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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment 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. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Teaching Kindergarten at Home
© Beverley Paine
"I am contemplating teaching my son kindergarten at home and I would like to
know the total cost I would be looking at for that year and the amount of
Home education doesn't have to cost anything at all, at any age... How much you spend is entirely up to each individual family. We used to buy a lot of art and craft resources which the children consumed at great speed - this was our major cost each year. We would also save up for major purchases like musical instruments, telescopes, etc. However, a library card is all one really needs to get started!
Most of us with young children begin by emulating the environment and learning activities found within any kindergarten around the world. Lots of
You'll find that if you make it up as you go along your home learning program will remain tailored to your child's educational and development
I found that educating my children at home was a constant but thoroughly enjoyable task. We were together most of their waking hours - either giving them the one to one attention they needed to expand their horizons or supervising from a distance while they played, either by themselves with each other. If you need to work to earn a living you may look into getting help looking after your children during those hours. Homeschooling doesn't have to look anything like school - in fact, it works a LOT better if it doesn't. Emulate those early years of closeness and learning with your child in the most wonderful learning environment of all - the home - and you'll be wonderfully suprised at how easy learning at home can be!
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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 support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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