Homeschooling is slowly becoming a trend nowadays, and most parents have fun with the interaction as they have with their child. Some parents are still having second views regarding homeschooling though. Their main concern is that they may be having some problems in finding resources to use for homeschooling. This article will help you in finding resources from different places.
The first stop is a ride to your nearest bookstores. By arming the possibility, of book list of possible books to buy from a curriculum of a school, you can get the books at any convenient bookstore. This will save your lot of time and will give you flexibility with regard to your child’s studies as bookstores have more choices and references for your kid to use.
Another stop would be a trip to your nearby magazine stores. Magazines provide you a group of catalogs from where you can opt from a lot of advertisers listed in it. This will help you from saving your valuable time in searching through bookstores, and it will give you a sense of what your child is going to get.
Of course, with all the technology available on the internet, you should not be really surprised that you can find websites offering help in your kid’s studies. Some of them can be easily found when searching at Google and some of them can be given to you by other people who are also having their child homeschooled.
The simplest place to look for resources is by going to a public library. Public libraries have books and references for your child to take home and use. The help through that is libraries have different instructional materials such as videos (like those from National Geographic) and cassette-tapes (that will help you in learning another language). These instructional materials not only help with the books in teaching, but they also help in easing out the uninteresting class and the monotony of books given out to children.
Libraries also offer a lot of computer software which not only helps with your kid’s learning but will also help him to understand the different types of computer technologies and how they work. Often computer software is user-friendly to use, therefore, attracting a lot of young people to use it.
Libraries also give book discussions. Book discussions not only for training your child to read but is also to think and analyze everything that he/she reads. This will not only develop reading comprehension, but it will also help your child in critical thinking.
Another place to look at is at the house of another parent who decided to homeschool their children. You might find it interesting that they are willing to share both their experiences and their used materials (books, references and other activity materials). You could save a lot of money and at the same time learn from these people who have already experienced the joys and the pains of homeschooling a child.
The most neglected place and probably one of the most informational, next only to a library, is the museum. A trip to a museum will not only help your child in appreciating art and history but your child will also learn a lot from observing and take into consideration to the history of all the museum displays. The best way to conduct this is by joining a group museum tour where there will be an instructor to guide and give you bits of information that will help your child.
The last place, but definitely not the least in this list, is inside your home. Search your cupboard and teach your child some simple baking lessons. This will not only help your relationship with your child, but it will also promote your child to learn patience and of course will teach your child how to bake.
You could also do outdoor activities such as planting seeds. This will help your child be interested in plant life, but if coupled with other activities (such as mathematics), this has a potential to be both fun and instructional. You basically just have to find out where your child’s attention is focused. Upon learning this, you can try to join your child’s playtime and turn it into something educational.