Homeschooling support groups are made up of families who mentor and inspire each other. They are great sources of information and homeschool encouragement, and provide social opportunities for the entire family.
Many homeschooling organizations sponsor homeschooling activities, like park days, science fairs, debate teams, chess clubs, field trips, book clubs, coops, choir, and spelling and geography bees.
Some home school support groups even host used book sales or order supplies as a group to receive discounts on shipping. Others make arrangements to provide meals for moms who have new babies or families who are facing a crisis or emergency.
Libraries, bookstores, churches and homeschool events are great places to find homeschool support groups. Here are some things to consider before choosing a group:
Before joining a home school support group, take time to make sure the group meets your family's needs. You may have to attend several functions in order to decide whether or not the group is a good fit for your family.
Here are some tips for starting your own homeschooling support group.
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