What part of attending a homeschool convention do you look forward to most? Meeting other homeschooling parents? Gaining inspiration and being encouraged by great speakers? The desperately needed change of scenery?
Even if you are just browsing, it can be inspiring (and overwhelming) to walk into a hall of vendors and see all of the many homeschooling options up close. It’s a great way to find new products that you may not have known about, as well as talk to company representatives who can help you determine if their products would be a good match for your child.
Here are my Top 5 Must See Vendors at the Great Homeschool Convention (you can find a complete list of vendors here):
- Homeschool in the Woods – I would love to take a look at their hands-on / activity based US History Studies for my 10 yr-old. She loves history, but sitting still and reading (or listening for a long period of time) is too boring for her. I need a solution for the boredom! I also want to take a look at their Olde World Style Maps Sets. I LOVE maps of all kinds. I can cuddle up on the couch with a cup of tea and an atlas and be content, so this is a must see.
- Micro – Business for Teens – my 14 yr-old daughter has an entrepreneurial spirit. She’s worked on her own business before, but I would love a program that could help her take it to the next level, or help her explore additional ideas.
- One Year Adventure Novel – I have been considering this program for my teen as well, but I want to make sure it will be a good fit for my daughter before investing. Having the opportunity to
- Greathall Productions offers wonderful classics on CD that have become a regular pass time for us when in the car. From Greek mythology to Shakespeare – they offer engaging audio versions of favorites from literature and history.
- Sonlight Curriculum is for book hoarders (like me). I love their literature based program. We are currently using Sonlight Science with my 7 year-old and she adores it, so I definitely need to browse their selections for next year. We have a few cores that we’ve used in the past, but I would love to add to our collection!
I’m going to need more bookshelves!
Which vendors are on the top of your list to visit at the convention? Tell me your recommendations in the comments. I’d love to hear your suggestions!