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  • A Balanced Approach:

    Homepreschool and Beyond will give parents the knowledge they need to find “balance” for their family. Find out what young children need to know—and how to teach it. Gain the confidence you need to relax and enjoy those precious preschool years—and beyond.

    “Susan Lemons gives you the blueprint…”

    • 26 Chapters
    • Covers all areas of development
    • Covers all areas of curriculum
    • For a ages 2-8
    • Developmentally appropriate
    • Literature based
    • Spiritual and character building emphasis

Important Books by Topic


Important Books, by Topic

(Books followed by a * indicate my all time favorites.)

 Books about making the decision to homeschool:

 The Heart of Home Schooling: Teaching and Living What Really Matters, by Christopher Klicka*

 Homeschooling:  The Right Choice, by Christopher Klicka

 Onto the Yellow School Bus and Through the Gates of Hell, by Dr. Mary Hood

 The Socialization Trap, by Rick Boyer*

 The Harsh Truth About Public Schools, by Bruce Shortt

  Books about parenting/discipline:

 Blessing, The, Gary Smalley and John Trent, Ph.D.

 Bless Your Children Everyday, Dr. Mary Ruth Swope*

 Child Training Tips: What I wish I knew When My Children Were Young, Reb Bradley*

 Creative Correction:  Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, Lisa Welchel*

 Don’t Make Me Count To Three, Ginger Plowman*

 Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook, by Sonja Shafer

 Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes…In You and Your Kids! By Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

   Books about Readiness/Early Learning:

 Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think-and What We Can Do About It, Jane M. Healy, PH.D., Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1990.

 Home Grown Kids, Raymond and Dorothy Moore*

 Miseducation:  Preschoolers At Risk, David Elkind*

 Einstein Never Used Flashcards, Kathy Hirsh-Paskek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

 The Three R’s   by Ruth Beechick*

 Language and Thinking for Young Children, by Ruth Beechick and Jeannie Nelson

 Making the Most of the Preschool Years: 100 Activities to Encourage Independent Play, by Valerie Bendt

  Books about Homeschooling:

 The Three R’s, A Biblical Home Education, and many others by Ruth Beechick*

 The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling, by Robin Sampson*

 Educating the Wholehearted Child, by Clay and Sally Clarkson*

 Homegrown Kids*, The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook, by Raymond and Dorothy Moore

 Homeschooling 101:  The Essential Handbook; Help for the Harried Homeschooler, and others by Mark and Christine Field*

  Art

 Don’t Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child by Bev Bos (Author)

 Kids Create!  Art and Craft Experiences for the Three to Nine Year Old, by Laurie Carlson*

  I Can Make a Rainbow, By Marjorie Frank*

 Preschool Art, Scribble Art, Mudworks and others by MaryAnn F. Kohl

  Finger plays

 Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays (book and CD)*

  Little Hands Fingerplays and Action Songs, by Stetson and Congdon*

  Ring a Ring o’ Roses: Fingerplays for Preschool Children, by Hansen and Stilley.

  Books about books:

 All Through the Ages History Through Literature Guide, Christine Miller

 Before Five In a Row,  Jane Claire Lambert*

 Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature, Elizabeth Wilson*

 Teaching Character Through Literature, Rebecca Berg

 Turning Back the Pages of Time, A Guide to American History Through Literature, Kathy Keller

  Who Should We Then Read, Jan Bloom 

  Spiritual development/character building:

 Creative Correction:  Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, by Lisa Whelchel*

 Don’t Make me Count to Three, by Ginger Plowman*

 Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook, by Sonja Shafer

 Spiritual development, for older Children or adults:

 Lies Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

 The Last Christian Generation, by Josh McDowell (a very important reference book for parents.)

 Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews, By David Noebel

 Watchmen On the Walls:  Praying Character Into Your Child, by Gary Harrell and Anne Arkins

 The Battlefield of the Mind, by Joyce Meyer

 Lord, Heal My Hurts, by Kay Arthur (book and DVD’s—I think this should be required for every Christian! 

 How to Study Your Bible, by Kay Arthur (I love anything by Kay!)

  Books about Play:

 Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, P.H.D., and Roberta Michnichnick Golinkoff, P.H.D

 Games to Play with Toddlers, Jackie Silberg

 The Wiggle and Giggle Busy Book:  365 Fun, Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers, and other books by Trish Kuffner

 Unplugged Play:  No Batteries. No plugs. Pure Fun,  Bobbi Conner

Books for Parents of Babies/Toddlers:

Gymboree’s The Parent’s Guide to Play, by Dr. Wendy S. Masi

Songs and Games for Babies, by Susan Hodges

Wonderplay by Fretta Reitzes

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