If you live in a climate that sees a lot of snow or rain during a good portion of the year, it can be difficult to make sure your kids get enough exercise when you don't have access to a large gym everyday. Yet daily exercise - especially when your kids don't have recess and … [Read more...] about Indoor exercise activities for homeschoolers
Many people don't stop and think about their child's feelings about being homeschooled. So when you talk to your child, these are the most common "likes" from the child's point of view, so you can reinforce this when you discuss homeschooling with your child, especially if he or … [Read more...] about What do kids like about homeschooling?
While there are many things that kids like about homeschooling, there are also aspects that some kids will inevitably focus on when homeschooling is being considered or has already been decided upon. No sports clubs No gym class with friends No school activity clubs (choir, … [Read more...] about What do kids dislike about homeschooling?
Did you know that some parents that homeschool don't actually do the teaching themselves, or decide to teach some subjects but not others? This is done by hiring someone else to homeschool their children. This isn't a common solution, but it is an option for parents of children … [Read more...] about Hiring someone to homeschool your children
How can you know if homeschooling is for you? There are several things to consider if you are thinking about teaching your child at home rather than sending him or her to a public, private, or charter school. Do you genuinely enjoy spending time with your child? If not, you are … [Read more...] about Is homeschooling right for you?
There will definitely come a time when your son or daughter wants to learn about a subject you know absolutely nothing about (and often have no desire to learn, either!) Whether it is about an obscure type of dinosaur, or the real life of an 1800s author, chances are you will be … [Read more...] about How to teach a subject you don’t know?
Homeschooling can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want to make it. It largely depends on the curriculum you choose, and where your purchase it. All materials and books needed for homeschooling can be bought retail at many stores (both online and offline) that specialize … [Read more...] about The expense of homeschooling
Did you realize that many bookstores offer discounts to homeschoolers when buying books for homeschooling? While most to not advertise the fact, many have discount or incentive programs just for homeschooling parents. You will need to check on the requirements for each … [Read more...] about Bookstore discounts for homeschoolers
One drawback to homeschooling is that it can be an expensive undertaking, especially when you consider the impact it has on the homeschooling parent's ability to work for a full time income. One resource many homeschooling parents utilize is the curriculum fair. Curriculum fairs … [Read more...] about Using curriculum fairs to save money on homeschooling
Swapping your homeschooling materials with other parents is a great way to save money and for your own books and workbooks to get reused by someone that will appreciate them. The easiest thing to do is to keep a list of any materials you have available for trade. When you make … [Read more...] about Swapping homeschool materials with other homeschooling parents
Homeschool field trips don't have to be expensive. There are plenty of free or very inexpensive places you can take your kids, giving them field trip educational trips without costing you an arm and a leg for each trip. Some ideas for inexpensive field trips: Local river to … [Read more...] about Inexpensive Homeschool Field Trips
With homeschooling materials so expensive, it makes sense to try and keep all your materials in perfect condition so that you can resell them later and reinvest that money into the next year's study units. Here are tips to keep them in good shape. Since most damage will be from … [Read more...] about Keeping your homeschool study units in perfect shape for reselling
Many home schoolers have purchased used workbooks where the seller claims the marks on the worksheets "can be erased". But unfortunately, that can be easier said than done! many a homeschooling mom has tried saving money on workbooks but find that often the pencil marks of a … [Read more...] about Beware of buying used homeschooling workbooks with marks
Don't underestimate the value of your local library (and their library network) when it comes to needing books for your curriculum. Even if there is a wait list, you can often delay certain parts of your curriculum until the book comes in, however in our experience, there usually … [Read more...] about Using the library for homeschooling books
Since the school year has just started last month, I thought I'd remind our homeschooling parents on how to get the most money out of their study units they bought for this year. When you can resell them the following year - or swap them with other parents mid-year or … [Read more...] about Reselling homeschool study textbooks & workbooks