Homeschooling Numbers Are Up

By Candice Chaplin | June 9 2021 | Nonfiction

Homeschooling in the 1980s typically called to mind white, middle class families who opted out of traditional district or private schools to focus on teaching their children through the lens of their religious faith.

In recent years, homeschooling has moved far beyond being the preferred learning method of a handful of American families, increasing in popularity as parents become less satisfied with more traditional choices. The pandemic accelerated that trend as parents looked for innovative alternatives to public or private school virtual programs or wanted to avoid exposure to COVID-19 at in-person schools. (

As the return to schools this fall gets into gear, it’s unknown how many families families will continue the trend. These titles will help. Sample titles listed below. To see the complete list:

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The Brave Learner
Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
A joyful and accessible approach to homeschool that harnesses children's natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they're in elementary or high school
$17.00 US
Feb 05, 2019

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated)
Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning
This revised and updated edition provides the reader with forty percent new material including illustrations, photographs, and an expanded introduction. This is a necessary guide for all parents and teachers of kindergarten-age children, as established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, an educational reform movement based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education, and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning.
$24.00 US
Jul 16, 2013
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated
How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum
A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts
$20.00 US
Jan 21, 2020
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every SubjectAs a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to:·Create maps based on favorite stories, such as Treasure Island or The Wizard of Oz ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk ·And many more!This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true—and generally inexpensive—ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.
$18.00 US
Nov 26, 2002