Most public school kids don’t start to learn a foreign language until high school, and while some private schools start earlier, the subject of foreign language is definitely something that homeschooling can benefit a great deal. As a homeschooler, your
Have you heard about a local science fair for homeschoolers, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Science fairs for homeschoolers is a relatively new idea, but they are becoming increasingly common. With a little preparation, and maybe
Ever heard of STEM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These subjects can be difficult for the average homeschooling parent to teach, because they are so intensive and quite a few of us aren’t engineers on the side.
Do middle schoolers need recess? Every homeschooler knows someone who hears they homeschool and responds with a smirk and some comment about permanent recess. Some people really think homeschooling is all about sleeping late, watching TV, and playing all day.
On the surface, it may seem that the experience of participating in a science fair would be one of the things homeschoolers miss out on. For most of us, the annual science fair project was part of a traditional public
Middle school is such a tough place to be. The kids aren’t really into the elementary stuff anymore, but definitely not ready for high school either, and middle school social lives are full of angst. Middle school curriculum is changing
In many families, the kids know more about technology than their parents! So much of our lives is handled through computers these days, from scheduling our days to storing family photos, that it’s no wonder a vast array of options
By the time kids reach middle school, they often have a set group of friends they prefer to hang out with. Can you still homeschool and let the kids have time with their friends too? One of the biggest complaints
Middle school programs for gifted kids vary from district to district, but for many parents of gifted kids, homeschooling is an excellent option to consider. Public schools are stretched with tight budgets and overcrowded classrooms, and even those with programs
Middle schoolers are social creatures, and sometimes schoolwork doesn’t give them quie enough of the enrichment they need academically and socially. What can homeschoolers do as enrichment activities to further their education? One thing parents often overlook is the contribution