Finding Socialization Opportunities for All Ages Volume 82, Program 29 6/5/2008
If I’m homeschooling children of different ages, is it possible to find the right socialization opportunities for each one? Author and homeschool mom Carren Joye explains how it can be done on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith.
Let’s say you’re homeschooling three children, all different ages—how would you go about finding socialization outlets (such as sports, playgroups, and field trips) to suit each child’s needs?
I would look for a local homeschool support group. A support group provides the most opportunities for a wide range of ages and interests. They’ll have field trips and clubs and co-ops, playgroups, even just monthly parties where they get together. They would also have information about community activities like when to sign up for baseball and which dance instructor is the best. They may even have information about unusual things you may not have thought of like archery or fencing. And the internet is the best place to look for homeschool support groups
It’s encouraging to hear the numerous socialization opportunities homeschooling provides for families. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.
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