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Finding the Right Curriculum

At one point or another, all homeschooling families struggle with the question of what curriculum will work best for their child. It can be a struggle to find that right curriculum fit. We believe that choosing a curriculum that will work best for your family starts with an understanding of the 4 main learning styles. Once you have an understanding of what type of learner your student is, picking curriculum becomes much easier.

Visual Learning Style

  • Uses visual objects such as graphs, charts, pictures, and seeing information
  • Can read body language well and has a good perception of aesthetics
  • Able to memorize and recall various information
  • Tends to remember things that are written down
  • Learns better in lectures by watching them

Auditory Learning Style

  • Retains information through hearing and speaking
  • Often prefers to be told how to do things and then summarizes the main points out loud to help with memorization
  • Notices different aspects of speaking
  • Often has talents in music and may concentrate better with soft music playing in the background

Kinesthetic Learning Style

  • Likes to use the hands-on approach to learn new material
  • Is generally good in math and science
  • Would rather demonstrate how to do something than verbally explain it
  • Usually prefers group work more than others

Logical Learning Style

  • Likes to use logic and reasoning to work through problems
  • Generally good at recognizing patters and working with abstract concepts
  • Likes to understand the WHY behind learning a concept
  • Strong ability to understand the bigger picture

What are my curriculum choices?

The Curriculum Choices page has links to numerous stores, sites, lists and other homeschooling resources.

Not ready to build your own curriculum? Online Public Schools might be an option.