Can parents afford to homeschool?

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2007-11-26 20:24:46

I believe anybody can afford to homeschool. Of course

homeschooling highschoolers, and maybe junior highers can get

expensive because they need a more formal education then the

elementary level. If parents are homeschooling elementary school

students then not much money is needed. This is because you can

easily teach them all they need to know and more without the help

of textbooks, etc. You can take your kids on a weekly trip to the

library. Most homeschooled students learn a lot from just reading

books of their choice from the library. The library is filled with

books that will get kid's brains working. If your kids love to read

fiction, that's great, but make sure they look through those

non-fiction aisles too. You can take your kids on field trips, get

a family pass to your local science museum. This pass should get

you to not only get into that museum free, but hundreds of other

science museums and children's museums in the US and in other parts

of the world. Kids love to explore the world around them, they love

field trips. Take your kids on nature walks, make sure they bring

paper and pencils to take notes on, or draw what they see on. This

will improve kid's drawing skills of nature, and also their

appreciation and understanding of nature. The internet is a great

resource for homeschoolers! With the internet you can find great

resources and websites for homeschooling your kids. This is also

another great way for kids to teach themselves. Kids love to learn

on kids' homework helper websites etc. This is also a great way for

them to do research for a report they are making. Keep those kids

writing! Creative writing, report writing, biography writing, diary

writing, log writing, nature study journal, etc. encourage it all!

Hopefully this has sparkled up some creativity in your mind on how

you can homeschool your kids with spending practically no money!

p.s. Some of these ideas come from the Charlotte Mason


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