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The topic of socialization and homeschooling is always a hot topic. For those of us who homeschool, it’s not that big of a deal because we have learned that there are many ways to make sure our children get adequate opportunities to be with other children and adults outside of our homes. We understand that it is important for our children’s social development and requires us to be intentional about getting social.
Socialization can occur any and everywhere — at home, the store, the playground, at a place of worship, etc. My list of ideas to add socialization to homeschooling will help naysayers, potential homeschoolers, and current homeschooling families realize that there’s so many opportunities for social activities. Let’s debunk the myth that homeschooled children do not have opportunities to experience a socialized childhood.
I’ve shared ways that every type of homeschooling family, whether the traditional, active, or traveling family, can integrate social experiences into homeschooling. Some ways require leaving the home and some are fun ways to socialize without leaving the home. I know, you’re probably thinking, “How much can one socialize while never leaving home?”. Read the complete post, my latest, on Educents.com to find out.0