Download our FREE The Educating Parent Resource Directories today! Plus... more FREE resources!
Looking for support, reassurance and information?
Setting up school at home...
It's easy to create an environment at home to encourage your children to learn. Setting up a separate 'school room' may seem a nice idea and look appropriate, but such spaces are seldom used after the first few weeks.
It can be easier on Mum if you organise structured activities, including working from books, in the family room or living area of the house. Your children will tend to concentrate their activities around where you are anyway - they enjoy your company and want to be with you. This also allows you to complete chores as you help your children, answering any questions they may arise.
It isn't necessary to transform your home into a traditional school room. Schools often go to considerable expense to replicate the many natural learning resources and features of the home. Don't make the mistake of transforming your home into a traditional school room. Think creatively about those which existing rooms and furniture you can exploit to help your children learn.
We found the following useful in our homeschooling adventure:
After a few months most homeschooling homes eventually resemble the best busy and active junior primary classrooms, taken over by the learning artefacts of happy children and parents!
Was this article helpful? Was it worth $1.00 to you? Your gift of $1 or more helps to keep this site operating offering encouragement and reassurance to families wanting better outcomes for their children.
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'.
The Educating Parent acknowledges the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owners, the Custodians of Australia, and pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people viewing this website.
Home education is a legal alternative
Without revenue from advertising
Thank you for visiting!
Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent
The opinions and articles included on this website are not necessarily those of Beverley and Robin Paine,
nor do they endorse or recommend products listed in contributed articles, pages, or advertisements.
This website uses browsing cookies and conducts other means to collect user information in order to display contextual ads.
Text and images on this site © All Rights Reserved 1999-2022.