10 Best Homeschool Programs & Homeschool Curriculum Ideas
Whether you’re considering homeschooling or already homeschool your children, parents are constantly looking for the best homeschool programs & curriculum ideas for their children.
So, Brigette, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team shares her top 10 homeschool curriculum options that have worked for her family.
When my family started homeschooling, there were already many k-12 homeschool programs out there, but since we began our homeschool journey, that number has likely tripled.
Starting a journey like this can be overwhelming in many different ways. You will begin to question your every move (and so will onlookers who are watching you).
Knowing that you have a solid, well-rounded, and liked curriculum will take so much of the pressure and self-doubt off of your shoulders. So, here are 10 of the best homeschool programs & curriculum options to start with:
10 Best Homeschool Programs & Curriculum Ideas
Whats is the Best Homeschool Program?
I debated if I would let our curriculum choice be known, but I love it so much I had to just tell you! This was our third curriculum choice and it had been perfect for us. It is definitely a beneficial, but easy homeschooling program.
Most of the work is online but there are options to print a lot of it out. This is a free homeschool curriculum and is fits grades Prek through Highschool.
I am able to keep track easily with their daily tracker and layout.
This is another favorite in our house! This program is designed for toddlers- 3rd grade readiness.
While this one is not free, it is very reasonable and has a lot of “life learning”. Kids can take care of pets, clean rooms and even dress their avatars in the online homeschool program. ABCMouse has a learning path for each level to ensure they are learning age appropriate lessons.
Students can even head to their classroom to pick their own interests!
This was our first curriculum and since we started using it, it has undergone some major improvements! MobyMax is great for elementary middle school students.
MobyMAx was designed to fill gaps in subjects and to help students learn at a faster pace, so you can even use it if you are not a homeschool family. With this program, you are in charge if picking subjects, time frames and how often it should be completed.
While they do track progress in subjects, you will need to keep a daily log of subjects to make sure your child is working on all the appropriate lessons.
This program is for Pre K HS. Time 4 learning is also a mostly free online homeschool, but does offer printable lessons as well.
With this program, you can change grade levels on individual subjects to fit your child’s needs. They even keep track of your child’s work for your HS portfolio.
This is a Christian homeschool curriculum that can be done in 3 ways.
Abeka offers “School in a box”, online homeschool programs and video lessons. With Abeka, you really can’t customize each subject for your kids. If they are ahead or behind on a specific subject, you may need to use a different resource for supplemental materials.
This is also a Christian based curriculum set. Sonlight is for those wanting to only use book and can be used for Prek- 12th grade. They even include college prep lessons as well. Sonlight is a little more customizable than Abeka as you can purchase individual subjects. If you are not sure which lesson to purchase, they even have a shop by level so you can ensure you are selecting age appropriate material.
Starfall was a program we used when Thai was in kindergarten. We used the free version to help with her reading and it was wonderful! Starfall also has a membership program which opens up more learning activities. Starfall is designed for Prek-2nd grade and is 100% online with the option to create printables to supplement.
This is a one stop shop for a Christian homeschool curriculum.
They offer options for book learning, online learning and student or teacher led learning. You can select which style works best for you and your family.
This is a public school at home option, which is one of the best online homeschool programs in our opinion.
Even though you will be at home, K12 offers teacher led classroom lessons, projects and check ins with you! K12 is designed for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. K12 offers private school education or public education and they provide you with most of your materials needed for learning.
#10 Create Your Own Curriculum
This homeschool program may or may not work with your family. All of the planning, teaching, reading and record keeping is your responsibility.
While it may take more time organizing lessons and projects, you will be able to fully customize your child’s homeschool curriculum. This will ensure your child in interested and you know what and where their strengths and weaknesses are.
If you have a child with specific learning styles, this is a homeschool option you should consider.
All of these top homeschool curriculum ideas have been used for years by many families.
Each program fits for different families, so consider trying multiple approaches before settling on one.
When picking a curriculum, keep in mind that it’s not about the most expensive, the most elaborate or the one with the most books. The best curriculum is one your child loves to work on, keeps them interested and pushes them to do more! We hope this post has helped you get ready to start your homeschooling journey!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC