ANY info on homeschooling would be very HELPFUL

Kati - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 month old daughter named Annalee, and even though she is only 3 months i am already worried about her education. i was quite disappointed with my public school education and hope to give her more. homeschooling has definitely come up but as a first time mother i don't know anything about it, or for that matter where to even start. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful.

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Katie - posted on 06/30/2012

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Positives for homeschooling: over 70% of the time kindergarteners spend in public class at that age is waiting time, childhood happens only once (which is my favorite reason to homeschool) and you get to teach to their strengths and their interests. I.E. is he a visual or tactile learner? does he like nature or transportation? and with pinterest and the web there are so many amazing resources available to you. We started homeschooling 5 years ago; I have never regretted it. In fact, I feel blessed beyond measure by it and one day when I am old I think i will be so happy that i spent all the days of their little years with them. With your child so young, now is a great time to read up on the different curriculums (waldorf, montessori, theme unit, eclectic, unschooling, classical, etc) and decide which is right for your family. I also recommend following a few blogs of each type so you can really see these different curriculums used in practice. My homeschool/blog is waldorf inspired. ~~Katie Sullivan M.S., SLP-CCC

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Deborah - posted on 06/16/2015

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First you will need to check with your education department about homeschooling where you live and if it is allowed there.

Next I would look to find if there are any groups of homeschoolers near where you live and also stay on this board to find out more of different people's experiences.

Third I would recommend these blogs as a resource: http://simplehomeschool.net (no link or affiliate link to this blog) and this one: http://fimby.tougas.net (again no affiliate link or link to this blog.)

Hope this helps,

Deborah

Alyssa - posted on 07/02/2014

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If you want to teach her her ABC's there is this great app that I found, I know this is a bit off topic but I anyone is ever looking.



here is a link to the video, it has all this crazy stuff. Letters, numbers, pictures, little games that help kids learning the how to pronounce letters. Also little songs! Both my 3 and 6 year old love it. I do to, really.


The songs are super catchy! :D

Thought you all should know!

Lindsay - posted on 08/25/2012

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Your local, state homeschool office or organization can direct you a lot. I love www.chec.org

Stephanie - posted on 04/11/2011

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you might try looking at www.freeworldu.org it is free all totally online. it uses a flash card system to teach. they have grades from preschool to 12th grade. if you want them to keep track of grades, test scores and transcript it costs 90 a month, but if you don't want that it is free.

Jeneva - posted on 04/11/2011

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Now is the perfect time to start researching it. I started this year and was pretty overwhelmed by the information. I started with the requirements for my state and just googled homeschooling. I read a lot of websites about different curriculum's and made some decisions. My kids are 3.5 and 2.5 so we started with the basics of letters, numbers, shapes, etc mainly so I can get a handle on how they learn. But really, they get to do a lot of hands on messy projects while learning all this stuff. We go outside and find colors, shapes, etc, play with other kids. All that kind of stuff.

I have yet to do it but look into going to a convention and also try and fine local homeschool groups. I used meetup.com and yahoo.

Corinne - posted on 08/07/2010

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They now have virtual schools too. I started with K12 last year and now have switched to Connections Academy. They are both virtual schools and free. Well in my state they are free. They are considered charter schools. You get lots of support from teachers and they take attendance like regular school. I like it that I get to teach and have a solid relationship with my kids. I never felt like I could completely homeschool on my own. So I am grateful for these virtual schools.

Hillbillywoman - posted on 07/15/2009

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Contact the Home School Legal Defense Association to find out the requirements for your state.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/12/2009

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Hi, I would go ahead and start doing your homework. There is tons of info on the internet about homeschooling, and look at your local library or bookstore for homeschooling books. Another great way to figure things out is to go to a local homeschool convention if you have one nearby you. I would be happy to help with any specific questions you may have about homeschooling. I too started looking into it when my oldest was a baby, and we felt very firmly grounded in our decision to do it, by the time he was school age. Hope this helps...I'm happy to answer any more questions if you have them.

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