If you want to start home schooling you might feel like you are in over your head. Getting started can be difficult if you don’t know where to start or where to go. You might feel like there is nothing and no one out there to help support you.
That might have been true in years past when home schooling was something that was seen as more on the fringes of society, but with it becoming more common there are more people who are setting up resources and communities for home schooling.
The first place to look for home school resources is in your own area. If you are home schooling odds are that you know other people who are doing the same thing. You can talk to those like-minded people and see where they have gotten their information and supplies.
In most states home schoolers have to pass certain tests at the end of the year. Some of the states have people who loosely supervise home schooling. Because of that people who home school need to have a curriculum that will meet all the requirements. Other local home schooling families can give you suggestions as to where they went to get a curriculum that fits.
There are also groups that get together on a weekly or monthly basis. These groups can be support groups for both the kids and the parents. These groups can help parents teach in subject they are week in as well as aid in socialization and meeting physical educations requirements.
If you don’t know any other home schooling families there are still a lot of home schooling resources open to you.
The Internet has made it very easy to find resources. There are a lot of places that you can find them. The easiest way to start is to go to your favorite search engine. You should be able to find a lot of results. You can narrow it down by age or location to find results that fit you better.
Other information that you can find online are stores that sell all the supplies that you need. There are a lot of curriculum packages that you can use. Those packages have everything you need set up all in one place. You can check with the laws in your area to find out if the curriculum programs you are interested in will meet the law.One resource that a lot of people don’t think about is message boards. There are several forum platforms that can be used, including Facebook groups. When you use these message boards you can talk to other home schooling parents from all over the world. You can talk to them about your problems and how they dealt with similar issues.
If you don’t want to buy a pre-existing program you can put together a curriculum that you like better. You can find resources for those too. You can find information as to which programs work well together.