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Summer Plans

What to do in the summer!

This time of year I tend to get asked these two questions:

By new homeschoolers: Should we keep on homeschooling through the summer?

And from parents with school children trying to “catch up” over the summer.

From a homeschooler’s point of view, I suggest “educating” differently. Take a break from “schooling” and learn from doing things, lots of interesting things. A child will feel all charged up if he has learned to swim, held a summer job, hiked in the wilderness, and any of so many wonderous things that can be done best in the summer.

Here is a directory of pages I have available as you make your summer plans for homeschooling in the summertime.

New to Homeschooling

Conference Conundrum
One way to learn about homeschooling and select curriculum is to attend a homeschooling conference, convention or curriculum fair.

Just For the Summer
Your son or daughter didn’t do too well in school this past year and you want to help them catch up. Can you homeschool just for the summer?

Unschooling All Summer
Do you make your kids learn in the summer, too?

Need Some New Ideas

Car Games
Playing games with kids can make a long car trip both pleasant and educational. Print this out to take along!

El Cheapo Summer
No money for camp? Not a penny for vacation? How will you and the kids ever survive the summer? By Annette Berlin.

Field Trips
Some call it Autoschooling as we learn on the go, visiting historic sites, science and art museums, civic monuments, and more.

Homeschool Summer Camps
Not always held in the summer, many take advantage of lovely fall weather and uncrowded camping areas. Many homeschool associations and support groups also hold camps for members.

Summer Camp at Home
If going off to summer camp has all the appeal of going to a boarding school, here are some wild suggestions of ways you can have a tame camp experience at home and in your nearby community. Where will you head first in our virtual summer camp?

Traveling Homeschoolers
Some families homeschool because they want to travel extensively. Come follow along!

Dateline: 5/29/03

By Ann Zeise

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