Usborne Books and Homeschooling

By: www.thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling
Published: August 27, 2009
Photos by: Ree Drummond

One Mother Shares Her Experience

I’ve been homeschooling for…gulp…cough, cough…six years. Did I just write that?

And nothing has stood by my side throughout our harrowing
journey like Usborne books.

I don’t know how to explain Usborne books, except to say that
they are colorfully illustrated, very well written, and cover an
enormous range of topics. You can find an Usborne book for any subject you want to teach.

And I ain’t lyin’.

Though they’re designed for kids—probably up through seventh or eighth grade—I’m both embarrassed and proud to say that I learn new things from them all the time.

And that, my friends, is the whole purpose of homeschooling:
so the parents can go back and relearn everything they’ve forgotten. I’m loving this elementary education I’m receiving

This one’s for the little boys in our house:

First Ency of the Human Body
(Take note of the “Internet Linked” on the cover.)

In the “Internet Linked” books, the pages provide a URL where you can go to find links (updated regularly) relating to the topics on that page. It’s a great idea, and has led us on many journeys of discovery across the internet.

Usborne books are always inviting. You want to open them up
and read them. When it comes to homeschooling books, I’ve always considered that a plus.

And the thing about the books is, you can sit and flip through
several pages at a time and skim… Or you can spend several days or a week on one page or spread, depending on how deep you want to go.

Peoples of the World

This is my boys’ current favorite. We read a page every single day. They love reading about other cultures…

Usborne books are wonderful. Whether you’re a homeschooling parent or not, the books will colorfully introduce all sorts of topics to your household. They’re a little addictive, though; once I started collecting them, it was difficult to draw the line.

Usborne books, while available through some online sources, are also by individual representatives, through home parties or trade shows, school and library services and book fairs.

Here’s where you can find their entire line of books: http://www.FindTheDuck.com. Kids love ’em – and moms usually do too. 🙂 Have fun browsing, and let me know if you have questions about specific titles or series. I’m glad to help.

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