Books about homeschooling and homeschoolers can be found in the Library catalog or by browsing these Dewey numbers on the shelves in General Non-Fiction:
371.042- Homeschooling – Books found here include: The Everything Homeschooling Book by Sherri Linsenbach and The Well Adjusted Child: the social benefits of homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole, and many others.
649 – Parenting – Books found here include: Reading Magic: why reading aloud to our children will change their lives forever by Mem Fox and Brilliant Brain Games for Kids to Enjoy: more than 300 brain-boosting activities for toddlers to five year olds, as well as many, many other topics!
Listed below are resources that our librarians have utilized themselves for their own children or patrons have recommended to us for STEAM learning at home.
Creation Crate delivers hands-on projects that prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow. Each project line combines fun hands-on STEM projects with educational online courses to create real world experiences. Recommended for ages 7+, Creation Crate resources utilize Arduino language (C/C++).
KiwiCo develops engaging hands-on STEAM projects and activities to spark curiosity and creativity aimed to inspire a lifetime of learning. With crate lines for literally every age (they market 0-104!), you can hand-select just one crate or sign up for a monthly subscription.
Highlights Magazines for Kids
Highlights now offers 4 lines of magazines for children: Hello (ages 0-2, indestructible), High Five (ages 2-6), High Five Bilingual (Spanish and English), and Highlights (Ages 6-12).
Ranger Rick Magazines for Kids
The National Wildlife Federation now has 6 Ranger Rick magazines available for different ages to learn about animals. There is Ranger Rick Cub (Ages 0-4, indestructible), Ranger Rick Jr. (Ages 4-7), Ranger Rick (Ages 7+), Zootles (Ages 4-7), ZooDinos (Ages 5+), and Zoobooks (Ages 7+).