Many wonder how they can start homeschooling. What should they do first? Who should they contact? What should they buy?
A good place to start is with your local public library. They often help homeschoolers in a variety of ways. They usually keep a list of local homeschool groups or homeschool associations, too. Call or visit your library, and ask for a list of local homeschool groups or homeschool families.
Once you've spoken with some local homeschool families, you'll find out all you need to know about homeschooling in your area!
What should you buy? Really, you don't need to buy anything! You probably already have all you need right in your home and at your local library.
This summer, as you prepare for the upcoming homeschool year, spend some quality time talking with your children. Ask them what they'd like to learn this coming year -- whether they are 6 years old or 16 years old. Ask them for their ideas on how they might like to learn those things. They can come up with great, imaginative ideas, which we might've never considered.
The best "homeschool tools" are family discussions, imagination, creative thinking, brainstorming ideas, pursuing interesting topics and learning together, online access to educational information, and access to a world of information housed in your local library.
Those are the homeschool tools that make homeschooling successful, continuously interesting, and a joy to look forward to, year after year!
For more on "How to Start Homeschooling", click on our article here: Getting Started Homeschooling.