These 7 Reasons You Need to Join a Local Homeschooling Group are perfect for any homeschooling family. Many hesitate to join groups as they may feel they don’t need to when they have multiple children at home to play with each other. However, there are so many more benefits to a homeschool group than just playmates. These reasons are just the tip of the iceberg.
7 Reasons You Need To Join A Local Homeschooling Group
Build lasting friendships. A homeschool group is an excellent place for not only your kids to build lasting friendships, but for you as parents to form friendships. It is hard to find friends who understand not only your choice to homeschool, but also your daily struggles. Other homeschool parents can become your best friends.
A break from the routine. Everyone needs a fun break from the routine, and homeschool parents and students especially appreciate a chance to get out of the house and do something fun with other kids and parents. Whether you meet for lunch and play at a park, or you head out to a local museum together the break will be well worth it for everyone.
Great place to swap stories and advice. Homeschool parents have unique struggles and being able to swap stories and seek advice is really important. Knowing others will understand those struggles and be able to weigh in with their personal experiences makes a huge difference in how you can manage them for yourself.
Opportunity for group discounts for local venues. Being a part of a homeschool group gives you a great chance to enjoy local museums, events, movies, plays and amusement parks at a discount. Being able to go as a group gives you great discounts that you can’t get on your own.
Curriculum and book swaps each year. Many homeschool groups will come together in the summer to have a book and curriculum swap or sale. This gives you access to resources you need at a great discounted price. Being able to swap or buy at a deep discount can help keep you in budget for your homeschool classroom.
Interaction with others who have similar passions. It can be hard to find people who truly understand what homeschooling is, and this gives you a chance to make friends with others who have similar passions and interests. You can share what you enjoy and reasons for homeschooling without fear of judgment.
Provides you with trusted babysitters. One huge benefit of joining a homeschool group is you make friends with people who can then help you out with your kids when something comes up. Most people just aren’t available for that middle of the day appointment you have. Other homeschooling parents will understand this and be more prone to step up to the plate as a babysitter when needed.
These reasons you need to join a local homeschooling group are just a few of what makes homeschool groups an amazing choice for your family. While not everyone will find a group that suits them, it is definitely worth your time to investigate local groups and find one to join and participate in this school year.
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