Many parents are very excited to begin home schooling their child. At the same time, however, they are also very scared. They worry about how to keep their child interested in the material, how they are going to fit everything in, and, of course, they worry about their child being happy. There are many resources for the home-schooled child. If parents utilize all the resources they have available to their child, they can guarantee their childs home school success.
Parents of home-schooled children will find many resources available to them. Many public libraries have reading programs set up for young children and a home-schooled child able to benefit from them. Your local library will also have the variety of books your child needs to research subjects, as well as reading for enjoyment. Audio books, videotapes, and computer games are also available at many of them. The local library may be the resource you use the most to ensure your childs home school success.
Other resources may be available in your community, as well. Many parents of home-schooled children have started up support groups. Often, these groups will plan activities for the children, such as field trips to museums. This will allow your child to interact with others, as well as give you support from others that have the same goals for their children. If there is no such group in your community, consider starting one up yourself. This will allow you to plan further for your childs accomplishments.
There are also many online resources you and your child may use for their home school education. Many online education resources have material that you may use for helping your child to learn certain material. Youll also find online classes are available for your child to take. Online classes are available in many subjects, such as English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Business. Materials will be provided to your child and your child will be able to learn at their pace and receive assistance, as needed. These online classes are very helpful in teaching subjects to the child that the parent is not confident in and can guarantee your child receiving a full education.
The fact is there are many resources available to the home schooled child and their parents. Your community may provide a wide variety of resources, as well as enrichment classes for your child to enhance their education. By utilizing the available resources, you are securing your childs home school success.
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* Jim Stein is a Professor of Mathematics at California State University in Long Beach. A graduate of Yale University with a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, Jim has written 30 technical articles on mathematics and several books explaining mathematics for general audiences.
His books How Math Explains the World and How Math Can Save Your Life were selections for the Scientific American Book Club. His book The Right Decision resulted in his being invited to be a guest blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. His next book, Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define the Universe, has received critical praise and will be published by Basic Books, the leading publisher of scientific books for the general public.
Jim has also conducted conferences for the National Science Foundation and served on textbook adoption committees for the state of California. He has been an advisor on mathematical education at both the state and national level.
Jim also has experience related to mathematics that goes beyond the world of academics. He worked for an engineering firm on projects connected with putting a man on the Moon. He has also developed models for financial analysis and is the co-author of How to Shoot from the Hip Without Getting Shot in the Foot, a book on business management strategy.
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