Some companies that offer home-school materials include Pearson Homeschool and A Beka Book. Materials available from these companies include both student learning materials and instructional guides for parents in a variety of media formats.
The Pearson Homeschool program features personal learning, multiple curriculum options and instructor support materials for grades from prekindergarten through high school. Personal learning and assessment tools in this program are designed to be self-paced and are based on how kids acquire, retain and use learning in real settings. Parents, acting as teachers, get lesson plans and teaching guides. Students have access to instruction using story-telling, videos, game-like practice drills and interactive online tutoring.
The digital and online components of the Pearson Homeschool curriculum motivate students at different ages. Materials available for preschool students focus on building literacy including a knowledge of the alphabet. Students also develop listening skills, cognitive skills and social-emotional skills. Students in high school have access to class material covering language arts, math, social studies and science, as well as Advanced Placement, honors and career readiness curriculum materials.
Another company that provides home-schooling material is A Beka Book. The curriculum available from this company comes with lesson plans and textbooks that parents use to guide their child through self-paced instruction. Additional instructional materials include print products, downloadable documents, digital assessments and digital art.