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6 Steps to Choosing the Best Homeschool Curriculum for Your Family

Choosing a homeschool curriculum can be a challenging task. Your choice impacts your child’s worldview and love for learning. 


When selecting a curriculum, you have to balance your child's learning style, individual student needs, and your budget. You must also consider choosing a curriculum that aligns with your state's homeschooling requirements.


Here are some steps you can follow to choose a homeschool curriculum:

1. Determine Your State’s Homeschool Laws

Research your state's homeschooling laws and requirements. This will help you understand what to include in your child's education. We also recommend consulting the Home School Legal Defense Association. 

2. Check-in With Your Child 

Chances are, your child’s learning style is unique!


Some children learn best through hands-on activities, while others prefer more structured lessons. To help children flourish at home, Master Books offers curriculum options that will fit varying learning styles. 


For instance, the Let’s Talk Science series for elementary students is known for its hands-on learning activities and educational storyline. However, some families prefer the God’s Design elementary science series, a reading-based approach offering experimentation and easily adapted for teaching multiple ages. 


The Master Books Method of Education integrates unique learning styles into the lessons so the homeschool teacher can customize each child’s education. In the top-ranked Language Lessons for a Living Education series, you will find an instructional blend of stories, copy work, oral narration, and hands-on experience to bring concepts to life.


Our curriculum choices are designed and curated by experienced home educators. View your role as the carpenter of your child’s education. Then, the curriculum becomes a tool to build a custom educational experience for your children.

3. Research the Company 

Thoroughly research the worldview or philosophies the curriculum imparts to the student. Many families choose homeschooling to protect their students from Godless ideologies promoted in public, private, and, in some cases, Christian schools. 


When shopping for a Christian curriculum, research whether the Bible is taught throughout the course or if Scripture is merely tacked onto the lesson. Some materials are marketed as “Christian” but fail to exalt God, His way, and His Word over humanity as their source of truth and authority. 


Ask thoughtful questions about every homeschool resource's biblical foundations. You can preview a PDF of every resource we publish at MasterBooks.com to help you make an informed decision. 


At Master Books, our most important goal is your student’s eternal salvation, the life as a child of God through the saving work of Jesus Christ. Believing this, we publish every subject from a biblical worldview, revealing the Bible as entirely trustworthy and the guide for all of life. Academic excellence and the life application of each topic also guide our decisions about our published books.

4. Determine Your Budget 

Many homeschool curriculum options can be expensive, so choosing one that fits your budget is necessary. Sometimes, you have to consider that your current solution may not fit your family’s learning needs. It’s essential to have the financial freedom to change when necessary.


At Master Books, we create our curriculum solutions to be beautiful, extremely affordable, and flexible. We know you are likely purchasing for several children who vary in age. Our full-color workbooks are some of the most reasonably priced on the market.

 

We also offer digital options for books, workbooks, and teacher guides so you can print from home as needed. This option allows you to use the same resource for multiple children over many years. You can print only what is necessary, saving time and money.

5. Network with Homeschoolers 

Talk to other homeschoolers and learn what has worked to meet their unique needs. We offer expert-staffed online communities for homeschool families using or considering the Master Books curriculum. 


We invite you to the Master Books App and the Moms of Master Books Facebook group to ask other homeschool parents and our well-trained moderators your questions. Inside the app, you will find groups based on grade levels, special needs, home life, and more.


6. Don’t be Afraid to Experiment 

 

A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. That’s why your children aren’t in the public or private schools. Find a curriculum that works for your child and your family. 


Try something different if a particular curriculum isn't working for your child. We call this a homeschool reset. 


Real-World Examples 

 

Learn how homeschool Moms, Anna and Rachel, have managed the need for a reset with their students in these podcast episodes: 


Connect With Master Books for More Resources

We invite you to subscribe to the Master Books podcast and our YouTube channel to learn more about choosing your homeschool curriculum and teaching your family a love for learning. Our company has focused on publishing with eternity in mind since 1975. We would be honored to partner with you to supply the resources you need to feed your family’s faith in God and raise world changers for His glory.

 

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