Monday, September 1, 2008


I want to add lists of favorite homeschool and/or Christian resources that I have found helpful or just love for my family! Some will be for parents and some will be for kids. Eventually, I'll indicate what age group as well. I have much work to do on this. I'm hoping to add to this regularly.

If you have any great resources to recommend, please let me know. I'll check into them and maybe add them to one of these lists!

Back in December I put together a list of non-Santa Christmas videos. I realized that not many parents are aware of some of these. Some of these videos are not available new anymore. Just check on ebay or .

Here are some lists of resources that I have enjoyed or currently enjoy using to help my children learn either about academics or about faith in God.


Which Way Ben Bunny by Mavis Smith (no longer in print)
about learning left and right as we follow Ben Bunny chasing after whoever "stole" his carrot. Has a
surprise ending!

Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson
cute book about simple subtraction
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
cute book about simple multiplication
The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
includes cd with 37 selections from the greatest composers.
The Geology Book by Dr. John D. Morris
The Ocean Book by Frank Sherwin } from the Wonders of Creation series
The Weather Book by Michael Oard
Kid's Pumpkin Projects by Deanna F. Cook (Planting & Harvesting Fun)
Mudpies to Magnets--Science (experiments) for Young Children (pre-school and up!)
More Mudpies to Magnets by Elizabeth Sherwood, Robert Williams, Robert Rockwell
Creation Geology-Felice Gerwitz & Jill Whitlock
Creation Anatomy-Felice Gerwitz & Jill Whitlock

Germs! Germs! Germs! by Bobbi Katz Fun book from the perspective of the germs!!
Make Way for Tooth Decay by Bobbi Katz
God Made the Ocean by Heno Head, Jr. (LOVE these books. Simple enough to read to 4 yo, but packed with info for 3rd & 4th graders too!)
God's World of Weather by Heno Head, Jr.
God Made Dinosaurs by Heno Head, Jr.
God Made Our Bodies by Heno Head, Jr.
God Made Outer Space by Heno Head, Jr.
God's World of Weather by Heno Head, Jr.
God's World of Animals by Heno Head, Jr.

Bill Nye videos } be cautious of messages that go against God creating the earth and all that is in it (in fact if you go to his website, the first thing you see is a silouette of an ape morphing into a man -- over 7 million years. That being said, many of the videos are still good for science classes!)
The Magic School Bus } be cautious of evolution and ungodly messages. Still many are good.
Popular Mechanics for Kids -- SCIENCE -the boys just started watching these -- entertaining, full of information

About God

Adam Racoon books by Glen Keane
I have loved reading these books to my boys as they teach about the relationship between
Adam (symbolizing us) and King Aren (Jesus)

Homeschool/Faith Training Books for Parents
The Relaxed Home School by Mary Hood have to buy used; not in print
The Joyful Home Schooler by Mary Hood
The Enthusiastic Home Schooler by Mary Hood
School Proof by Mary Pride have to buy used; not in print
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
This book is a great resource for planning your school year from pre-K to 12th grade!
What Your 4th Grader Needs to Know {edited} by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (not Christian)
(or whatever grade up to 6th) note: I do not use all things in this book. I take what I need as a Christian
Faith Training by Joe White (start with your toddlers!) have to buy used; not in print

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