Homeschool Resource List

Homeschool Resource List


American Handicrafts
PO Box 791 Fort Worth, TX 76101

Curiousity Kits
PO Box 811 Cockeysville, MD 21030

National Gallery of Art, Publications Dept. 6th and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20565 (301) 322-5900

Free catalog offering prints at LOW prices…$.40 for postcard size and $1.25 for 8 1/2 x 11’s.

Sax Arts & Crafts
PO Box 51710 New Berlin, WI 53151

Blue Mountain Book Peddler
15301 Grey Fox Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Free 32 page catalog

Bob Books
Box 633 West Linn, OR 97068
(503) 657-1883

Beginning readers., Endorsed by Ruth Beechick

Brook Farm Books
PO Box 246 Bridgewater, ME 04735

Owned by the author of The Home School Source Book. The catalog is aalso a chatty and informative resource book good for seasoned and novice homeschoolers alike.

Builder Books
P.O. Box 5291 Lynwood, WA 98046

Free catalog

Chinaberry Book Service
2830 Via Orange Way Suite B Spring Valley, CA 92078-1521

*Children’s Books
P.O. Box 19340 Denver, CO 80219

5625 W. 2nd Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226

Dover Publications, Inc.
31 East 2nd St. Minneola, NY 11501

Books, coloring books, etc. Excellent

Great Christian Books
P.O. Box 8000 Elkton, MD 21922-8000

Heinemann Educational Books
361 Hanover St. Portsmouth, NH 03801-3959 (603) 431-7894

Books for public school teachers

Riverside Schoolhouse
HCR34 Box 181-A Bemidji, MN 56601

Full line USBORNE books

Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc.
PO Box 3745 Jefferson City, MO 65102

Inexpensive books,teacher aids

Cheerful Cherub
Box 262302 – H San Diego, CA 92196

Catholic homeschooling magazine & catalog. Sample issue -$2.00

Become Holy
The Johnson Family 18252 Little Fuller Rd. Twain Harte, CA 95383 A family run (actually youth run) traditional Catholic magazine,

with their editor-in-chief’ being all of 11 yrs old! They also have Catholic books and both Catholic and other family oriented videos available to borrow by mail. The magazine is $10.00 a yr (12 issues).

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
1000 Brown St. Unit 101 Wauconda, IL 60084 (708) 526-4344

Audio Forum
96 Broad St. Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-9794

Friendly Foriegn Language Learning
29481 Manzanita Dr. Campo, CA 91906

Teach Me Tapes
10500 Bren rd East Minneapolis, MN 55343 (800) 456-4656

E. 1610 Spencer Lake Rd. Shelton, WA 98584

The Learnables.

Ampersand Press
PO Box 1205 Point Reyes, CA 94956
(415) 663-9163

Animal Town Game Co.
PO Box 485 Healdsburg, CA 95448

Aristoplay, Ltd.
P.O. Box 7529 Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(313) 995-4353 or 1-800-634-7738

Chatham Hill Games
PO Box 253 Chatham, NY 12037

Family Pastimes Games
RR #4 Perth, Ontario Canada K7H 3C6 (613) 267-4819

HANDWRITING Continuing Education Press
Portland State University P.O. Box 1384 Portland, OR 97207 (503) 725-4891 or (800) 547-8887 ext.4891

Write Now by Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty – A complete self-teaching program for better handwriting. Italic handwriting includes basic, cursive and calligraphy. Cost $12.95 plus $4.00 S&H

Palmer Method Handwriting
Macmillian Customer Service 866 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10022

Writing Strands
National Writing Institute
7946 Wright Rd. Niles, MI 49120

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
PO Box 16764 Columbus, OH 43216

Bluestocking Press PO 1014 – Dept. 5 Placerville, CA 95667-1014 60 page American History catalog

Greenleaf Press
1570 Old LaGuardo Road Lebanon, TN 37087. (615) 449-1617

Catalog lays out a history Scope and Sequence and has ample resources, it appears, to help you do it successfully.

Hands On History
201 Constance Drive New Lenox, IL 60457

Hands-on kits, books, studies

Mantle Ministries
140 Grand Oak Drive San Antonio, TX 78232 (512) 490-BEAR

A Christian view of history from Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler. He offers audio tapes for $16 for a set of 4 (+ $4 if you want a workbook) and video tapes for $10 -$25. The $10 videos are about 20 minutes long.

Women’s History Catalog
7738 Bell Rd. Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 838-6000


Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
P.O. Box 172 Stanton, NJ 08885 Newsletter

Cheerful Cherub
Box 262302-H San Diego, CA 92196 Catholic catalog & magazine

Cricket Magazine
Box 51145 Boulder, CO 80323-1145 $29.97/yr. each. Cricket – for readers 2nd grade & up Ladybug – for beginning readers

God’s World Publications
P.O. Box 2330 Asheville, NC 28802 Weekly children’s newspapers, Christian

Imagination Times
1811 Tartan Court Charlotte, NC 28212 A new publication: read aloud & story suggestions, fingerplays,

flannelboards, recordings, games & craft instructions.

KidsArt (magazine and catalog)
P.O. Box 274 Mt Shasta, CA 96067
(916) 926-5076

The catalog is filled with reasonably priced art/craft books and projects. The magazine is available for $10 a year (4 issues). Most projects can be made with whatever is on hand at home.

Kids Discover Magazine
P.O. Box 54205 Boulder, CO 80322-4205 Focuses on one topic per month; great for unit studies.

National Wildlife Federation
1400 Sixteenth St.N.W.
Washington, DC 20077-9964
1-800-432-6564 Your Big Backyard – ages 3-5 – $12/yr Ranger Rick – ages 6-up

To Kids-For Kids-By Kids Newsletter
Sherri Raynor
11119 Pucket Place Midlothian, VA 23112 $4/yr, 9 issues. For children 6-18 yrs

Under the Apple Tree
Apple Tree Press
P.O. Box 8 Woodinville, WA 98072 $18/yr. Lots of interesting crafts, projects, studies with

hands-on approach

Weekly Reader
P.O. Box 8037
Delran, NJ 08075

Ask for “Skills Book” catalog. Weekly Reader-grade level weekly newspapers. Approx. $6.00/yr. May ask for your school name.

P.O. Box 85384
San Diego, CA 92186-9708

CHARLOTTE MASONCHILD LIGHT Charlotte Mason Research & Supply
P.O. Box 172 Stanton, NJ

Books & newsletter

Activity Resources Company
PO Box 4875 Hayward, CA 94540
(415) 782-1300

Math manipulatives. The catalog is free.

Alpha Plus
PO Box 185 Chewsville, MD 21721 (301) 733-1456

Cuisenaire Company of America
PO Box 5026 White Plains, NY 10602-5026 1-800-237-3142

Hands-on Equations
Boreson & Associates
PO Box 2238 Allentown, PA 18106

Key Curriculum Press
PO Box 2304 Berkeley, CA 94702

Materials for Math Maniacs
Institute for Math Mania
PO Box 910, Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 223-5871

The focus on manipulatives and books that inspire children [and adults] to have fun while learning math.” A hands-on approach is emphasized. Puzzles, titles like “How to Encourage Girls in Math & Science,” pentominoes, polyhedra dice, with “thinking problems” spread throughout the catalog.

Math Products Plus
P.O. Box 64 San Carlos, CA 94070
(415) 593-2839

All kinds of math products-math T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, carry-alls, pencils, buttons, mugs, games, posters, calendars, and — watch out, here it comes — BOOKS

Open Court Publishing
P.O. Box 599 Peru, IL 61354-0599
(815) 223-2520

Specify math (text) catalog

Saxon Publishers Inc.
1320 W. Lindsey St. #100 Norman, OK 73069-4310 (405) 329-7071

Sound math program/grades 4-up

Wonderful Ideas
PO Box 64691 Burlington, VT 05406

A math newsletter filled with activities, puzzles, games, worksheets for elementary & middle grades; 8 issues during the school year.

MISCELLANEOUS A+ Discount Distributors and Educational Warehouse 1-800-443-7900

Activities for Learning
Dept. BK 21161 York Rd. Hutchinson, MN 55350

Audio Memory Publishing
1433 E. 9th St. Long Beach, CA 90813

Learning tapes, etc.

Christian Teaching Materials
P.O. Box 639 Glenpool, OK 74033-0639

Core Knowledge Foundation
2012-B Morton Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22901 1-800-238-3233

“What Your * Should Know” books, a scope & sequence ($15.00) and related materials.

Creative Teaching Materials
P.O. Box 7766 Fresno, California, 93747 1-800-767-4282

Hands-on activities and games most of which the company itself produces.

Design-A-Study 408 Victoria Avenue Wilmington, DE 19804 Carries The Natural Speller; some unit study books, etc.

Eagle’s Nest 1539 Oakwood Dr. Escalon, CA 95320 Educational supplies; free catalog

EDC PublishingUsborne Books
P.O. Box 470663 Tulsa,OK 74147

Will send catalog; coupons

Educators Publishing Service
75 Moulton St. Cambridge, MA 02138-1104 1-800-225-5750

The Elijah Company
P.O. Box 12483 Knoxville, TN 37912-0483 (615) 691-1310

Variety of homeschool curriculum and materials

ESP Publishers, Inc.
7163 123rd Circle North Largo, FL 34643 1-800-643-0280

Farm Country General Store
Rt. 1 Box 63 Metamora, IL 61548 1-800-551-FARM

Fearon Teacher Aids
Box 280 Carthage, IL 62321

Secular teaching materials; write for catalog

Geode Educational Options
P.O. Box 106 West Chester, PA 19381 (215) 692-0413

Materials for teaching & parenting

Good Apple Publications
PO Box 299 Carthage, IL 62321-0299

Home Education Center
487 Myatt Dr. Madison, TN 37115
(615) 860-4060 (rotary phones)

GOOD SELECTION. Takes credit cards. Usually VERY fast!

The Home School
3131 Smokey Point Drive Arlington, WA 98223

Huge inventory;no descriptions

Home School Supply House
PO Box 170
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

The Home School Shopper
P.O. Box 11041 Spring Hill, FL 34610
(813) 856-5160 1P-9P EST

Free catalog sent upon request. Money back guarantee.

Lifetime Books and Gifts
3900 Chalet Suzanne Drive Lake Wales, FL 33853 (813) 676-6311

NAM Enterprises
PO Box 67 Peru, IL Keene, TN

Rainbow Re-Source Center
P.O. Box 491 Kewanee, IL 61443
(309) 937-3385

New and used curriculum, excellent prices.

Shekinah Curriculum Cellar
967 Junipero Drive Costa Mesa,CA 92626

Catalog $1.00 Nice people, EXCELLENT return policy

Sycamore Tree Educational Service
2179 Meyer Pl. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (714) 650-4466

Tellurian Travellers
4412 Cover Rd. Phoenix, OR 97535

E. 1610 Spencer Lake Rd. Shelton, WA 98584

Miscellaneous supplies; Fun stuff!! Excellent prices.

Weekly Reader
P.O. Box 8037 Delran, NJ 08075

Ask for “Skills Book” catalog

World Book Educational Products
101 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Free: “Typical Course of Study”

Zephyr Press
P.O. Box 13448-W Tucson, AZ 85732-3448 (602) 322-5090

Units (gr 1-up). Geared to gifted…but probably useful for anyone!

MONTESSORI Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori
PO Box 1162 Arcata. CA 95521
(707) 826-1557

Basic Montessori – Learning Activities For Under-Fives St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 0 312 01864

Gettman is full of philosophy, procedures, presentations, materials to make, and is just generally DANDY.

Montessori at Home by Heidi Spietz
(ISBN 0-929487-37-0).

It gives several ideas of make-it-yourself Montessori tools for use at home with children of “preschool” age.

A Gentle Wind
Box 3103 Albany, NY 12203
(518) 436-0391

Caedmon Recordings
1995 Broadway New York, NY 10023

Children’s Book and Music Center
PO Box 1130 Santa Monica, CA 90406
(213) 829-0215 or 1-800-443-1856

Davidson’s Music
6727 Metcalf Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 (800) 782-7664

Greathall Productions
PO Box 813
Benecia, CA 94510

Harps of Lorien
610 North Star Rt. Questa, NM 87556

Homespun Tapes
Box 694 Woodstock, NY 12498

John Holt’s Book & Music Store
2269 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 864-3100

Books, etc for homeschoolers. Send SASE for catalog. Advocates of the unschooling approach.

Mind’s Eye
PO Box 6727 San Francisco, CA 94101

Music for Little People
PO Box 1460 Redway, Ca 95560

Career Publishing Inc.
905 Allanson Road Mundelein, IL 60060

“Listen and Learn w/Phonics” cassette tape set

Publishers Choice
Box 4171 Dept. HM40-PL Huntington Station, NY 11746

“Phonics Made Easy” video $20

St. Ursula Academy
339 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206 (513) 961-4877 or (513) 961-3410

Source for A Sound Track To Reading, and Professor Phonics. Two phonics-oriented reading programs – Sound Track is for older kids and adults, quote “deliberately adult in its approach….quickly moves to words and sentences…babyish vocabulary is eliminated from the start.”

Professor Phonics – recommended by Marva Collins, the Chicago teacher who started her own private school for “inner city” kids.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST The Adventist Home Educator
Judy Shewmake, Editor
P.O. Box 836
Camino, CA 95709

It’s $10/yr or whatever you can afford. You can get a FREE sample copy by writing to the editor. There is also an AHE Handbook, a resource manual, which is very valuable for beginning home schoolers. Material is definitely from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective, but is available to anyone who is interested.

Ampersand Press
PO Box 1205 Point Reyes, CA 94956
(415) 663-9163

Anatomical Chart Co.
8221 Kimball Avenue Skokie, IL 60076 1-800-621-7500

Backyard Scientist
Box 16966 Irvine, CA 92713
(714) 551-2392

Edmund Scientific Co.
101 East Glouchester Pike Barrington, NJ 08007 (609) 547-3488

Hands-on Science
12642 E. Calle Tatita Tucson, AZ 85749 (602) 749-1263

Hands-on Science kits for ABeka. Only upper elementary at present, but plan on expanding.

601 Linden Place Evanston, IL 60202

Learning Things Inc.
PO Box 436 Arlington, MA 02174
(617) 646-0093

Scientific Wizardry Educational Products 9925 Fairview Ave. Boise, ID 83704
(208) 377-8575

Math & Science/ad in Home Education Magazine

TOPS Learning Systems
10970 S. Mulino Rd. Canby, OR 97013 (503) 263-2040

World of Science
Delta Hands-on Science Catalog
PO Box 950 Hudson, NH 03051

Wonder Science – American Chemical Society 1155 16th St. NW Washington DC 20036

Published Oct. – May. Science magazine that focuses on one topic per month. Great for unit studies. Comes with experiments you can do at home.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST The Adventist Home Educator
P.O. Box 836, Camino, CA 95709

Free sample issue of a SDA newsletter containing a children’s pen pal listings for your childen, Subscriber Directory and a Handbook which lists every imaginable resource, including SDA home schooling services and curriculum sources.

SPECIAL NEEDS Free Spirit Publishing

Ask for catalog. Carries books about, and for gifted children, also learning disabled

CRICITAL THINKING SKILLS|LOGIC Critical Thinking Press PO Box 448 Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Books and software

P.O. Box B Sebastopol, Ca 95473-0601

Family toys, gifts, educational materials

ZOOBOOKS – 1-800-992-5034
P.O. Box 85384 San Diego, CA 92186-9708

Science magazine that details one animal per issue.

NAM Enterprises – 800-262-1069
P.O. Box 67 Keene, TX 76059

Some Curriculum, Educational supplies, neat educational stuff

*Family Fun Magazine – 1-800-289-4849
P.O. Box 10161
Des Moines, IA 50340-0161

God’s World Publications
P.O. Box 2330 Asheville, NC 28802

Weekly kid newspapers, books

The New Careers Center – 303-447-1087
P.O. Box 339 Boulder, CO 80306

Write for The Whole Work Catalog

Pencil Playground

Zema – Yes, I have heard of Pencil Playground and I’m presently using it. My 9yo who used to cry when I had a writing asignment for her now asks if she can work on Pencil Playground. I think the part she enjoys the best is that Mom can’t correct anything. This program is strictly the childs. It is written so they can work independently and it takes them through a step by step process of writing. There are 9 units each on a different topic. She has them answering questions, writing words then turning them into sentences. The Unit on fall, she had them go outside and experience what it is like to play in the leaves before answering questions. They write the sentences, cut them apart, put them in the order they would like them, has them read it out loud, and that’s the rough draft. The final copy is done in several different ways. They can write it neatly on paper, type it out, dictate into a tape recorder, or even dictate it to Mom or Dad and have them write it out. I talked to Jeannie Mulligan, the author of the curriculum, the other day and told her how excited Stevie was with Pencil Playground and she was also very excited. She told me that if Stevie sent her a copy of her story she would write her a letter. She is really interested in children enjoying writing. It says it’s for elementary grades but she’s used it successfully with high schoolers. She’s also coming out with another curriculum to teach outlining and note taking. If you would like more information her address is: Estella Graphics RR 3 Box 369 Montrose, PA 18801

Phone (717) 278-4504
Fax (717) 278-4230

Tell her Dar Sikorski sent you.

Hope this helps.

Dar in PA

PS I just re-read my note and realized I left out a part in the rough draft. After they read the story out loud then they glue in onto construction paper and that’s the rough draft. I also wanted to let you know that this is the only place where she feels you shouldn’t correct spelling etc. in their writing. In this course she says that these stories are their own and to correct or change anything makes it

PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 10/30/92 11:54 AM

yours and not theirs but it teaching English or Social Studies etc. the need to correct is there so they can learn to write correctly. I hope I explained her theory properly. If youcontact her I’m sure she can do a much better job of it. I think I’m done. Bye. PRODIGY(R) interactive personal service 10/30/92 11:55


Eastman Kodak has a series of science & math lesson plans using a camera. They
are aimed at grades 4-8. You can get a copy by writing a letter to E. Kodak,
Your Markets, Consumer Imaging Division, PO Box 92894, Rochester, NY 14650-

Modern Talking Picture service at 1-800-243-6877 has a video catalog. Some are
FREE rentals. You fill out a request form (found in the catalog) and send it
back to them. They will send you the videos (some come with stickers, posters,
etc.), you watch the video and then send it back to them-postage paid. They
<RETURN>, <S>croll, <Q>uit ?
appear to be consumer & travel type videos- Charlie Brown teaching how to
floss, the growing of Washington apples, touring Amish country.

P.O. Box 1425, Melrose, FL 32666-9988 Now, if Randy will let me subscribe!

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