Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Book Blitz: Homeschooling for the Rest of Us

After working in a homeschool bookstore and teaching workshops to new and experienced home educators, I am familiar with most books on the subject. Sonya Haskins offers grace and encouragement to families previously intimidated by homeschooling perfectionism.

Chapters address common themes including schedules, socialization, and academics and offer a variety of suggestions to meet the needs of a diverse population. Single parents, families with specials needs, families with multiples and creative households will delight in the freedom to design a productive environment that meets their specific needs.

I especially appreciated Haskins focus on living a lifestyle of education. Everything we do with our children enhances their ability to develop academic, social and life skills. Homeschooling for the Rest of Us appeals to all styles of teaching from classical to unschooling, organized to random, storytellers to list makers.

We all want the best for our kids. Learn how to create a vision statement for your school and build a curriculum and structure that is both comfortable and academically sound. Thank you, Sonya Haskins - you give us hope!

This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House publishers. The opinions expressed in this review are my own under no pressure or compensation by the publisher.

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