With two tots at home, I’m not immune to the academic anxiety that many parents share. Would my kids head off to Kindergarten with a firm grounding? And, would they do well once they were there? So I paid close attention when my sister-in-law Rebecca started looking at schools for my three-year-old niece, Jillian. I watched as they toured topnotch Montessori schools, private preschools and charter schools. Nothing clicked.
Calgary is a great place to home school, largely due to the endless array of choices regarding how to home school and the many supplementary activities available to enrich your home schooling experience. Sometimes, though, all those choices can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting out. If you’re confused over what to do and how to do it, it’s time to simplify.
When my son was a tween, I coordinated a field trip to an agri-tourism farm for our home school group. When it came time to do some pumpkin activities with the kids, the farmer asked the kids to line up and take turns. Instead of forming a long, snaking column, with only one child at its head, our children stood in a compact row, side-by-side, so everyone could see the action.
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