An alternative education program
We walk you through 4 steps and 7 issues to help you make that decision!
Hi, I'm Michael.
From the time my children were toddlers and not even ready to read and write I was concerned about giving them the best alternative education available. The Montessori method was popular at the time which had a lot of 'hands-on' equipment and taught largely by touch and feel and visual aides.
Many parents were doing all they could to teach their children how to read. I, too focused a lot on reading to my children and then later having them learn to read by phonics and by sight reading.
The main reasoning behind teaching children to read a an early age is that it accelerates their learning. If they can read everything else falls into place and they can learn much quicker.
Having used home schooling to educate seven children I know the challenge it is to get started. Wanting to help others I decided to put together a website to share with and help those of you who are interested in pursuing a alternative education.
Your children deserve a good alternative education program and fortunately have the opportunity to do so with home schooling. The benefits far outweigh any sacrifices you will make!
Presented are 7 issues and 4 steps that sometimes cause parents to hesitate to enroll in home school. In fact, these 7 issues are the reason why most parents do choose a alternative education for their children and why you should enroll your children. The 4 easy steps we used with our children will work for yours, too. Please explore them before starting.
The four steps are the quick way to get started and may even be useful to experienced home schooling families that want to encourage their friends to get started.
It is a challenge to get started at home without a helping hand so step one is to get the support you need.
Step two is to learn about and decide on a curriculum that best suits your child's learning ability, your teaching style and your situation.
Help us to make this a good resource for home schooling families worldwide. One of the ways you can help is by writing us with your questions, comments and suggestions.
Feel free to browse the website by using the Table of Contents, Search This Site, or by clicking on any of the links in the top left menu or at the bottom of the page.
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