Whether you’re new to homeschooling your kids or are a seasoned pro, one of the things you’ll probably struggle with year after year is choosing the best homeschool curriculum. There are just so many options! While it might be hard to choose, it’s also great news that there seems to be something for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding the right fit for you and your kids. Here are some things to know about finding the right homeschool curriculum so that everyone is happy and you get the best possible results. 

Why Finding the Right Curriculum Matters

1. Your Child’s Learning Style

The right curriculum can aid your child in the way they learn best. Homeschool curricula should support your child’s learning style, not force them to learn in a specific way that doesn’t suit them. This is one of the many benefits of choosing to homeschool! The freedom of working with your child’s learning style will go a long way in their schooling career. 

2. Your Teaching Style

Your teaching style is important to think about as well. The right curriculum can fit both your child’s learning style and your own teaching style. Finding this will result in the best learning outcomes and homeschooling experience for both of you. This will help you prevent much frustration between you and your child when homeschooling. 

3. Your Child’s Interests

One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can play to your child’s interests in many areas of learning. The right curriculum will spike your child’s interests and keep them engaged with learning. The type of curriculum you choose can make the difference between whether or not your child loves to learn. 

4. Your Budget

Some homeschool curriculum programs are incredibly complex and pricey. The good news is, that there is something for everyone. The right curriculum will not only make a difference with your child’s learning, but also fit within your budget. Some programs offer deals on curriculum so you can have access to the options that are best for you and your child. For instance, you can get discounts on curriculum with SCAIHS membership

5. Your Values

With the vast variety of homeschool curriculum out there, you have the freedom to find resources that align with your family’s values. You likely don’t want your homeschooler learning something from their textbooks that you do not agree with as a family. The right curriculum can support your values and expose your child to only what you are comfortable with them learning when it comes to more sensitive topics. 

How to Find the Right Curriculum

With how many homeschool resources there are, it can be hard to narrow down your options and determine which ones have the best qualities. While it is possible to explore curriculum options on your own, there is no need to. Homeschool associations, such as the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS), offer services to help you find the right curriculum for you and your homeschooler. Be sure to take advantage of this resource to ensure your child has access to the best curriculum for their specific needs.

For resources like curriculum materials, educational counseling, and encouragement to homeschooling parents throughout the state, contact SCAIHS and learn more about membership in our organization and its many benefits.