You want to “Do It Yourself” when it comes to providing a unique education for your children — bend education to fit your child. But when you’re in the trenches it can be hard to find time to pull together the resources you need. We have been there, done that! Oftentimes “flying by the seat of our pants” when we left a standard published curriculum, and yet always being dissatisfied following the book instead of the child!
At DIY Homeschooler we have the time and a heart for providing encouragement and resources to those homeschool handy-moms paving their own way. Here you’ll find resources and solutions to help you “do-it-yourself” when it comes to tutoring your children.
To make it easier, we look at the wide array of things we would like our children to learn, and we divide them into skill subjects and content subjects.
Reading is the foundation for every other area of learning as well as the development of other skills such as thinking, researching, and writing.
Think of writing as the vehicle for all of the various aspects of what we call “Language Arts.”
- 16 Prewriting Activities
- 8 Writing Activities for the Younger Student
- 14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student
- Grammar Workshop
- Language Arts
- Language Arts the Natural Way
Research, math, knowing how to learn — these are foundational skills in today’s world!
- 10 Ways to Use Notebooking
- Bloom’s & Critical Thinking
- Life Skills
- Thinking Skills
As reading, writing, and thinking skills are well on their way to being developed, they can be applied to any area of knowledge — what we call “content subjects” such as art, history, and science prior to the math skills coming along.
- Free Book Studies
- Grab a Unit!
- Holiday Helps
- Things to Do: Learning Ideas for Each Month
How-to guides and other helps for tutors.
- Get Started
- Step-by-Step Guide to Homeschooling
- Recommended Reading
- Beechick Basics
- Helps for New Homeschoolers
- How-To Helps
- Learning Lifestyle
- Learning Styles
- Personalized Education
- Still on the Fence?
- Summer School for Mom
Sometimes you just need to know someone understands. We’ve been there.
We love learning, and our adult children continue to be lifelong learners. We believe that students need the time and space to learn things on their own — to own them. If you are just getting started check out our Get Started page for more on natural learning methods, ways to simplify, and tutor helps.
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