When you think of homeschool resources, you may envision all of those books that friends (and web sites like this one) have recommended. But that's only one type of resource.
There are national, state, and local organizations available to provide support to homeschooling parents.
Remember, you're not alone in your homeschool journey. There is an entire community of families and experts out there willing to help you.
After you've reviewed the support groups that interest you, check out the EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES listed below for creative ways to supplement your traditional curriculum.
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a very important resource for homeschoolers. I've mentioned them on several occasions because they offer the ultimate support. Whenever a member family is challenged by public officials, HSLDA is there to back them up.
Here you can learn more about the American homeschool community through national homeschool resources such as HSLDA, The Home School Foundation, and others.
For more info, click here.
Since every state is different when it comes to homeschooling regulations, it's important that you find out about the support groups in your state. They can offer you specific information about state laws, advice on how to get started, and may even connect you with homeschool groups in your area.
Here you'll find information about local organizations and homeschooling groups such as church schools, co-operatives, and social networking groups.
Your state may require you to register with a church school, which can be a great source of support when you're just starting out. For tips on choosing a church school, click here.
A word of advice: Anytime you meet a group of homeschool parents, take advantage of it. Introduce yourself and ask questions. I have never seen one homeschool parent refuse to help another - especially a "newbie".
So don't be shy. Get out there and learn from the experts!
Although most of us buy our homeschool curriculum in the form of textbooks, CD-ROMs, and videos, you can also access educational resources on the internet from the comfort of your own home.
These web sites are often published by parents, teachers, and experts who specialize in particular subjects and want to share their knowledge with others. Consider these homeschool resources. They have a lot to offer.
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