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Homeschool Kids: A Parent Guide

Homeschool Kids: A Parent Guide

Get resources, grade-by-grade guides, book lists, printables, and tips for homeschooling success.

Homeschool Resources

Find out where to start with a homeschool education. Includes a step-by-step timeline for taking charge.
Check out our parent primers, and get a referesher on the topics your child is studying in school.
Instructor Magazine shared their top apps for teachers of PreK-8th Grade. Download some of these teacher apps at home.
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What you should know about standardized tests before your child sharpens his #2 pencil. Learn to prepare for and interpret results.

Grade-by-Grade Guides

Review general curricula for preschool, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for Kindergarten, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 1st Grade, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 2nd Grade, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 3rd Grade, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 4th Grade, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 5th Grade, what to expect for each subject and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 6th grade, what to expect for each subject, and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 7th grade, what to expect for each subject, and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more
Review general curricula for 8th grade, what to expect for each subject, and activities that can be done at home to support learning in the... more

Essential Parent Tools

Some Science Activities

Help your young scientist at home with these 5 amazing resources for all ages.
Second grade is a year of exciting investigation as your child examines the life cycle.
Find just right activities to increase perspective taking, literacy skills, and emotional development in your 6- to 7-year-old
Easy ways to encourage science learning at home.

Add Math Fun to Homeschool Success

Learn how today's mathematics is preparing your child for tomorrow's opportunities.
Here are some suggestions for creating charts with your child.
Your preschooler is figuring out what things are, why things are, and how things work. Here's what you can do to support this process.
Teachers have lots of creative ways to increase fluency in these two basic computations.
In third grade, multiplying and dividing take center stage.
How math, and its connections to everything, can help kids learn, understand, and think more deeply about the world.
Grab your child's interest with homemade books.

Hands-On Social Studies Activities

Build a village of your own with our social studies activity.
Give your child the greatest gift of all — learning how to help others.
Your 11- to 13-year-old will love going back in time to explore the universe with these activities.
It's never too late for your kids to dive into a great series of books that can take them far away!

Give Kids an Art Education

Encourage your child to connect to the creative arts school has to offer.
Explore culture and harmony with rhythm and tunes.
This treasure box is perfect for precious photos, special letters, found items, and more.
Does your tween think he’s too mature for paint time? Inspire your child with these advanced art activities.

Make Time for Physical Education

For young children, the whole body is an avenue for exploring and growing. Here's how to work more physical activity into your child's... more
Having the freedom to play puts your child on the road to learning success — for life.
Here are some easy ways to make exercise and education part of your child's routine.
Teaching your child how to maintain the right balance of diet, exercise, and relaxation is the key to her well-being — for life.

Don't Forget About

Maintaining religious tolerance has been a challenge since the dawn of time, so what chance do our kids have?
Encourage cooperation and sharing with these activities that tap into teachers' tried-and-true strategies.
Turn a talented reader into a math-lover (or vice versa) with these kid-friendly reframing strategies.
Help your child develop the skills for coping with life’s difficult times.

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