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Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

The Homeschooling Handbook
From Preschool to High School, a Parent’s Guide
by Mary Griffith
If you're looking for practical, commonsense advice about homeschooling, if you're looking for answers to the really touch questions from someone with real insights to the movement, if you're looking for sensible commentary backed up by experience and savvy, Mary Griffith's The Homeschooling Handbook is just what you're looking for. -- Helen Hegener, Home Education Magazine
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Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook:
Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice

by Cafi Cohen
The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation.
Kindle Edition
The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.
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    Washington Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters

    Statewide Associations and Support Groups

    Christian Heritage Network - Serving the needs of Christian homeschoolers in Washington State.

    For more information, visit Christian Heritage Network.

    Families Inspiring Leaders Academy - F.I.L.A. Facebook Page - This is our great group of homeschoolers! Please feel free to post and share, ask questions, make suggestions, etc. I would love for you to use this forum as thoroughly as possible. Thanks!!

    For more information, visit Families Inspiring Leaders Academy - F.I.L.A. Facebook Page.

    Homeschool Activities for Fun and Learning (homeschoolactivities) - Homeschool Activities for Fun and Learning is an email loop for organizing gatherings of school aged children for social and educational opportunities. Use this forum to network with other homeschoolers and set up activities. We have no religious, philosophical or educational orientation.

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Activities for Fun and Learning.

    Northwest Homeschoolers (NWHomeschoolers) - For all those in the Pacific Northwest, that homeschool. A place to share ideas, tips and info. on how to make homeschooling here easier and to make the most of our precious time.

    Instead of driving all over Washington looking for that ONE perfect homeschool item or place, we can ask around first and hopefully save some time and money.

    To Subscribe, visit Northwest Homeschoolers.

    Northwest Radical Unschoolers Facebook Page - Share your life, your struggles, your joys from Northern California to Northern BC. From Victoria, to Portland, from Eugene to Olympia. Let's share events, playdates, travels and more!!!

    For more information, visit Northwest Radical Unschoolers Facebook Page.

    Special Homeschoolers of WA (SpecialHSofWA) - For families living in Washington state who are homeschooling special needs children, or are considering it. We try to keep our focus on true independent homeschooling under Washington's Home-Based Instruction law. We invite parents to join us in sharing resources and just networking with each other. Once you join, you'll be able to access a reading list, resources and useful internet links in the files section.

    There is no cost or membership fee to belong to this e-mail discussion group. When requesting to join us, you will be prompted to give a short statement about why you want to join. If that is left blank, your membership will not be approved.

    Our list is not open to solicitation or promotion of businesses, products or services. If you have something to offer that could be construed as promotional in nature, please e-mail the list owner privately for permission. Joining our list to harvest e-mail addresses for spamming purposes will NOT be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove members who violate these policies.

    This is a large group, and the volume of messages can be high at times. If that bothers you, edit your message delivery options to let you read messages on the website, instead of them coming to your inbox.

    Please join us on FACEBOOK, too! Search for SpecialHSofWA (just like that, no spaces) for our "fan" page, and use this link for our private discussion group page: SpecialHSofWA Facebook page (you will need to request to join and wait for approval by administrator).

    To Subscribe, visit Special Homeschoolers of WA/.

    WA-HS-Leaders - WA-HS-Leaders is a list for those involved in homeschool leadership throughout the state of Washington. The homeschool leaders represented here should be providing support primarily for families homeschooling under WA's Home-Based Instruction Law: RCW 28A.225.010.

    The primary purpose of the list is to provide a venue for increased communication between HS leaders regarding issues surrounding homeschooling and actions taken on behalf of homeschoolers.

    To Subscribe, visit WA-HS-Leaders.

    WA Pagan Homeschoolers (WAPaganHS) - This is a support group for Pagans homeschooling their children (PreK - 12) in the state of Washington. Pagan or Pagan-friendly individuals are welcome to join. If discussion of Paganism and related subject matter bothers you, or you are interested in trying to convert others to Christianity or some other religion, this group would not be a good fit for you. Let's chat, talk about curriculum, family-life, Paganism and plan some get-togethers. Also, sharing about local classes, Pagan and/or secular support groups and other activities of interest to homeschoolers is welcome.

    Special note: When you apply for membership, you'll receive a new member survey that must be filled out and returned before your membership will be approved. This is to weed out spammers and anti-Pagan fundies. If you apply and for some reason do not receive the survey, email the group owner and let us know. You might need to add our group's name to your address book to prevent your email program from treating it like spam.

    To Subscribe, visit WA Pagan Homeschoolers.

    The Washington Home Education Network (WHEN) - Since the early to mid 1990s the Washington Home Education Network (WHEN)has been for those interested in homeschooling in Washington state, particularly legislative news and discussion.

    WHEN welcomes Home-based Instruction as well as Parent Partnered or other public school families. There is a wealth of resources families can share and benefit from as well as legislation and policies related to both choices. WHEN supports the laws which distinguishes between these programs and Home-based Instruction(homeschooling). This list is for sharing resources and networking with like (or unlike) families. We watch and DISCUSS legislative actions and/or policies of our state government, school boards and local municipalities as they relate to families who educate their children under the above laws. Please take the time to know which law your family is operating under.

    Discussion is encouraged on WHEN and you may read things you disagree with. Civility and passion for a cause are not mutually exclusive.

    To Subscribe, visit The Washington Home Education Network.

    Washington Homeschool Organization - The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) is a statewide, non-profit membership organization. Its mission is to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and non discriminating in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities.

    For more information, visit Washington Homeschool Organization.

    Washington Homeschool Support Forum Facebook Page - If you homeschool in Washington...please join us! We require only that you are a homeschooler in WA and that you respect the opinions and efforts of those who participate in the discussions. There is more than one way to homeschool! Thanks!

    For more information, visit Washington Homeschool Support Forum Facebook Page.

    Washington Natural Learning Association (WNLA) - WNLA promotes networking and political awareness for home-educators through out Washington. Questions, political discussion, and all issues relevant to the home-education from a natural learning perspective are main topics of this list. Washington Natural Learning Association has a mission to build a stronger home-education community for Natural Learners. We work to create better networking amongst home-educators by providing avenues of communication. WNLA works to ensure our right to home-educate our children without cumbersome regulation into the future. We strive to protect our home-education law with lobbying efforts. WNLA reaches out into the greater public to create a positive image of home-education. WNLA will work toward a better law that will help secure home-education rights in the future. We acknowledge that our fundamental right to home-educate our children is essential to everyone's future.

    To subscribe, visit Washington Natural Learning Association.

    Washington Secular Home Schoolers (wash) - This is a list for Washington State secular homeschoolers. That is, it's for all parents who have taken their children's education into their own hands regardless of methods or style....whether you are Secular, Freethinkers, Unitarian Universalist, Agnostic, Pagan, Buddhist, Atheist, Nontheists, Wiccan, Unschooling, Liberal, Eclectic, Natural Learning, Classical, nonreligious, Ethical Humanist, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, Well-Trained Mind, Muslim, Jewish - all who do it for NON-religious reasons are welcome to join in here.

    Nothing is off topic here if it relates to life. Highly controversial topics will be monitored and moderated if necessary though.

    This is a place for folks to connect with others of like mind. All religions or nonreligious are welcome here but proselytizing, name-calling, or degrading another member for their beliefs, methods, or styles will be grounds for banning.

    When you request to join, we send you an email questionnaire that you must respond to before your membership will be approved. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folder (especially if you use Gmail); if not there, wait 2 hours and check it again before writing the wash-owner email address for a re-send. If after 14 days no reply questionnaire is received at the wash-owner email address, your request to join will either be automatically denied by Yahoo Groups or we will deny your request manually.

    To Subscribe, visit Washington Secular Home Schoolers.

    Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators (WALDSFE) - Welcome to Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators (WALDSFE) online support group. We are a group of LDS (or like minded) homeschoolers in the wonderful state of Washington!

    We invite all who live in Washington or her neighbors to join us for support, sharing of ideas and learning as we all take this journey together.

    We look forward to many happy memories together along the homeschooling trail. And remember, you don't have to feel alone when there are folks as nice as us around!

    To Subscribe, visit Washington State Latter-day Saint Family Educators.

    Washington State Relaxed Homeschoolers (WASTRHomeschoolers) - Come discuss home and unschooling with us. We discuss the ins and outs, the joys, the heartaches, the doubts, the triumphs, the fun and the frenzy of educating your own children.

    There is a continuum of homeschooling from sitting down and doing school at a set time everyday to just doing what your child wants and never making any schedule, from using all textbooks and workbooks to never letting a single one in your house or near your child. The point of unschooling is following your child's lead and responding to your child's needs. That is what this group is designed to discuss. You don't have to be an unschooler to be here. You just have to be open about and friendly towards unschooling.

    Heated debates are good (many of us enjoy them). Liberal and open discussion is good. All I ask is that we all respect each other's opinions and our right to have them. Intention is not always clear in email. If you are unsure of a person's meaning; ask them, either on the list or privately. If you have a problem with a post, you have a few options: 1) take it up with the person (onlist or off); 2) take it up with the moderator (offlist please) or 3) use your delete key (that's my favorite, smile).

    Feel free to suggest get togethers, meetups, play dates, field trips. Thank you for visiting and welcome!

    To Subscribe, visit Washington State Relaxed Homeschoolers.

    WashingtonTWTM - For Home Schooling Families in Washington State who are using The Well Trained Mind.

    To Subscribe, visit WashingtonTWTM.

    Western Region Unschoolers (WesternRegionUnschoolers) - The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.

    To Subscribe, visit Western Region Unschoolers.

    WHO for Homeschooling (WHOforHomeschooling) - The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) is the state organization for homeschoolers, families operating under the Home-Based Instruction Law. Our mission is to serve the diverse interests of homeschoolers in Washington State. WHO is nonpartisan, nonsectarian and non discriminating in its views of homeschooling and participation in its activities. Our purpose is to disseminate information about homeschooling to those interested, and network homeschooling families with people and resources. In addition we play an advocacy role for homeschoolers with the state legislature and the public school system. For more information about our organization visit our web site, Washington Homeschool Organization.

    The purpose of this list is to inform and alert. We will keep members abreast of developments, both in the legislature and in the public school system, that affect homeschooling in this state. The email addresses on this list are private; only list moderators may view list membership.

    To Subscribe, visit WHO for Homeschooling.

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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
Kindle Edition

Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time
by Diane Flynn Keith
Carschooling is all about turning travel time into learning time. Created especially for kids ages 4 to 7, inside there's something fun for everyone with games, group activities, suggested resources and audiobooks, journaling ideas, and more.
Kindle Edition

Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
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Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed..
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The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
Kindle Edition

Homeschooling: The Teen Years

Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
Kindle Edition

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
Kindle Edition

101 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).

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