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Updated by Bespoke Homeschool on Apr 13, 2020
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Homeschooling Blogs and Books

Some recommended books and blogs to read and follow. A combination of how-to and philosophy support. Add your favorites!

Whole Family Learning

One of the blogs I have always followed... passionate advocate for self directed learning.

Simple Homeschool - Never let your schooling interrupt your education.

An awesome website that offers support and advice on homeschooling and philosophies, as well as aggregating useful articles. Jamie Martin is also the author of "Give Your Child the World", a fantastic anthology of global children's books for all ages.

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Stud...

A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act-both as parents and as members of society-to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling

Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will be of interest to all parents, whether home schooling or not, as well as to teachers.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

The first book I bought... a "how-to homeschool" book for those who need a roadmap. Start with this, then create your own bespoke plan.

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

This is the BEST anthology of globally-minded books for children of all ages. It's worth 10X what it is sold for. Run, don't walk and add this to your collection.

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

I've been waiting for this one! Just arrived and it looks wonderful.