Sunday, February 10, 2013

How To Homeschool: Many Opportunities

How to homeschool is a question many prospective homeschooling families want and need answered. Often times even homeschoolers of just a few years would like helpful information about how to homeschool because they are not confident they are actually “homeschooling properly”.

The first thing I would suggest to new homeschooling families or families thinking about homeschooling is a wonderful free e-book written by veteran homeschooling families just for new homeschooling families. It is comprehensive without being overwhelming. The book includes where to begin, homeschooling basics, homeschooling laws, homeschooling basics, using the Internet, connecting with other homeschoolers, creating a schedule, using a calendar, keeping a portfolio, and even includes a glossary of homeschooling terms so you can learn to “talk the talk”.

Another great resource is a You Tube video called 5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Homeschooling.

Lots of families are interested in either Christian homeschooling or secular homeschooling. There are wonderful forums and support groups for both. Sometimes it is possible to pick and choose from both to work into an eclectic curriculum.

Today, many families are hitting the highway and seeing the world. They realize the many opportunities road schooling offers their children as far as education is concerned. Possibilities are endless for these adventurous families. How exciting it is to actually visit places you have studied.

There is no one perfect way to homeschool and one size doesn’t fit all. It takes time to find a good fit for your family. Don’t give up, it is worth it for you and your precious children!

2 comments:

  1. I so, SO wish I had that ebook and that video when I started homeschooling! We didn't set out to homeschool, and after pulling my kiddo out of public school in a fit of anger and disappointment, I was completely lost. :/

    We did eventually find our groove, but not without lots of tears (more from me than from my son, lol), stress and thoughts of failure. I have since read that ebook and watched that video, and they are both terrific resources for homeschoolers!

    Thanks for sharing... :D
    Katie

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  2. I am right there with you, Katie. I wish I had the book and video when I started too!

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