Deciding to Homeschool your child or children is a big step, and you want to do everything to ensure they get all the advantages and enrichment opportunities that they would get going to school every day, or even better.
While there are online programs available, you should also give your child opportunities to attend other classes and programs outside of traditional school that will teach them practical skills, offer them a chance to socialize, and use equipment you don’t have access to at home.
Below are five great programs or classes in the Germantown area your child can participate in to enrich their education. (And give you a break!)
Snapology of Germantown’s play-based S.T.E.A.M. education programs is perfect for homeschooling and co-ops. Snapology focuses on combining learning with fun and promotes a great environment for your homeschooled child to socialize with other children. Snapology offers a variety of programs for different age brackets like Basic Engineers for 5-7-year-olds, Intermediate Engineers for 8-11-year-olds, Advanced Engineers for 12-14-year-olds and so much more!
A great online and mobile app homeschool resource is Xtra Math. Xtra Math is a non-profit organization that offers FREE math videos, tutorials, lessons, and activities as well as progress reports of your child’s progression. Xtra Math also offers a variety of resources for teachers and parents to better help their child with more in-depth lessons.
Teaching your child a foreign language while being homeschooled can be quite the task, especially when you as the parent and teacher do not know another language and hiring a foreign language tutor can be quite costly. With Duolingo, a FREE mobile app, your child can learn foreign languages through the use of videos, games and informational lessons.
From time to time sometimes as parents we need extra help in educating our children on certain subjects that we are not masters of. A convenient homeschool resource for this is C2 Education. C2 Education offers tutoring services for a variety of subjects, test prep, AP course tutoring and so much more. This is a very convenient way for your child to get extra help or more knowledge on many different subjects while socializing with other students.
Germantown Library is a great resource to utilize when homeschooling your child. Libraries offer a seemingly endless amount of knowledge and education through books, educational movies, music, games, technology, and programs. Taking your child to the library also opens the door for socializing with other students as well. Obtaining a library pass is quite simple and cost-efficient making it a go-to resource for parents that homeschool.