The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
I discovered The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about a year ago while looking for new publishers and curriculum for Home Link. I think I found them through one of those postcard packs from advertisers... I don't remember for sure... I'm in my 50's you see, so the details don't always stick these days :)
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, or TOS as they refer to it, is a top-of-the-line, full-color, homeschool magazine which comes out just 4 times a year - but there is more packed in each of those 4 issues than in most monthly magazines I've come across over the years. I am reviewing the Summer 2008 issue as that is the one sent to me to sample.
Structured as though the magazine is a schoolhouse and grounds - there are sections such as Campus Store (a list of advertisers and where to find their ads), Homeschool Faculty (bios of contributing writers), and Teachers's Lounge (reader feedback). TOS also has a Homeschool Watch section to help you keep abreast of legal issues around the country.
There are a wealth of articles written to encourage, not to overwhelm you on such topics as gifted children, adoption, special needs children, nature walking, intelligent design, and teaching your child to love reading.
You will always be able to keep on top of the latest products in the homeschooling marketplace just by browsing the advertisers in each issue. Many offer free catalogs or brochures and almost all have a website to visit.
I went to the 'Principal's Office' to learn about submitting articles, their statement of faith, and subscription rates ($25.00/year or $39.00 for 2 years). Subscribe online at the link below!
The Old SchoolHouse Magazine Print Subscription
Subscribe to the digital edition that uses the same great magazine content and look, and comes right to your e-mail inbox for $16.95 a year! Just click on the following banner:
If you visit TOS website itself, you will find even more opportunities to pursue! There is a free weekly newsletter to sign up for, The Schoolhouse Store which offers very reasonably priced products and always free shipping (a big plus these days). There are numerous e-books in 20 different topics available for purchase. The left sidebar is loaded with catagories of products to browse covering all major subjects and lots of electives.
Visit The Old Schoolhouse Store
I wanted to give you direct links to some of the e-books they are offering just to give you a taste of what is in store for you ...
Escaping the Homeschool Matrix
Living and Learning on One Income: How Twelve Families Make it Work
Here is the link to a great new resource following the decision-making process of twenty families as they develop their reasons for homeschooling. Just click on the picture!
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine even offers a directory of Free Resources provided by various publishers which you can access by clicking here:
2009 Homeschool Freebie Directory
If you are homeschooling... or you love someone who is... I would like to highly recommend that you subscribe to TOS.The support and information are invaluable. The links are provided above for your convenience.
Are you already a subscriber to TOS? Please consider submitting a brief summary of how it has benefited your homeschooling efforts. Just use the form below. Thanks for sharing!
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