We have been homeschooling for over 4 years since my son turned 8 years old. We started in the public school system and it didn’t work for us. So for the last 4 years, we have successfully homeschooled. In this post, you will find our honest homeschool curriculum reviews of the products we have used in the past or currently use.
These homeschool curriculum reviews are in the following order:
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Homeschool Program Reviews
Overwhelmed by the huge quantity of curriculum available and not sure where to start?
See what homeschool curriculum reviews we have written in the past. These are broken down into subjects so it is easy to navigate.
Math Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Math is our favorite subject. We haven't had time to review
yet, but we used this for grade 5. Beast Academy
Teaching Textbooks is the math curriculum we are currently using for algebra 1. There is a free trial and a free placement test which I highly recommend.
when we first started homeschooling over 4 years ago, we really enjoyed it and found that the adaptive learning was excellent. IXL
is excellent, we have taken other classes (ASL and economics, see below) and LOVE them. Mr D. Math
Do you want online math tuition to help?
Well CTC Math has you covered.
When you subscribe you get access to ALL age groups and subjects.
Smartick uses Artificial Intelligence so it meets your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
So if your child is below or above their expected level, Smartick adjusts to their needs.
Spark Math is a new gamified math program for grades K-4.
History Curriculum Reviews
If you are looking for a homeschool history curriculum, see what we think of the history curriculums we have used.
Early American History from
has quickly become a firm favorite in our homeschool. Beautiful Feet books
Learning through literature is actually something we only discovered about 6 months ago, and I now can’t imagine another way to learn history.
We have tried dry, boring workbooks, and reading textbooks, but Beautiful Feet has re-engaged his love of history.
History Odyssey from
is a fantastic secular history curriculum for grades 4-12. Pandia Press
Sonlight is a Christian literature-based curriculum.
Despite being secular homeschoolers, this is the history curriculum we are currently using.
It is expensive, it is religious, but it is the best.
If you can't see past the religion though,
is a very close second. History Odyssey from Pandia Press
We love playing board games in our family, and
is a definite favorite. Trekking Through History
Carry on reading for our detailed review and how we play it in our homeschool.
Bringing history to life is really important, these history timelines are a great way to do this.
Language Arts Curriculum Reviews
Finding a great language art and writing curriculum, especially for my math-loving son, has been challenging.
See what curriculums we have used and loved.
is a great "game" for elementary-aged children. This should only be used as a supplement, however, we loved it. Night Zookeeper
The kids enjoy learning while feeling like they are gaming, a win-win.
and it is a great writing curriculum, it is teacher-led (there is a teacher's manual, and it is very easy to follow.) Writeshop
This Heron book is a small unit study on how to write essays that have impact.
As a unit study, it is excellent and very helpful. It is not a replacement language arts curriculum though.
If you are looking for an online reading curriculum
is the answer you have been looking for. Lightsail
If you are wanting to teach cursive writing in your homeschool, Getty Dubay is here to help.
With both online and workbooks the kids will be masters in no time.
is a great supplement for lower elementary-aged children. Night Zookeeper
The kids will love "playing" during school time!
Science Curriculum Reviews
Science is my least favorite subject to teach, I hate the mess and the preparation.
These homeschool science curriculums are all excellent in their own way.
, it should only be used as a supplement to a science curriculum, but is an excellent way for the kids to do labs at home (without too much mess, and is all there for you, no prep!!) Mel Science
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Crate is another monthly science subscription that we absolutely love. KiwiCo Eureka
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If you are studying anatomy, you NEED these books from
. Know Yourself
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Real Science Odyssey is the best secular science curriculum. We are currently using
and enjoying it. Biology 2
They have science curriculum for kids in all age groups from elementary to high school.
The only reason we don't use
anymore is that we have watched them ALL! Generation Genius
Really, my son absolutely LOVED them for science.
Unfortunately, we didn't use them for math as my son was too old when they launched.
But I can not recommend these highly enough, you can have a free lesson for both math and science to see if you think it will work for you too.
If you are studying the human body this book from Heron Books is a great small unit study perfect for grades 4-6.
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The stem subscription boxes from Oysterkit are excellent for younger children.
We have reviewed both boxes aimed at children 5-9 years old and we were both very impressed.
Our kids have gone through so much over the last few years. Much more so than we as parents had to deal with, and unfortunately, with what is happening in Ukraine, it is just getting worse.
Starting conversations about topics as hard as these are incredibly difficult for adults never mind for children.
There is no better time than now than to start social-emotional learning.
On my mission to find the perfect social emotional homeschool curriculum, I came across HeyKiddo.
STEM is so important for kids, and yet it is so hard for me to teach. So I don’t! I know my limits as a homeschool mom and this is definitely one of them!
Therefore, finding a digital STEM platform was the only way we could cover it.
We have recently discovered StemWerkz which is a digital stem platform for upper elementary-aged kids. We love it and think you will too.
Mom, I think I want to be a doctor! Hmm, well that came as a shock, as only last week he wanted to be a stockbroker!
On my search for an actual human biology curriculum, I came across Doctor Robins.
Do you remember when you first decided to homeschool? I do, I was so confident that I would have the skills to teach my 8-year-old son everything he would need to know.
It makes me laugh so much now about how naive I was. So how do I teach the subjects I am not interested in, or very good at?
Homeschool science is my nemesis, so I am going to share with you, how it can be done successfully! I have recently come across virtual homeschool science labs, yes online!
, carry on reading to see how we use it. College Prep Science
All in One Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
These homeschool curriculum reviews are for all in one curriculum rather than just one subject.
is aimed at children between the ages 8-13 and has been one of our favorite fun educational apps! In fact, I wish we had found it before he was 11! Adventure Academy
He would have really loved it at 8 years old and I know we would have enjoyed it for years.
I have only recently stumbled upon
when another homeschool mom mentioned that her kindergartner was using it. ABCmouse
Keep reading for our honest ABCmouse review.
Homeschooling online with
is great for kids grades K-8. BrainPOP
With over 1100 topics to search from with graded lessons and interactive videos there is nothing to not like.
Schoolio’s homeschool curriculum for kindergarten has all subject areas integrated together, sorted into themed weeks.
It is broken into three terms, and if required there is an option to buy individual terms either to try it out first or if you pull your child out mid-term.
Rounded Schoolhouse is a new all-in-one homeschool system with core curriculum for grades 3-8 and live group classes for K-8.
Core subjects cover Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies & History, and Social-Emotional Learning.
Education Perfect is an all in one online homeschool curriculum for kids aged 9-18. See why we love it.
Exemplar is a UK online tutoring system for maths and English for all school-aged children.
All work is based on the national curriculum and offers 24 hours of qualified teacher support.
It is like having a personal tutor, just without the huge price!
Coding Curriculum Reviews
Coding is becoming the most important subject to teach! Check out all of the homeschool curriculums we have used,
is an absolutely excellent way to introduce younger students to coding. We have used a number of their products when my son was younger. Play Osmo
We have used many coding classes and programming games (see at the end of the post) but MYTEK LAB offered something more…… They actually taught coding that could be used in the real world.
These online classes are aimed at upper middle school and high school grades.
We thoroughly enjoyed online coding with
Codakid and highly recommend it for upper elementary and middle school-aged students.
is an absolutely excellent way to introduce younger students to coding. Play Osmo
We have used a number of their products when my son was younger, this is the osmo starter kit.
Online lessons and tutoring reviews
We take a lot of online lessons in our homeschool. Check out the ones we have reviewed and loved,
has the best online classes for kids. They literally have everything from social clubs to curriculum help. We both highly recommend them. Outschool
is a must in every home, it is less than $20 for a year and has excellent documentaries the entire family will love, not just your homeschooler. Curiosity Stream
If you are looking for an online tutor in the UK,
is the best of the best. MyTutor
You can have a free 15-minute trial to see if it is a good fit.
Allschool offer online classes for kids of all ages, however, as they are newer than Outschool there are not as many classes.
However, they are cheaper!
Finding the right live online homeschool for high school classes is extremely important.
If your child is college-bound you want to make sure that the high school classes your child are taking are suitable.
Stepmojo could be the answer you are looking for.
Financial Literacy and Economics Curriculum Reviews
Learning financial literacy and economics is very important, check out our favorite resources.
is an award-winning financial curriculum perfect for upper elementary-aged and middle school kids. Moneytime
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Are you struggling to find a homeschool economics curriculum for middle school? Yes, we were too!
That is until we have recently discovered that
now has 2 economics classes! Mr. D Math
We have recently started using the Mr. D Math homeschool economics curriculum for grades 5-8. Freddie is about half of the way through Junior Economics and HE LOVES IT.
We have taken multiple financial literacy courses over the last 2 years, which have all been excellent. So why was I on the hunt for a new financial literacy for teens course?
The other courses were more theoretical, which I wanted, but Beyond Personal Finance talks about what to expect for the next 20 years.
Learning about the US government is super important. Having an understanding of politics is so important, and therefore finding a homeschool government curriculum is crucial.
The Principles and Precepts of Government is the curriculum we are currently using and my son really enjoys it.
Foreign Language Curriculum Reviews
Teaching a foreign language is almost impossible if you don't speak another one, therefore this will always have to be outsourced for us.
My 7th grader has just started taking Japanese as his 4 year high school foreign language credit.
as his main curriculum but carry on reading to see what else he uses to supplement his Japanese homeschool curriculum. Japanese from Zero
I have recently come across a new, and fun, way to learn Spanish in your homeschool from
Watching TV. I mean how cool is that, when I told Freddie he honestly thought there was a catch.
Keep reading for my honest Lingopie review.
Mr D is an excellent homeschool resource, and this
course is no exception. ASL 1 self-paced
Typing Curriculum Reviews
Learning keyboarding skills is almost as important as handwriting these days, check out our favorite resources.
As we hit middle school this year I have been wanting to find a really structured
homeschool typing curriculum.
is absolutely what we were looking for. Typesy
I have been able to touch type for a couple of years now, probably since my years at university. Freddie has always wondered how I do it, and I have until now struggled with how to show him.
Kidztype is the answer.
Read our honest
review to see why it is the best homeschool typing curriculum. Typesy
Music Curriculum Reviews
Adding music to our homeschool was arguably the best thing we did!
Music In Our Homeschool is the best resource we have found, but we haven't had time to review it yet.
We have recently come across the Great Bend Center for Music which has put together some fantastic online music lessons for kids in grades 4-12.
Carry on reading for our review and an exclusive discount code.
Guitar lessons for kids online with Tremolo offer the best online private tuition we have found.
They currently have three exceptional tutors all of which have music degrees from the best universities in the UK.
Moosiko offers online guitar lessons for kids that help them to learn the first part of their favorite song in just 30 minutes.
Other Homeschool Reviews
These other homeschool reviews don't really fall into another category.
Check out our honest review of the
Crate, this is an awesome and creative monthly box for teens and tweens. KiwiCo Doodle
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Check out our honest review of the
Crate, this is an awesome and creative monthly box for teens. KiwiCo Maker
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We have compared the best 5 Kiwico Crates for tweens and teens so you know which is the best for your child.
has only gone and written a book! I don’t hide the fact that we love Mr. D in our homeschool, we have even loved his Mr D ASL class and homeschool economics curriculum. Mr. D Math
So when I saw
by Dennis Dinoia on Amazon I had to grab a copy. Teach
As we are wanting to finish grade 6 early and jump straight into 7th grade, I wanted to do some map testing homeschool with NWEA and Homeschool Boss.
Check out our review of both services.
We have recently been introduced to an amazing company, The Oracy Hub, which teaches young children just this.
Their public speaking classes for kids are fantastic and would be a great addition to any homeschool co-op or community group.
The Homeschool Buyers Club has put together over 20 free trials for us homeschoolers to try during the summer months.
We have recently discovered TruSpark, which is an assessment and curriculum, which helps kids aged between 12 and 16 years old find out what truly motivates them and then gives options for what career will suit them.
Although Twinkl has a very reasonably priced subscription, we actually only use the Twinkl free resources in our homeschool now.
We previously had the subscription when my son was younger. But now we just use it for free.
Last Updated on 20 November 2022 by