Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TOS Crew: Apologia The Ultimate Homeschool Guide

For the second year, the crew from The TOS Homeschool Crew have had the
privilege to review products from Apologia. You can read my review from last year by clicking here.

  I received a free copy of The Ultimate Homeschool Guide, by Debra Bell in exchange for my honest opinion.

Now, I had never heard of this book. Several members of the crew had read this book years ago, but this was a brand new book for me! I have been homeschooling my children for 10 years. And have a shelf full of How To Homeschool books, and I have borrowed shelves worth, in addition to that.

I have to tell you , that this book has been an easy read. While I have not completed the entire book, I am well on my way. I have thumbed through the entire book to get a good feel of what is offered.

One thing that I have always said that homeschoolers need, is to surround themselves with quality homeschooling publications. Books and magazines.
I believe, if you do that, when you come up against a struggle, if you have read about different homeschooling methods and philosophies you are able to adapt as needed. Whereas if you do not, you may feel like a failure. Some have given up on homeschooling, when in reality, all they needed was a course correction.

The Ultimate Homeschool Guide had much to offer even me, a homeschooler with some experience under her belt.

Here are some of the areas covered in this helpful book;
   Homeschooling; Is It For You?
   Choosing a Curriculum
   Organization and Planning
   Preventing Burnout
   What to Teach-When and How
   Homeschooling Teens
   Computers in the Homeschool
   Creative Solutions
   Measuring Your Success
As you can see, even the seasoned homeschooler will gain knowledge from The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling. If you are a member of a homeschool group, I would also  recommend that you get this book for your group, to loan out to new and prospective homeschoolers.

Apologia is a company that I know and trust, please visit their website, to see all of the resources they have available.

Please visit the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say about this fine product!

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