|

Adding Field Trips to Your Homeschool

Field trips are a great addition to your homeschool for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Improved learning. Field trips are a great way to make the lessons you are teaching to your students more real; this helps them see the practical applications of their education.

  • Broadened horizons. You can use field trips to expose your children to all sorts of experiences.

  • Opportunities for socialization. Many of your field trips will be done in conjunction with other homeschoolers. This provides a great chance for your kids to interact with other homeschooled kids.

  • Interrupted routine. Field trips are a great way to add variety to your homeschool and are a great way to break up the routine of school.

  • Lots of fun. Field trips are fun for both students and their teachers (in this case, you!).
When it comes to field trips, homeschooling provides much more flexibility than field trips taken by traditional schools. Because you will likely have a much smaller group, you will be much less of a burden to the places you visit than would traditional schools. For the same reason, homeschool groups often have access to areas that are off limits to traditionally schooled kids. Because your schedule isn't driven by the clock as much as those of traditional schools, your field trips can have greater depth to them.



Next: Where to go >>

More on: Homeschooling

|

Reproduced from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling, by Brad Miser, by permission of Pearson Education. Copyright © 2005 by Que Publishing. Please visit http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0789732777 to order your own copy.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

jack-o'-lantern creator

Design and print
your own
jack-o’-
lanterns!

GO

highlights

Top 10 Group Halloween Costumes for Families
These store-bought and Pinterest-inspired Halloween costume ideas for groups are the perfect way to show off your creative side at your Halloween party or while trick-or-treating.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
Are you looking for a movie with just a little bit of spook-factor for your teen? Check out these 12 spine-tingling Halloween movies!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!