Choose homeschool curriculum reviews that help you decide which home school materials are best for your family.
There are so many options available to buyers today that it can be quite overwhelming when trying to decide between free, online, traditional or unit study options.
We have all heard of the Christian "Big Guys" such as ABeka, Bob Jones, and Alpha Omega as well as secular publishers like Saxon, Scholastic, and Teaching Textbooks.
Also, there are others who are not as well known to prospective buyers eager to spend their dollars. So, how do you sift through all the choices and make a good decision?
Homeschool curriculum reviews are available online, within books, and Amazon searches. After you find a review, what are the most useful aspects to look for in a review?
I created this list of key features to look for as you research the various educational programs for your family.
I remember being stunned when I heard of many home schoolers buying a certain reading program for their kindergartners that was over three hundred dollars for flash cards and worksheets which I was unwilling to do! But to "each his own."
Once we had a situation where the current "hot resource" for teaching Spanish was a program that my children and I absolutely hated because of the content of their reading selections. None of it was relatable to our children's life at all.
Most times you will want a resource/publisher that is a complement to your personal beliefs unless you are planning to refute what is presented.
As you read books and online homeschool curriculum reviews consider these key factors in deciding whether a particular home school resource is the best fit for your family.
Let them serve as a guide for you, but ultimately the choice is yours.