I begin looking for summer homeschool resources when my kids start showing new interests. One of the best things about homeschooling is the ability to follow and encourage our children’s delight in new things, topics, and experiences. Sometimes, they have so many things they want to explore, but they don’t know what to focus on. Summertime provides an excellent opportunity to explore and engage in new topics before committing to a full study during the school year.
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Try New Things
Not every homeschool family takes a summer vacation, yet most homeschoolers switch to a lighter and more relaxed schedule during the summer months. This is the perfect time to check in with your child and gauge their new interests. Wherever their curiosity takes them, Homeschool Buyers Club has the resources.
Homeschool Buyers Club is like Costco for homeschooling. They have curriculums and resources for any and every thing. They provide free resources, as well as discounts to things you’ve already heard of like Mathseeds, Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers, RightStart Math, and SO much more. We have really enjoyed diving into the free and discounted summer homeschool resources.
Visit New Places
When you think of summer homeschool resources, you might not think of your location. However, stop and look around! Is your preschooler showing interest in diggers (this is my child!)? Call a local construction company and ask if they will let you come to the lot to look at the machinery up close. Go on all those field trips you didn’t get around to during the school year.
Take a day trip to a new city. We live in Indianapolis, and Cincinnati is only a couple of hours away. We took a day trip to Loveland Castle and the zoo, and it was SO much fun! They have animals, like manatees and a komodo dragon, that our local zoo doesn’t have. What’s a place near you that you’ve heard of but never visited? Get together with some other homeschool moms, and I am sure you will be able to brainstorm some awesome ideas.
If traveling is not an option this summer, have no fear! You can explore new interests and summer homeschool resources right from your living room. Whether it’s watching a documentary on Netflix or taking a tour through a museum on the other side of the world through YouTube, there are endless ways to tap into new things without leaving your home.
I really like to try out subscription based curriculums in the summer. Most have a free trial period, and it gives us a chance to see if the subscription will fit well into our homeschool rhythm. Homeschool Buyers Club has the best price on so many subscription based curriculums. One we chose to stick with is Mathseeds and Reading Eggs, which my preschooler absolutely loves.
Don’t Let Summer Pass You By
Whether you travel the world or keep it close to home, let’s make a commitment to spend our time intentionally this summer. Let’s allow our children to stretch, grow, and try new things while we take a break from rigorous academics. Whatever you choose to do, Homeschool Buyer’s Club is definitely here to help you on your exploration journey. Check them out today!