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Read our 7 part series of homeschooling articles: Tips for Starting Homeschooling
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1. Reasons to Homeschool – Bringing the children home
2. Deschooling – Your first 6 weeks to three months
3. Parenting and spending quality time together
4. Learning styles, philosophies and methods in the homeschooling movement
5. Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum – essential tips to avoid costly mistakes
6. Organization 101
7. Preventing Burnout
MORE HOMESCHOOL ARTICLES
Charlotte Mason Homeschool
A Charlotte Mason Homeschool explains the ethos and philosophy behind the Footprints on Our Land South African homeschool curricula. This article was written by Wendy for parents to help those parents who want to follow a Charlotte Mason approach in their homeschools.
Notebooking – an Alternative to Workbooks
Homeschool notebooking is a wonderful way for each child to keep a record of their learning and express their own unique personality at the same time.
Preschool Ideas – Living Alongside Your Little Ones
This homeschooling article answers a question that we are commonly asked by moms of preschoolers who feel pressured to ‘do school’ with their little ones.
Why Study the History of South Africa?
For years people have questioned the importance and relevance of history in the school curriculum. Many feel that there should be a greater emphasis on life skills and vocational education, rather than on such a traditional academic subject. This article explains the benefits of teaching history to our children.
Making Dead Guys Come Alive
This article by Shirley focuses on how their family studies not only the history of South Africa, but world history too. It was published in a South African homeschooling magazine, The Learning Home, June 2006.
Investing in Homeschooling
We often get emails or phone calls from people who tell us in an almost whispered confession, “You know, we’re a single-income homeschool family and we’re on a very strict budget!”
This article addresses the sacrifices that parents must make to invest in their children’s lives and education.
Ten Myths About Homeschooling and Anti-Homeschooling Excuses
“My kids have bad attitudes.” “I can’t teach Math.” “My parents won’t approve.” “I can’t afford it.” These are just some of the fears, doubts and myths that prospective homeschoolers must face. This article is an attempt to do some myth-busting, dispel the fears and disqualify the anti-homeschooling excuses that prevent many parents from the awesome experience of homeschooling their families.
Homeschooling in South Africa – An Unconventional Choice
Published in Education Southern Africa magazine, July 2011, this article gives a brief overview of homeschooling in South Africa.
A South African Garden Route Trip
This article describes an educational tour of the Garden Route undertaken by two homeschooling moms and their 11 children. Places of interest and sites that you can visit are described to inspire you to plan your own educational South African trip.
South Africa Travel – Footprints around SA
- a 6000+km educational tour through 7 provinces of SA, taken by a homeschooling family with 5 kids under 10 to see the sights and historic places of interest of South Africa.
A Living Books Approach to History
Marianne of www.design-your-homeschool.com explains what “living books” are as well as why and how they should be used to teach history.
Italian Explorers in South Africa
Discover more about Italian explorers and their voyages along the coast of Africa.
Olive Industry in South Africa
The story of the establishment of an olive industry in South Africa by an Italian entrepreneur.
WHAT ABOUT LIFE ORIENTATION?
Life Orientation has been a hot topic amongst homeschoolers. Read our tips on this controversial subject.
Healthy Teen Relationships
A few articles and recommended resources to guide parents and teens as you discover how to develop healthy teen relationships according to Biblical principles.