05-31-2013, 02:04 AM #1
Homeschool Product Wish List
What sorts of supplemental products do you wish were available for your homeschool? I'm not talking about curriculum but rather supplemental items that you can't seem to find and/or don't want to make yourself. Certain topics for flash cards? Compilation of "homeschool helps" like forms, teaching aids, writing prompts, check lists, etc.? I am wanting to create a line of homeschool products, and I'm trying to decide where the needs are in what appears to be a fairly full market already. So what products do you want? What would you be willing to pay for?Zookeeper to Boo, 12, and Wild Man, 10, three cats, a bunny, and a frog.
05-31-2013, 02:15 AM #2
A truly secular history book for children that covered more than Euro history. I'm still waiting for someone to write and illustrate a really good one.Carolyn
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05-31-2013, 02:18 AM #3Zookeeper to Boo, 12, and Wild Man, 10, three cats, a bunny, and a frog.
05-31-2013, 07:51 AM #4
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All of the things you list are all readily available, and many times for no charge at all. The one thing I would pay for is a bound and printed planner that was completely blank, just the forms already made. Such a planner would include sections for:
*Monthly progress notes
*Folders inside for sample storage
With no cutesy illustrations, no quotes, no scribbly fonts. Just straight-forward record keeping.Michelle
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05-31-2013, 08:53 AM #5
Yeah, I feel like all the supplemental stuff is out there already. There are curricula that don't exist though - I especially think there's a lot of room in the science market, but there are needs in geography, history, and so forth as well.
ETA: There are specific supplemental books I wish existed - in particular, I'm always encountering famous historical figures who don't have a children's biography about them who I really think should. Also, about certain science topics that seem like they need another book or two. But I don't think that's what you mean either.Disclaimer: Everything I'm saying is just my own opinion, based on my own experiences teaching and with my own kids and my own life. You should just ignore me if I'm annoying you. I don't mind.
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05-31-2013, 03:33 PM #6
05-31-2013, 04:23 PM #7
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Cards (maybe half a 3x5") to go on a timeline. If you put the year on the back and the event on the front, it could also work as flash cards/practice putting them in chronological order. You could make different sets by course (Earth history, ancient history, US history, etc.--maybe color code?). Include a few blanks for people to add their own if they want.
Otherwise, there are so many free printables and cheap workbooks and flash cards that you may have trouble competing with what's already out there.Mama of one DS, kindergartner;
05-31-2013, 05:06 PM #8
05-31-2013, 06:04 PM #9valerieanneGuest
Are you an artist? How about an "Approaching the Arts" curriculum interwoven with art history? Music/dance/drama/visual arts are a tough one for those of us who have no talent or interest in the subject areas. I'm thinking a broad introduction, nothing too in-depth. There are plenty of resources for little concertos, ballerinas, etc who have already found their inner artiste. Think BEGINNER.
05-31-2013, 07:47 PM #10
Unfortunately, I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler and somebody else's hands. LOL..Zookeeper to Boo, 12, and Wild Man, 10, three cats, a bunny, and a frog.