Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Unschooling Can Save You Money

There are many reasons why homeschoolers turn to the unschooling method. One reason, is that it can be done for hardly any money. If you want to, you can unschool during grade school and switch over to a more structured college prep curriculum for Jr. High and High School. However, there are many families that unschool throughout High School, too.

Here are some ideas to get started unschooling:

  • Get at the Library: Books (for individual reading and read-alouds), DVDs, & Magazines
  • Watch PBS and educational cable channels.
  • Learn from Internet sites, learn to use more computer programs, and use educational computer software.
  • Look for opportunities to learn while you are out doing errands.
  • Find a place to volunteer or get a part-time job.
  • Play Educational Games
  • Get involved in classes and activities at church.
  • Write in a journal, write letters, write e-mails, and write stories.
  • Listen to radio talk shows and radio dramas.
  • Go to free art displays and musical events.
  • Go on field trips.
  • Get involved in activities at a homeschool group.
  • Parents can involve the kids in their work and projects and teach them along the way.
  • Parents can give their kids opportunities to communicate with adults.