There are many reasons why parents choose to homeschool. These reasons may be very personal or simply because you feel that you can offer your child a better education. Whatever your reason, the decision can be one of the most difficult you will ever make as a parent.
No matter how resolute you are in your decision to homeschool, challenges still remain. Two of the most common fears of parents that homeschool is that their child will miss out on socialization that comes with being in a classroom and the fear of “curriculum gaps”. Well, fear no more--there are many convenient and affordable homeschool resources available for those who homeschool.
We’ve created a list of the best homeschool resources in the North York area to help you be successful.
Snapology of North York play-based S.T.E.A.M. education programs are 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!
Oxford Learning Bayview Woods is a great resource for tutoring and study skills programs. Resources are available both online and at the physical location. Bayview Woods Tutoring can help students of all ages from learning to read to prepping for the SATs. There are so many programs available, parents will easily be able to find the one fit for their child.
The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents, or OFTP, is a great resource for parents homeschooling their children. Parents can find answers to frequently asked questions, support groups, tutors, and more! This one resource can guide parents to books and summer camps to make learning fun for the kids and make teaching easy for the parents. Tutors are available for all subjects including art, writing, French, math, science, music, 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.