Welcome to the premier site for homeschool reviews!
Since 1984, Cathy Duffy has has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschool community. Her latest book is 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. While her book includes extensive reviews of the top products on the market, this site also features abbreviated reviews of Cathy's Top Picks as well as more than a thousand other reviews of other homeschool products. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political, and spiritual topics.
While we stretch beyond homeschooling, our primary goal always remains the same:
To help families successfully educate their own children!
Note: Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed. They do provide free review copies or online access to programs for review purposes. We also participate in affiliate programs with some publishers and distributors from which we receive affiliate income.
102 Top Picks is available in print and ebook editions!
Want to know the 102 best products in the homeschool market?
Cathy Duffy's book, 102 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum, makes the job of selecting the right curriculum easy! It includes extensive reviews of each of her Top Picks.
102 Top Picks is a must-have for new home educators.
"One of my first purchases was the Top 100 book—best purchase I even made on this new endeavor!" (Andrea, FL)
"Cathy Duffy's 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum is right a the top of my list of favorite books for new homeschoolers." (Gena, www.homeschoolpassion.com)
"...I would buy it for myself or a friend without blinking. This is an invaluable tool, especially if you are just starting out. Even as I say that, I have been homeschooling for ten years and I am still getting excited about using Cathy's forms and reading through each section more carefully." (Amy, www.bowofbronze.com)
One of the best sources for homeschool curriculum is the Homeschool Buyers Co-op, founded and operated by homeschoolers. The Co-op uses its purchasing power to get its members super low prices for homeschool curriculum, including many of my Top Picks. Co-op membership is FREE and qualifies you for lots of benefits, including free SmartPoints that can be used to purchase curriculum. Ordinarily, you get 100 SmartPoints when you join, but enter CATHY in the Referral Code space on their sign up form, and I'll get a small bounty in support of my website, and you'll get 500 FREE SmartPoints, which are enough to purchase a number of products in their SmartPoints Vendor Hall.
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Get a QUICK START in homeschooling with Terri Johnson's Homeschooling ABC's. Terri has put together fabulous step-by-step lessons to get you up and running immediately. Homeschooling ABC's come to you as weekly lessons—PDF files that you read on your computer. Each lesson is linked to free sample curricula, articles, templates for things such as copywork pages, planning/scheduling pages, and valuable websites.The freebie links and attachments will more than offset the cost of Terri's course!
More importantly, Terri offers very practical guidance so that you don't get overwhelmed trying to get too many things accomplished at once. Her first lesson on what to do for the first few weeks while you sort out everything else is fantastic.
In my opinion this course is so valuable that it gets space on my home page! You can try a lesson--Math Can Be Fun!--for free to see for yourself!
Links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I really believe are valuable to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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