Dos and Don’ts of Buying Homeschool Curriculum

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In this episode, Meredith and Felice share their secrets to buying homeschool curriculum. Both homeschooled their five children (each) from K-12 and have now graduated their children. You will be blessed by this helpful episode.

Homeschool Curriculum isn’t perfect but you can have a successful homeschool journey with some of these insider secrets from Meredith Curtis and Felice Gerwitz. Both Meredith and Felice had five children that they homeschooled K-12. (We have some experience!)

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Do’s and Don’ts



Do pray before you buy homeschool curriculum! Don’t buy homeschool curriculum without praying
Do evaluate your year, what went well, what didn’t – if something works, why? Don’t buy just because someone says it is great. It may not be great for your family.
Do use samples from the curriculum providers. Brand new homeschooler? Start simple, used ready-made homeschool curriculum, add fun activities or extracurricular.
Do make sure your homeschool curriculum is Christ-focused and has a Christian worldview. Character & Bible is important. Is your homeschool curriculum focused on your world view?
Do enjoy yourself when you study and use a curriculum that fits your worldview. Review before buying homeschool curriculum. Time to think — do your kids have time to explore their likes? Do they have a new hobby they enjoy? Allow your children time to develop new interests.


Additional Show Notes for Buying Homeschool Curriculum


– Welcome back to another episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms, the podcast where we delve into the world of homeschooling and provide valuable insights and tips for homeschooling parents.
– In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing one of the most critical aspects of homeschooling: Curriculum. Join us as we explore the different types of homeschool curriculum available, how to choose the right one for your family, and valuable resources to enhance your homeschooling journey.

Understanding Homeschool Curriculum
– The hosts kick off the episode by explaining what homeschool curriculum is and why it’s crucial for homeschooling families.
– They highlight the benefits of using pre-packaged curriculum packages versus creating a custom curriculum based on individual needs and preferences.

Types of Homeschool Curriculum
– The episode explores the various types of homeschool curriculum available, such as traditional textbooks, online courses, unit studies, Charlotte Mason method, unschooling, and more.
– Each type is explained in detail, including its strengths and weaknesses, to help parents make an informed decision.

Factors to Consider When Buying Homeschool Curriculum

Factors to Consider When Choosing Curriculum
– The hosts delve into the essential factors parents should consider when selecting a homeschool curriculum for their children.
– Topics covered include learning styles, grade levels, subject interests, budget considerations, and flexibility.

Top Homeschool Curriculum Picks
– In this segment, the hosts share some of their top homeschool curriculum recommendations across different subjects and age groups.
– They discuss popular choices and their personal experiences using these curricula, helping listeners get a better idea of what might work for their families.

Supplementing and Customizing Curriculum
– Understanding that no curriculum is perfect for every child, the episode discusses the importance of supplementing and customizing curriculum to meet individual needs.
– The hosts provide creative ways to enhance learning experiences and cater to each child’s unique learning style.

Online Resources and Communities
– To wrap up the episode, the hosts share valuable online resources and communities that can aid homeschooling parents in their curriculum selection and implementation process.
– They discuss forums, websites, and social media groups where parents can seek advice, find support, and exchange ideas with other homeschoolers.