On the surface, the topic of this post may seem to stray just a bit from the primary function of this web site. However, that just is not the case. By the very nature of homeschooling, parents must be flexible when seeking educational pathways for their children. It is not unusual for parents to search for, say, engineering educational resources or even Christian resources for parents, as both topics have numerous websites containing related content. It all depends on the needs of the children because, after all, this is what homeschooling is all about. The kids.
For example, a homeschooled child may demonstrate, early on, a proclivity for math and science. The homeschooled child may surpass all the math and science their parents can provide. Whether the child wants (or needs) to study advanced subjects is moot, as the resources in many homeschool environments may be absent. That is, no doubt, a frustrating situation for both parents and child.
In that situation, parents may want to consider a program like Engineering is Elementary, developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, MA (www.eie.org). Their mission? “Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.” This program is appropriate for children of all ages.
In an effort to provide a quality education in line with a family’s spiritual leanings, a program like Abeka (https://www.abeka.com) may provide the balance between education and spirituality the family demands. Actually, it is quite common for educational program providers to combine education principles with spiritual or Christian values.
In any case, there are many different educational programs available to the homeschooling public. The children are the recipients of our efforts and it is incumbent on us to provide the finest education we possibly can. We can do no less.
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All the best in your homeschooling activities!
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