Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
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!
The World Is Your Classroom!
© Beverley Paine
You don't need to turn a room into a classroom, with desks and blackboards unless you really want to. Most of your children's activities will happen in the family room where you spend most of your time, or outside in the garden or community!
A few well chosen educational texts and materials are all you generally need to buy.
The learning environment is far more than the home, and includes daily excursions to parks, shops, businesses, friends, educational institutions - the whole community!
Does your home look like a place where learning is valued and is always happening?
Good indicators are:
And what is more, home education can cost as little or as much as you want.
And don't forget the money you save on school fees, lunch money, uniforms, etc can be put towards special educational purchases. Plus keep your receipts as many will be eligible for a rebate on your family income tax.
For ideas on what resources you might need or want in your homeschool to help it be a vibrant exciting place where learning continuously happens, buy a copy of the inexpensive but very comprehensive booklet Learning Materials for the Homeschool by Beverley Paine.
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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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