While surfing the Web, I found the A2Z Home's Cool homeschooling Web site and was immediately fascinated. I wanted to find how who home schools and why, plus how other's can benefit from home schooling programs.
Wikipedia states that, "Homeschooling is a legal option for parents in many countries, allowing them to provide their children with a learning environment as an alternative to public or private schools outside the home".What's the main reason that parent's choose home schooling. A December 2008 issue of the brief of the National Center for Education Statistics found that the number one reason parent's home school was because of a concern about the school environment. The number two reason parent's home schooled was a desire to provide religious or moral instruction.
After browsing the A2Z Home's Cool homeschooling site I find that not only parent's, guardians, or tutors can benefit by this site, but any parent, guardian, or tutor that needs to help children with their homework, find fun and interesting things to do during summer vacation, or to home school a non-graduating senior or a student who is in danger of retention.
Ann Zeise, the creator of A2Z Home's Cool Homeschooling site has years of experience and shares her expertise, information and resources to guide you through home schooling from preschool, kindergarten, and through highschool. Begin exploring this extensive site by following some of the topics listed below.
Beginning to HomeschoolWhether you decide to homeschool or not, whether you are just summer homeschooling or just need some summer time activity ideas, you can find it here. The A2Z Home's Cool is highly recommended by Clipart Mountain and receives my Web Site Gem award.
Learn how to legally start your school, find out if you can just homeschool for the summer, read the pros and cons of homeschooling and find out what works and what doesn't work and other information.
Explorations 4 Kids
A list of online school subjects and interesting sites that includes computer literacy, drivers ed, homeschooling kids and teens Web sites, language arts, math, social studies, biology, physics, and more.
Homeschooling Gifted Children
Homeschooling a gifted child may be of more benefit for that child than regular schooling could be. Here are some suggestions, resources and help from parents who are or who have homeschooled gifted children.
Special Needs Children
Information, articles, and resources about homeschooling children with special needs who learn at a different page and may need very different methods of learning than those available in public school systems.
What do you do in the summer if you homeschool? Read this Unschooling All Summer article to find out. Then, on the left hand side menu, browse the Unschooling, Summer Plans, and Learning All Summer for summer time activities and games and every parent could use.
Laws and Legalities
Laws differ from state to state and you will need to be fully aware of can and cannot do. Before starting your home school I strongly suggest that you families yourself with all the information in this A2Z Home's Cool section.
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