Homeschooling offers wonderful opportunities for both parents and children to experience education at a different level. It’s a big decision. One which takes sacrifices and a heavy commitment.

There are numerous online resources for curriculum needs for every child’s learning age, from pre-K to grade 12. It’s just a matter of doing some research and finding out what style works best for the learning needs of the child. Here are some popular activities and resources you can choose from:

Local School

As homeschooling laws are different in each state, and needs to be checked with the school directly or online. Although homeschool students are generally not allowed to participate in school activities, they are allowed to be registered with the school by law.

The school can provide support to a homeschooled child with curriculum guidance at the appropriate grade level. A homeschooled child also has the choice to take standardized tests with other students of his or her own age, which is one less thing a parent needs to be concerned with.

Homeschool Planners

This is a wonderful resource to organize lessons to be taught, and lessons to be completed. It is a great tool for both the homeschooling parent and child. It keeps the homeschooling system focused on the goals to be completed during the school year in preparation for assessment testing.

The planners come in different styles, such as daily and weekly, or by subject area. It is designed to work best with the needs of the parents and children involved in homeschooling.

Homeschool Support Groups

Homeschooling continues to increase to more than two million American children. Since the great movement to homeschooling, many support groups can be found in local communities to support parents. These groups can be found online, and even at local church groups.

This allows for great networking opportunities, as well as a valuable way to exchange information with other homeschooling parents. Information can be shared regarding the best curriculum resources, as well as possible future field trips for the children in relation to academics.

Attend Homeschooling Conventions

Many homeschooling conventions are held throughout the country to lend support to homeschooling parents. This is a great way to not only network, but obtain the latest in curriculum deliverance and resources to present the curriculum to children in a compelling manner.

Conventions are held by experienced speakers to share wealth of knowledge in homeschooling to parents so they can teacher as well as include social activities to keep children well-rounded.

Field Trips and Socialization

Working with local homeschooling networks, field trips to increase academic relations as well as promote socialization can be scheduled. One person can take the position as lead chaperone to a local museum, for example. Generally there is a fee, so monies can be collected by the head chaperon in the form of cash and bank checks, or some places do accept credit cards as well.

Author Kim Moore is a full-time work-at-home freelance writer, editor and mother.  She writes widely on business, personal finance and marketing as well as health and wellness. She likes to order checks cheap online to save on bank fees, cook meals at home, and take the kids to the park.

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