A homeschool classroom has to involve more than paper, pens and books. It has to be hands-on in the kitchen, garden and even on field trips. To give your kids a well-rounded education, read on to find out more about how other parents are successfully teaching their kids today.
Figure out what motivates your children. The same thing will not motivate all children, so find a motivational tool for each child and use it. Keep your rewards age appropriate and reward your children for accomplishing each of their school goals for the year. They will work hard for the things that make them happy.
Research your state’s laws regarding homeschooling. Where homeschooling is concerned, what goes in one state may not be appropriate in another. Spare yourself any unwanted delays by learning the requirements in your own state. Some area require testing, but others are a bit more lax. Some states may require you to register yourself as licensed private school to be able to homeschool your children.
Utilize local resources to find resources you need. You can find resources for homeschooling at garage sales, curriculum sales and even homeschool groups on sites like Yahoo and Craigslist. Don’t worry if they are gently used. A workbook with a few scribbled pages can still offer plenty of workable materials for class.
Think outside the box for homeschooling. Many resources out there cost money, but you can make them yourself too! You can easily make flash-card or laminated materials. Making learning fun can go a long way in keeping your child’s interest.
To be able to educate your kids, you have to go above and beyond what a public school offers. This means finding out ways to creatively provide lessons which will stick in their mind for a lifetime. This article is a great start, but read all you can to learn multiple strategies.