As a newly homeschooling mum throughout this pandemic I would love to help other parents find amazing resources to help them. Usborne have so many amazing titles to offer that can help with all areas of homeschooling (and for all ages too!) I have picked out my Top 10 Best Sellers for homeschooling across all ages, check them out below! (Keep reading for an exclusive mumbler discount!)
Learning to Read and Write
1. Beginners Series These titles are brilliant for children who prefer facts to fiction, the Beginners series has a huge range of titles for teaching children more about the things that really interest them. June’s new titles are: Seasons and Woodland Creatures but there are lots more to choose from here.
2. Phonics Readers Usborne Phonics Readers are absolutely perfect for those little ones in Reception (or due to start this September). With fun rhyming text, gorgeous illustrations and even parents’ notes at the back, they’re perfect for those first steps of reading. The latest title is Mouse Moves House but there is a fantastic offer on the boxset at the moment here:
“Here at STAG we bought the Phonics Readers collection when our eldest was starting school, they were brilliant as first readers.”
3. Early Years Wipe-Clean With really sturdy, wipe-clean pages and pen, and lots of fun activities to practise over and over again, the Usborne Early Years Wipe-Clean series is a fantastic range to explore with little ones. June’s new titles are Big Letters and Starting to Count but there are many more available here.
4. The Cogheart Series This Series makes for a brilliant escape from the traditional homeschooling lessons. With a recommended age of 9+ the original book in the series ‘Cogheart’ was voted Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month – August 2016. Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart… Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure. Check out the full series here.
5. Lift-the-Flap Grammar and Punctuation Usborne’s entire Lift-the-flap range is absolutely fantastic and this new title does not disappoint. Packed with tips and tricks for getting to grips with verbs, pronouns, commas and more, this engaging book is a great introduction to how the English language works. View them here.
6. All the Science You Need to Know by Age 7 As the mum of an inquisitive 5 year old I cannot praise this book enough! Engage in the world around you with this lively and enlightening introduction to science. From materials, light and space to humans, animals and plants, this book covers an impressive range of topics in a simple, accessible way. Perfect for sharing together or encouraging independent reading too. View here.
7. Look Inside Wild Weather With the varied weather we have been having lately, both here and in other countries, lots of parents have been searching for resources to explain this. How do tornadoes form? How do people deal with wildfires? Why is extreme weather getting worse? Lift the flaps in this topical guide to find the answers to these questions, and so much more. View here.
Arts and Humanities
8. Philosophy for Beginners From the nature of morality and free will to what beauty is, this brilliantly accessible book uses cartoons, comic strips and diagrams to offer simple explanations of big ideas. A fantastic resource for curious minds (old and young alike), it invites the reader to think about things in ways they may not have done before. View here.
9. Magic Painting Books I am so in love with this range that I struggled to pick out just one! Simply brush water over the pages and watch as the gorgeous colours appear. Dragon fans will adore the newest addition to Usborne’s Magic Painting series but there are so many amazing titles to choose from here:
10. Summer Puzzle Pad When it’s time for a summer break this gorgeous little pocked-sized paperback is brilliant for keeping active minds entertained. With over 130 summer-themed puzzles including classics such as spot the difference and crossword puzzles it is sure to keep them busy. View here.
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