Canada Homeschool Laws: British Columbia

I’ve often heard it said that if you want to homeschool in Canada, BC is the place to do it. Here in British Columbia, we have a government that seems quite supportive of home education. There are many options available to families here. You can be a registered homeschooler, an enrolled homeschooler, or you can […]

Which British Columbia Distance Learning Program Should I Choose?

If you live in beautiful British Columbia, you’ll see that there are a good number of Distance Learning options to choose from. The choice can easily feel overwhelming, especially if you are new to homeschooling, and even if you’re not so new. It can be hard to even know where to begin. I certainly cannot give […]

Selling or Donating Used Homeschool Books

Do you have a stack of homeschool books that you’ve been wondering where to donate or sell? I have a couple of options for you.

A Word From Grandma…..

You’re going to what???? “Homeschool my kids ….” said my daughter. My heart dropped.  I had been with her when my eldest granddaughter started school.  We took her to kindergarten together and I was the proud grandma sitting in the audience to watch her sing with her class later that year.  Then again she was only […]

Which DL Program Should I Choose?

If you live in beautiful British Columbia, you’ll see on the BC page at http://homeschoolcanada.ca/british-columbia/bc-school-listings/  that there are a good number of Distance Learning options to choose from. The choice can easily feel overwhelming, especially if you are new to homeschooling, and even if you’re not so new. It can be hard to even know where to begin. I […]

Marty Layne

Canadian Author Marty Layne wrote a book over 12 years ago that is the voice of a homeschool mom to other homeschool parents. It’s called Learning At Home: A Mother’s Guide To Homeschooling. One reviewer commented the following when asked about this book: “It was a nice, easy read. I felt she had good insight on homeschooling and […]

curriculum guides

Provincial Curriculum Guides

Some families like to know what their public schooled peers are learning and to keep on the same sort of track or to plan our their lessons for the year. If you are wondering what the curriculum guide is for your province – or even another provice! – check the links below.  

Benefits of Homeschooling

On our Facebook page this week, a woman who is considering homeschooling her son asked this question: “Just wondering what benefits people have found to home schooling??” I’m sure that the answers for this question would be wide and varied, intensely personal and dependent on the situation. This is one of the questions that homeschooling […]

CurrClick

  Although not directly Canadian, CurrClick has a VERY large collection of  Canadian Resources. This website is completely packed with curriculum expanding tools – including lapbooks, novel studies, online classes & clubs, unit studies, eBooks, notebooking, software and more. [Affiliate links used in this post.] Doing a search for “Canada” yielded me 276 results – which […]

Quest A+

Many provinces require standardized testing for their students several times during their school years – usually around the Grade 3, 6 and 9 levels. Often, homeschooling families are relieved to avoid these tests because they tend to put a lot of stress on their children and focus on success and testing instead of on interest […]

Research & Statistics

Home Education in Canada Research

Have you wondered about the long term effects on homeschooling on your children? I know I have! What if you could have a glimpse into the lives of some families as they grow up and how they end up 15 years later? The Canadian Centre for Home Education has put together an amazing report that […]

Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day

This is NOT a Canadian resource, but it’s too valuable not to share! Homeschool Freebie of the Day provides 1 free downloadable goodie every weekday. These resources range from 1900s’ boys’ handybooks and sewing lessons, to homeschooling time management ebooks to audio book readings to cookbooks to sample chapters of popular curriculums to ….. If […]