Home Schooling has become an awesome experience for my family, and even though some still do not accept, that parents are taking responsibility for their children’s education, most parents who set their mind to home school, will not let the opinion of others stop their decision to home school.
One of the first things, a home schooling parent does, is start looking for supplies. Whether, you are looking for the best curriculum, which will help your child, or different art supplies. Remember while searching, there is so many resources out there, a quick search of Google, will help guide you in the proper direction.
Our first three years of schooling Gillian, was all learning found by doing Google searches.
If you are a first time home schooler, you may be asking yourself, where am I going to get ideas on what to teach my child? Be creative when it comes to schooling your child, you will find that not only does being creative excite your child to learn, but also they will better understand what they are learning.
I know with Gillian, the more hands on things we learn the more she understands what is actually going on. Do not be afraid to teach your child, once your child starts asking questions, let your child research with you. This will keep your child wanting to learn more.
Most learning tools you will find right in your own home. If you are working on Math, you can use anything from pennies, to pasta. The more hands on you are the better. Children do not like sitting for long hours learning by paper and pencil. They like actually seeing how things work and how we come up with the answers we come up with, you will find you can teach your child almost everything by using normal items from your home.
Just remember focus on what your child is interested in learning. I was told this when we first started schooling and I tell this to everyone who asks me about home schooling. Have fun with it, if you do your child will not look at it as schooling.