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Homeschooling in Action!
© Beverley Paine
Home education is non-stop - it includes all of the activities a family does in a day, week, month or year. Some families take 'time off' regular activities during school holiday times; others simply continuing doing what they do every week. One of the benefits of home education is that families can visit and enjoy popular attractions during non-peak times - we're not restricted to weekends or holiday periods. Shopping and educational excursions can be done when these venues are almost deserted, meaning less distraction, greater concentration, more learning opportunities...
Homeschooling isn't 'sitting at a desk doing bookwork' all day, as these following photos show. It's about becoming involved in the local community, enjoying and learning about the natural and cultural environment and doing many hands-on activities. Homeschooling isn't always fun, but it's always interesting!
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Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as personal or professional advice. This site merges and incorporates 'Homeschool Australia' and 'Unschool Australia'.
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