Help For New Homeschoolers | Part 4

new homeschoolers

What formats will you use?

Are you getting excited about homeschooling yet? We sure hope so. And we hope this blog series has been helpful, answering some of the questions new homeschool parents find themselves wondering:

What subjects should your children learn? (Part 1) 

Which resources do they need? (Part 2)

Who will lead the lessons? (Part 3)

If you’ve figured out your answers to those questions, congrats! You’re almost ready to begin. There’s just one more set of options to think about.

Product Formats

It used to be that there was only one format for homeschool parents to use: printed materials (like textbooks and teaching aids). Today, you’ve got plenty more to choose from. In fact, we’re continually improving the options you have when it comes to homeschooling. Here’s a list of what’s currently available from Abeka in various formats:

Textbooks – Many middle school and high school textbooks are available both in printed formats and as digital textbooks.

Literature – Books that high schoolers might read in a high school English class (like Julius Caesar or Silas Marner) are available both in printed formats and as digital books.

Teaching Aids – Most teaching aids are colorfully printed on a sturdy paper stock, but some optional teaching aids are available in various digital formats. Some of these are multimedia, incorporating images and audio. Others are audio CDs filled with music, stories, and more.

Videos – If you’ve kept up with this blog series, you already know about the various ways Abeka Academy video lessons can help you teach. (Even with Abeka Academy, you get a choice of formats: DVD or streaming video.) Abeka also offers other DVDs featuring Bible stories led by a master storyteller—perfect for family devotions or story time.

So now you know the options that lie before you. You have decisions to make—decisions about subjects, resources for your children, ways for them to get their lessons, and all the different formats that are available nowadays. The most important thing to remember is this:

You can do it.

You can be a great teacher. Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re a homeschool mom or dad, you are a teacher. You can make sure your kids get a good education. And you can do it all without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

Abeka exists to support teachers like you with blog articles, a sense of community and connection on our social media channels, a free magazine just for homeschoolers (Abekamazing), free downloadables, and other resources. If you have questions about what to order, you can always reach out to us on the contact us page of our website.

So go be awesome! Jump into homeschooling with both feet. And make it amazing!

Comments for Help For New Homeschoolers | Part 4

Tracie Peck:
December 9, 2023

I'm nervous about homeschooling, any tips from other experienced home schoers would be helpful. We have decided to home school to give our child a strong biblical foundation.

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