Using Vintage Books for Homeschooling {Video}

I’m having so much fun with these videos that I decided to go for another one; this time about the many ways we can use any number of vintage books, not just the McGuffey readers, in our homeschooling adventure.

As a help, I am including here a short list of resources:

Clip Art Etc.

This is the place where I find vintage clip art to use when I am doing projects such as covers and spines for my self-bound books.

Dollar Homeschool

Here is where you can find collections of vintage materials on CD (I wrote the intros for these, but I am not compensated for orders).

Here are some examples of vintage books online:

Everyday Classics first reader

Dictation Day by Day

America First: 100 Stories From Our Own History

Here are some other posts with video in this series:

Video Intro to the McGuffey Readers

Using the McGuffey Readers for Beginning Readers and Writers

Using the McGuffey Readers for Progressing Readers and Writers

How to Place Your Child in the McGuffey Readers



12 thoughts on “Using Vintage Books for Homeschooling {Video}”

  1. FYI: The link above for The America First: 100 stories goes to the same place as the link for Dication Day by Day.

  2. I love your videos!! I think I’m going to take the leap next year and use McGuffey’s and old Victorian classics! I am so inspired by your videos and seeing how you use materials you find online, etc. I can really relate to the workbook sticker shock…we went down that road this year…

    • That is terrific, Katelin! I hope you enjoy your journey as much as we have been–I am enjoying making these videos and think I will continue, by God’s great grace!

  3. I love your videos and your way of communicating is so simple and refreshing. Thank you! Please, keep ’em coming!

  4. Do you have a list of all of the vintage books you use in your homeschooling? I would love to see more of what types of books you use with your children!

  5. Hi there, I was looking through the Internet Archive and found Number Stories 1 and 2 and a Workbook for download. I think number 1 is the same book in your video with a different cover. I have been saving the public domain books that I would like to read because I have noticed that many of them are going to a borrow system rather than download.


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