We all need variety and opportunities to be with others.

That makes extracurricular activities extra-important. There are many opportunities out there through local museums, art schools, YMCAs, support groups, colleges, churches and historical sites. Find what activities work for your family and take advantage of them. But plan smartly so you don’t burn out (see ‘resist the temptation to over-schedule’).

A great idea that worked for us was to get together with several other homeschooling families and plan out a year’s worth of field trips–one per month. We then assigned one field trip to each parent to organize, picked the dates (which we all reserved) and looked forward to our once-a-month outing. On occasion, we would also get together at a local playground or state park for another day of fun or learning. This smaller network allowed us to support each other on a more personal basis and to feel free to call on another when we needed encouragement or ideas.

At Bridgeway Academy, we are focused on providing a solid foundation of support for you and your child. And this extends beyond academics and support. If you are trying to form or looking for a homeschool support group in your area, talk to us. We will try to link you with other homeschool families in the area.

 

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