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Bookstore

Explore the sections below for inspiration! We’ve compiled a selection of books we think you might find helpful in your homeschooling journey.  And, by buying through our Amazon Bookstore, you can support VaHomeschoolers by simply doing what all homeschoolers love: buying books! As an Amazon Associate, VaHomeschoolers earns money from qualifying purchases made using the links below.

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Be sure to check out our NEW Gameschooling section below!

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The following book lists are provided as a courtesy of VaHomeschoolers and does not constitute an endorsement.

What is Gameschooling?

 

“Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain–unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!” –Dr. Karyn Purvis

 

What is gameschooling? Put simply, it’s the use of games to facilitate learning. In the homeschool world, this means a vast assortment of board and card games, used either supplementally or as a primary means of education. Although Dr. Purvis passed away before her assertion about brain synapses could be verified, as any gameschooler will tell you–games work when it comes to learning.

 

It’s important to note that even when a game isn’t overtly “educational” by teaching math facts or spelling, EVERY game can teach kids soft skills like taking turns, sportsmanship, communication, body language, etc. Therefore, gameschooling can be a highly valuable teaching tool in any homeschool.

 

Want to give it a try? Here is a brief list of just a few of the games out there.

Math & Logic Games

Language Arts Games

Science Games

Social Studies Games

Art Games