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I have been slowly (for years) building a really great, high quality library in our home. Homeschooling has made me think more about the quality of books we choose to purchase. A few years back, a friend of mine had an Usborne Books party that I attended. I was so impressed with so very many of the books that I wished I could just have ALL of them!! Well, I decided to do the monthly book subscription that they offer. It worked out perfectly for me! My consultant delivered my book selections to my home monthly and we slowly built our library. Today’s post is to share with you how we use Usborne Books for homeschooling.
Some of my favorite Usborne books for homeschooling are the awesome encyclopedias that they sell. What I love about these books are the amazing full-color pictures, and the wealth of information that is included in each one. They are topical so each book focuses on one subject. We have the science, geography and history ones. We also have the Children’s Encyclopedia and the Living World one. We use these books A LOT!
The geography one is our-go-to reference for all things related to the world. I have had my son doing country reports, and use this book as a reference. It is a really great resource. The Science one is currently being used daily as part of his science curriculum. He is doing the Noeo Chemistry curriculum this year and it a part of that. The world history one is another one we like to pull out regularly to reference different things we are studying in our history. It helps expand what we are learning. These encyclopedias are all internet linked, too. This means that they have a list of related links to use to help your studies. I can hardly say enough good about these awesome encyclopedias!
Some of our other favorite Usborne books are their Art books. I love using them as a starting point for artist studies and project ideas. We have used them many times. I also love their Famous Paintings Art cards (not pictured). These are a great way to feature different artists with their paintings.
I also adore their science books. We have some really fun science experiment books as well as some of the see in side books that are so cool to look through. These are great resources to use to make learning more hands-on and interactive in your home.
This week we used the book 50 Science Things to Make & Do and followed the instructions on extracting Onion DNA. It was so much fun! I will be sharing more about that in it’s own post, soon. I know~ you can’t wait! 😉
Plus, they have some really great fiction books for kids, craft & activity books, and more. My kids love their doodling books as well as their sticker books. I am pretty much Usborne’s biggest fan. Do you use them in your house? Which ones are your family’s favorites?