Monthly archives: May 2012

Homeschool Approaches

Different approaches fit different families, and many parents find that they begin with one approach and move to a more eclectic style, picking and choosing elements from a variety of methods– creating an assortment of “best practices” for your particular family.

Learning Styles: How does your child learn best?

Once you know how your child learns best, you’ll be in a better place to determine which materials and methods appeal to those strengths. Some children learn best when they learn a few small facts at a time, slowly learning more and figuring out how to put the pieces together– a part-to-whole sort of style. […]

Subject Area Ideas

You have some ideas for choosing areas of study and what sorts of materials appeal to your approach and your child’s learning style. Now it can be useful to get a few ideas about materials for different subject areas. These ideas are just a starting point that may be useful in choosing what works best […]

Structuring Your Days

Some children and families do better with a regular and structured routine.  Everyone may be happier if they know what to expect at a certain time on a certain day.  A curriculum that incorporates regular amounts of work in a predictable style may be a good fit for these families. Other families prefer a free-form […]

Keeping Costs Low

If keeping costs low is a priority, you have plenty of company! You don’t have to go broke to homeschool.  Families homeschool on every imaginable budget and The quality of your child’s education is not determined by how many dollars you spend. It is possible to have a high-quality education and still spend very little, […]

How Do I Know What My Child Needs to Learn?

Your own knowledge of your child’s strengths and interests, combined with some general knowledge about typical courses of study, can make it easy to determine what learning you want to tackle next.  Then you can look for materials and methods to bring that learning to your child. How do you get that general knowledge about […]

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