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Where to Find Home Schooling Supplies

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.

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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  1. I just wanted to type a quick note of encouragement.
    I was home schooled all the way to college! My parents did a great job on all fronts as far as I am concerned.
    I loved every minute of it and they really made sure I was a well rounded person and some-one who could step right into the “real world” confidently.
    Its a scary place to be; being teacher and parent all in one. However, I am testimony that it is possible to have great schooling at home. Good luck as you all begin this journey.

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  2. I just wanted to type a quick note of encouragement.
    I was home schooled all the way to college! My parents did a great job on all fronts as far as I am concerned.
    I loved every minute of it and they really made sure I was a well rounded person and some-one who could step right into the “real world” confidently.
    Its a scary place to be; being teacher and parent all in one. However, I am testimony that it is possible to have great schooling at home. Good luck as you all begin this journey.

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  3. CA Monkey Momma says:

    Home schooling is something DH and I have been talking about. We long ago decided that we were either going to have our son in private school or home school him because there is a serious lack of education going on in schools these days. Parents are treating school more like a babysitter and less like an educational learning center that will further their children in life.

    The concern with home schooling that we have is interaction with other children. Just recently have we begun to find programs that allow my 3 year old to interact with children his own age, so I’m beginning to get more confident about it – but it’s still a concern of our’s. The good part about that, though, is that he won’t be mingling with children who don’t really want to be there in the first place. I kind of like the idea of him concentrating on education at home and when he goes to see his friends at the park or during toddler time in the library that he’s focused on play time. There’s too much hanging out going on in schools and not enough learning. I love the idea of being able to teach my son more than public schools do as well as giving him the one-on-one education I know will prepare him for the real world :D

    Thanks for sharing you guys! You give newbies hope! LOL

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    Jammie Reply:

    I love home schooling Gillian, and I wouldn’t change it for nothing! I do advise you to check your home schooling laws, a lot of peoples main concern when it comes to homeschooling is the childs social skills. Which is pretty fun to be honest, I guess when a child is being social with family that don’t count.

    Gillian doesn’t lack any social skills, to be honest she probably has more, because she isn’t being bullied at school and she speaks her mind instead of being scared to do so. If you need any advise or anything on this matter just let me know!

    At first I would freak out a lot because I was thinking I was not teaching her what she needed to know, but now that we are in an actual curriculum this doesn’t worry me one bit. Good luck with that decision making.

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