how to get answers? Please leave your question or comment below! We would love to hear from you, and we want to help you find the answers and information you need.
So glad l found you by “accident”, though I believe that accidents are all a part of God’s purpose. My 14 year old has been very sick this year and wrought with anxiety. We just moved 1000 miles for my husbands move with the government, our second move in 6 months and not having her bearings, its time. I also have a child on the spectrum ( as well as a hubbie). My daughter I am homeschooling is extremely intelligent and musical, as well as creative and artistic. As you have experience with high school at different levels( and teenage girls) I cannot wait to follow your site for advice, support, and humor! Thank you & thanks be to Him for leading me here!
Kat, I agree that there are no “accidents”! I’m so glad to have you follow our site, too! And you might want to also join our private Facebook community. There you can ask questions and get input/advice from moms all over the US and the world. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HipHomeschoolMomsCommunity/ Sometimes it takes a while to get approved because we get so many requests, but I think you’ll enjoy the group and will find great help and support there. And of course do keep coming to our site for more articles and information here too. 🙂
Hi!! Im looking for a curriculum to help my 5/6 yo learn to read. I like ABeka I think but can’t seem to find how to buy a kit from them that is as straight forward as All Abouy Reading. Can you help? We use classical conversations so I don’t need any other subjects. Just a solid step by step reading plan. Thanks!
Hi! You can ask this question (and other homeschool-related questions) in our private Hip Homeschool Moms Facebook Community. 🙂 If you’d like to apply to join there, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HipHomeschoolMomsCommunity/. It may take a little while to get you added since we’re running behind on approving folks.