Archive for September, 2011

How to Turn the Home into a Classroom

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Today, more and more parents are choosing to homeschool their children. Many parents want to homeschool their children because they are considered about the negative influences of public school. Others choose to homeschool because they want to spend more time with their children. The key to successfully homeschooling a child is to turn one’s home into a classroom. One of the ways that parents can turn their home into a classroom is set up a room in the house that is just for studying (more…)

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How to Establish an Educational Environment for Homeschooled Children

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Establishing an educational environment for homeschooled children is quite simple. Implementing a few basic ideas will give your children an area to study and learn. An area of the home specifically set aside for homeschooling, will help make your day flow easier.
If possible, pick a room that will be used just for homeschooling. Having a designated area will help your child know where school work will be accomplished. Fill the designated room with a variety of materials. Hang maps on the walls for easy reference. A file cabinet can be used to hold (more…)

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Books and Materials for the Parents of Homeschooled Children

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Books and materials for the parents of homeschooled children can be a huge expense; however, there are ways to homeschool for little to no money. There are many options available for parents when deciding on curriculum for their homeschoolers. Websites and forums geared specially to homeschool families offer reviews on different homeschool publishers. Homeschool parents; on a whole, are very willing to share resources, reviews, and tips on the best available products that will work for your family.
The internet has a wealth of information on free resources for your child. These resources include (more…)

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Worried about socialization?

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

So you’ve been homeschooling for a few years now but what you’re worried about most is that your children are socializing enough for their age. We’ve got a few great tips from other homeschooling parents for how to make sure your kids are interacting to their fullest – read more below.
Sign Them Up: Get your kids involved sports league, first and foremost. The benefits that come from them playing on an organized team can far outweigh what they’re missing at home, plus (more…)

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