How To Prepare For Homeschooling

Determine Your Child's Learning Style


Making The Decision

Find Out Your State's Requirements

Determine Your Child's Learning Style




Research Homeschooling Methods

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Classical Method

The Montessori Method

Religious Method

Traditional / Structured / School-At-Home Approach

Unit Studies / Integrated Studies / Thematic Unit


Online Distant and Community Learning

The Eclectic Method

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Curriculum / Learning Materials

Sample Eclectic Curriculum

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Supplies / Equipment / Furniture

Other Resources

Set Up & Organize

Learning Styles refer to the characteristic ways that learners perceive, interact with and respond to their environment.  Some people lean toward a dominant way of learning, while others learn using a variety of learning styles.  It is important to become familiar with and understand the learning styles of children in educational environments so that teaching methods, assignments, activities and learning materials can be uniquely suited to allow the maximum benefit of learning.  Many learning theories and styles have been identified.  The most well-known or popular one is based on 3 main types of learning styles.  They are, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. 

Click below for explanations of the three types of learning styles:

Learning Style Assessments

A number of tests are available to assist in determining learning styles.  The answers derived from these tests are categorized into groups that identify preferred styles of learning.

Learning Styles tests, the Analytical/Global Thinker Test and the Multiple Intelligences Assessment are offered on the Abiator's Learning Styles Inventory website at:

Learning Styles Online offers the Memletics Learning Style Inventory, including graphical results, at the following website:

:Learning Styles provides a Learning Styles Chart that identifies the characteristics of Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic/Tactile learning styles on the following website:

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