I remember it clearly.
The summer we made the decision to homeschool Ben, I mean. He was 3 years old and although I had heard of homeschooling, I knew no one who was actually doing it. I did not have a clue as to where to begin, and no one to talk to. There was no one to come alongside and encourage and mentor me. No one to tell me the difference between Charlotte Mason and A Beka, classical homeschooling and unschooling.
I wish I could have known Carole Joy Seid back then. I recently got to know her a bit when Compass Classroom sent over a brand new product for me to take a peek at. Now I want her to be my best friend.
If you are new to homeschooling or in a place of confusion about what to do to make your homeschool a little easier, then grab a cuppa and read on as I share with you an encouraging video series featuring veteran homeschool mom and conference speaker, Carole Joy Seid.
In Homeschool Made Simple, Carole Joy introduces the idea that homeschooling can be easily accomplished with 3 tools — a Bible, library card, and math book. A series of six video workshops steps you through the process of creating a relaxed homeschool filled with living books. Inspired by the teachings of Raymond and Dorothy Moore (Better Late Than Early), the former school teacher comes across as the homeschool mentor we all wish we could have had in those first months of homeschooling. Warm and inviting, each video episode is delivered in an intimate living room setting.
After a brief introduction, the video series includes the following workshops:
1. Children & Reading
2. Choosing Books
3. Building Character in Children
4a. Math, Writing, Science, Art & Music
4b. Bible & A Typical Day
5. Children & Media
6. Teaching History Using Literature
Take a peek at this video trailer. It will give you a feel for the intimate setting in which the workshops are taught. You can also watch 2 entire workshops free to really get a feel for how meaningful this series really is.