Buying curriculum in the early 80's, when I started homeschooling, was a challenge because curriculum was nearly impossible to obtain. Today, however, homeschool families have a new problem: There's too much curriculum available. Go to a homeschool conference and you’ll soon see what I mean!
Fortunately, you can eliminate some of the guesswork in purchasing curriculum by following a few guidelines outlined below:
1. Prepare Before you Go
If you go to a curriculum fair unprepared, you will spend way too much money and come home with a lot of stuff you don’t need. The solution: prepare a shopping list ahead of time.
2. Determine What Your Child Needs
Do some assessment. What does each of your children need, this year? What grade level requirements...