Start Homeschooling by find out what curriculums are out there & what you might be interested in using, start by going to conferences or networking with other homeschoolers to see what they have. You can also ask questions on homeschooling message boards, newsgroups, & e-mail loops and read this article.
How Do I Start Homeschooling Without Going Crazy?
By Kayley Kenzie
If you plan to start homeschooling your children, you don't have to feel overwhelmed or inadequate. You are your children's best teacher because you love them and want them to have a quality education.
Your permission to teach your children comes from God, and your ability outweighs what a public education could give your child. Once you are committed to start homeschooling, you will be able to provide the best education for your children.
If you feel like you are lacking the skills and knowledge necessary to teach your children, you can learn right beside them. You can teach what you already know, and when you feel like your knowledge is limited, you can read out loud and learn together.
When you start homeschooling you will be concerned about money. Homeschooling can be free or low costing. If you can afford to purchase some curriculum items, do so prayerfully and with caution.
If you have a public library close by, you can use the vast resources there. Not only will you find a variety of books, but also magazines, research volumes, videos, tapes, homeschooling programs, foreign language aids, phonics tapes, and computer equipment.
You can also use the library in your home. You can affordably build your library by finding quality books at garage sales, thrift stores, and online.
Once you start homeschooling, you will realize that the process begins with the basics. One of the best things you can do with your child is read aloud. It is important to emphasize the importance of the written word at all ages.
If you start homeschooling your children at the age when they would normally go to public school, you can ease them into a routine. You can teach one subject at a time until you have seen some success. I suggest that you begin with phonics. Then you can move on to reading, handwriting, and creative writing. Basic math will eventually come into the picture.
You can find a variety of resources to help you teach these subjects. You can start homeschooling your children and feel successful. And the great thing is that you don't have to do it alone.
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