Homeschooling is a very practical matter. In the day-in and day-out of faithful home education, there’s a need for homeschool resources for parents. Whether you are interested in curating the best books for your homeschool library, seeking help on getting started with homeschooling, or something in between, this post is for you!
Read, Read, and Read Some More!
Leigh Bortins, Classical Conversations® founder and Chief Visionary Officer, is steadfast in encouraging parents to keep a “stick in the sand” perspective for what is needed to homeschool.
Her simple and wise counsel reminds us that when we only have the essential resources, we have everything we need. Classical Conversations’ carefully curated curriculum, services, training, and local CC communities form the bedrock of homeschool resources for parents. She also encourages parents to read, read, and read some more. Check out the list of best books for homeschooling parents below!
There’s a Big Wide World of Resources
Textbooks, structured curriculum, and other academic resources are great tools, but the world is full of other assets that support and enhance homeschooling. If you participate in a local CC community, you benefit from the learning and discussion forums and program-specific assets nested in our member site, CC Connected.
And of course, there is a deep well of blog posts and podcasts from which to draw. We regularly update our blog and multiple podcasts with fresh and timely content.
- How to Get the Most Out of CC Connected
- Classical Conversations Blog
- Classical Conversations Podcasts
Plus, the natural world offers a nearly unlimited inventory of resources! The opportunities to observe the sky, animals, plants, and the myriad of mysteries and material realities outside the door are boundless. Nature walks and journaling, field trips to local or state parks, or laying on a blanket in your backyard or on your balcony are simple but effective resources for new homeschooling and veteran parents alike!
Free (or Nearly Free) Homeschool Resources
Who are the experts in your neighborhood, church, or CC community? Veteran homeschoolers are experts, and most are readily available for conversation and sharing of books about homeschooling, what classical homeschooling is, and how to get started with homeschooling — among a vast wealth of other topics!
Do you know a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker? Ask to meet with them to learn their craft, business, the materials and processes they are daily engaged in, and the ins and outs of what they do and know. If you have older students, pursue internships or mentoring relationships.
Another unique free resource from Classical Conversations is Practicum, a summer highlight for many! At Practicum, local homeschool parents gather together to learn about and discuss how to use the classical tools of learning to become better home educators.
Of course, your local library may be a helpful partner in securing texts, eBooks, journals, and audio content for you and your student. We know you will be prudent about screening content from government-funded libraries, as their selections and agendas don’t consistently conform to a biblical worldview. That’s one reason you might find the CC Bookstore so useful. Parent resources are recommended for each program level and are competitively priced. Remember to take advantage of bookstore sales, too! The affordable Classical Christian Education Made Approachable has a lovely list of homeschool resources on pages 59-63. And the Echo in Celebration link below is a free eBook that will encourage, entertain, and support your desire to homeschool your child.
What We Believe
We have a big vision at Classical Conversations. We pursue our mission to know God and to make Him known by curating curriculum, providing services, and training parents to build flourishing homeschool communities. As such, we constantly strive to develop materials and resources that support you! Of course, don’t hesitate to use resources other than what’s been mentioned in this post. We believe God trusts parents with their children, and so should we. So, whatever you put in your search, from how to learn to homeschool to Christian books on homeschooling, we wish you grace and peace as you nurture your child and learn about homeschooling!
Not yet a Classical Conversations member and interested in our community-based approach to homeschooling? We’d love to hear from you! To learn more about us, click here.