I believe in learning alongside my children as I teach them at home. There are so many resources out there to utilize with my children and I do not have to rely 100% on my own knowledge (thankfully), but I do want to feel confident in my teaching abilities, especially as I teach the foundational subjects.
I feel that language arts are one of the more important academic subjects, so I like to continue my education in this area. While I have used a curriculum in the past that taught me as I taught my children, it is not always practical to spend the higher amount on a program for my students just because it has that added benefit of training the teacher.
Enter this list of books and resources a parent can use for continuing education in the language arts! These are books I have either read or plan to read to help me teach my children (and improve my own writing, spelling, reading, and speaking!).
You don’t need to use every.single.one. but even just a few will be a huge help in teaching your children language arts. Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Reading, Studying Literature, and Writing… choose what you need help teaching and go!
Language Arts Resource List For Homeschool Moms
I know that academics are not everything. And I actually do not believe in a strict and (extremely) rigorous homeschool schedule as much as I used to.
I want my kids to love learning and to think of it as part of our lifestyle. That is why I am teaching myself first – or alongside my children – so that I can then incorporate it gently into our homeschool routine (or rhythm).
For that purpose, I also included some Charlotte Mason books, since I do benefit from her wisdom and that of her “followers” who have written books based on her writings. I have learned to relax over the years and appreciate aspects of all types of teaching and learning styles!