Friday, October 17, 2008

To Homeschool or not to Homeschool?

As you may already know, I have a pre-school age daughter as well as an infant son. Here in our city, the school system offers 4K for the littlest ones. My daughter will be of age to attend next year, and it looks like all her friends are going. To me, it seems four years old is pretty young to be hopping on the bus and attending school all day. I was five when I started school, and we only attended 1/2 day kindergarten. So you see, I am torn about sending her off. Sometimes I think it would be better to just keep her home with me and work on the early learning lessons together. But then, she may also enjoy the socialization aspect of school and like learning in that environment. What are your thoughts?

For those leaning toward the homeschooling side or those who wish to supplement their children's education, Heart of the Matter is holding a great giveaway, a Zoo-Phonics Kindergarten Kit (over $299 value). This looks like a super way for your child to learn the alphabet and develop the skills that will someday help him/her become a great reader. Like most kids, my daughter loves animals, so this way of learning the letters would definately be right up her alley. Plus, the kit comes with a parent guide to help you teach your child to learn (a bonus for me because I definately did not get a teaching degree in college!) Check out the Zoo-Phonics site for more information about the kit. Heart of the Matter Zoo-phonics Giveaway ends today, Friday, October 17th at 10pm EST.

If you don't win the giveaway, you can always request a Zoo-Phonics Free Sample and Free Report to give you more of an idea what the program is all about.


Pure Waste said...

All parents want to give the best for their child, and, of course, to protect their offspring from the mischiefs of the world outside home. That's why some parents decide to educate their children at home, instead of letting them to school.
Is it worth to protect your child from the world, knowing, that sooner or later he will have to face it? Does homeschooling give a full learning experience and can serve instead of school? Vote and tell us -