Once you step into the homeschool world you’ll soon begin to realize that there are different approaches to homeschool education. There are unschoolers, classical, Charlotte Mason fans, and total eclectic homeschools. Educational philosophy has a direct link to what kind of curriculum you offer your child.
I think one of the best ways to decide what kind of education you want to offer your child is to read up on all the different approaches and then you can decide what you want to do. I would consider myself eclectic as I take something that I love from each philosophy and try to implement it into our school.
The best way to find out what’s good is to ask other homeschoolers what they are using and their experience. In addition, you can explore http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/ , http://cathyduffyreviews.com/, http://www.homeschool.com/ all of which offer curriculum reviews and can help you as you explore your options.