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Are you considering homeschooling?
You've come to the right place!

The LDSHE website is loaded with both practical and inspirational support to help you begin your homeschool journey.

The LDSHE Audio Library: Your Source for LDS Homeschool Support

LDSHE has been holding annual conferences since 2004, and has an enormous library of recordings from Beginner’s Seminars plus other classes perfect for new homeschoolers. We encourage you to attend the upcoming LDSHE conferences in Virginia or Utah as the best way to start on your path.

In the meantime, here are some free recordings for you to enjoy, and many more are available on our Audio Library when you become an LDSHE member.

Homeschool Parent Reading List

A learning lifestyle is an essential ingredient in a homeschool, and it starts with parents! Here are some sources to help you learn how  to create a  great homeschool family culture.

  • How Children Learn, by John Holt
  • The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook, by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore
  • Free to Learn, by Dr. Peter Gray
  • Teaching Children Joy, by Linda and Richard Eyre
  • Happy Homeschooling, Best Homeschool Secrets, and Homeschooling Questions and Answers by Diane Hopkins found on lovetolearn.net
  • Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie
  • You Don’t Have To Be An Expert: Why Homeschooling Works by Jennifer Georgia
  • For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School, by Susan Schaeffer MacAulay
  • Our Modern Family Podcasts  with Jodi Chaffee
  • “The Lost Tools of Learning,” by Dorothy Sayers
  • Classical Education and the Homeschool,  by Jones, Wilson, and Callihan
  • The Well-Trained Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer
  • A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion, by Oliver and Rachel DeMille and Diann Jeppson
  • The Original Homeschooling Series, by Charlotte Mason
  • The Core, The Question, and The Conversation, by Leigh Bortins
  • Climbing Parnassus, by Tracy Lee Simmons
  • A Mathematician’s Lament, by Paul Lockhart
  • You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, by Ruth Beechick
  • How to Read a Book, by Adler and Van Doren
  • The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, by Susan Wise Bauer (teaches how to study the great books)
  • The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease
  • Beginners’ Seminar Resource List
  • The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto
  • Left Back: A Century of Battles over School Reform, by Diane Ravitch
  • You Don’t Have To Be An Expert: Why Homeschooling Works by Jennifer Georgia

 

  • Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld
  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise, Happier, Calmer, More Secure Kids, by Kim John Payne
  • How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Teach Your Children Well, by Madeline Levine, Ph.D.