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1. Homeschooling Almanac, 2002-2003:

1. Homeschooling Almanac, 2002-2003: How to Start, What to Do, Where to Go, Who to Call, Web Sites, Products, Catalogs, Teaching Supplies, Support Groups, Conferences, and More!
by Mary Leppert, Michael Leppert
Paperback: 688 Pages (2001-04)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$10.00
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Asin: 0761528563
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Product Description
Your Complete Homeschooling Resource
Whether you currently homeschool your child or are exploring the idea for the first time, this homeschooling bible is for you. Inside is the most up-to-date and complete information for homeschoolers available—all of the support you need to get started and customize the learning experience to your child's specific needs.
This invaluable reference cuts across religious and secular lines and paves the way for your child to achieve academic excellence. You will discover a world of homeschooling resources, including:
·How to start—where to go and what to do
·How to choose the best homeschooling methods for your child
·Resources for hundreds of educational products, from books and software to videos and games
·Where to find homeschooling support groups, organizations, and conferences
·A state-by-state breakdown of legal requirements
·And much more!
"Here it is all in one place! An easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide for homeschoolers that puts the emphasis just where it ought to be: on the intrinsic joy of learning that is every child's birthright.— Thomas Armstrong, PhD., author Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius and In Their Own WayAmazon.com Review
Make room on the bookshelf for Homeschooling Almanac2000-2001, a truly indispensable resource. Whether you're justgetting started with homeschooling or are an old hand, this almanacwill become the first that you reach for when looking for newinformation. It's divided into three large sections, each with severalclearly labeled chapters."Nuts and Bolts" helps to identify thetypes of learners your children are, gives overviews of teachingstyles, and, in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format, suppliesinformation on the most commonly asked topics in homeschooling. The"Products" section sorts by subject, rather than age or skill level,making it the easiest product hunting we've encountered. Thesuggestions here range from books and software to art supplies andchemistry sets, and cover ages 5 to 18.The state-by-state "ResourceGuide" gives contact information for all kinds of conferences andorganizations, as well as state-specific guidelines for homeschoolcertification. A general area details prepackaged curricula (great forthose just getting started) and many types of homeschooling supportgroups that can help answer questions or provide group-learningsituations for your children. At the tail end of the book are 12 pagespacked with coupons for many of the manufacturers listed in theproduct guide. Use just a couple of them and the book pays foritself! No matter what age your children or your level of teachingexperience, the almanac is an essential addition to your homeschoolinglibrary. --Jill Lightner ... Read more

Customer Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars I would not be without this book!
I have to have this book!It has so much support and advice.It also has information on different state laws on homeschooling.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money...
I was completely disappointed when I purchased this book.Most of the information in it is out dated.The contact information for the homeschooling services was inaccurate.I wasted a lot of time looking up the correct phone numbers and web addresses for many of the companies listed.I think the authors shouldupdate their information or people are going to start thinking that they're just out to make a quick buck.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good resource book
This is a good resource book. As far as helping you individually in your homeschooling it's not a good book. But telling you were to go for help it is great.

5-0 out of 5 stars Legal & Support Sections All Updated & Accurate
I rely on the reviews of others when I buy books. After reading one review listed here, I was concerned that the information would not be reliable.However, upon reviewing the NEW edition, I discovered that the authors have not only updated the legal and support sections, but have updated resource info and even the discount coupons included in the book. As an old-time homeschooler, I can say that this stuff changes in the homeschooling world almost daily, and the authors deserve credit for staying abreast of the latest legal news as well as the constantly changing homeschool support group information. A big round of applause is deserved for keeping the resources up-to-date too -- which also changes with the wind. My favorite parts of the book are the "typcial day" and "curriculum" sections. Everyone who has homeschooled for any length of time knows there is no such thing as a typical day or a typical curriculum.We also know everyone assumes that there is.The Lepperts have provided a glimpse into what a typical day and a typical curriculum might be like.They are careful to let the reader know that one-size-does-not-fit-all.That's exactly what makes homeschooling such a wonderful choice for so many square pegs who don't fit the round holes of traditional schooling.This is a MUST READ for anyone considering homeschooling -- and the coupons are a nice plus as the discounts they offer really do help pay for the cost of the book!

2-0 out of 5 stars Legal and support sections inaccurate and out of date
While this book does have some helpful resources it's summations of the laws and support groups is out of date and incomplete. So let the buyer beware regarding those two issues. Benefit from the information in the rest of this book but most certainly do not rely on it to be an authority of homeschooling laws and support in the state in which you live. Do exactly as the authors indicate--check with local homeschoolers before you begin. You'll be better off finding those laws and groups via the internet than relying on this book.

Hopefully the authors will make corrections in subsequent issues as they have been encouraged to do. ... Read more


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