When you are homeschooling your kids, it’s your job to make sure they get the education they need, as well as the attention they deserve. Keeping the kids social is one of the hardest things to do when homeschooling, I think. We spend so much time at home, doing school, chores, and life in general, that the outside world can get forgotten.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your kids social while they’re being homeschooled.
Volunteer as a family
Volunteering in the local community is something you should definitely try to do if you haven’t done so already. It gives them a chance to meet new people who will likely have different backgrounds. It’s a good opportunity because your kids will be communicating with all different kinds of people.
Take them to summer camp
Summer camp is always a good option for kids because it gets them away from the house for a few days and allows them to spend time with other kids their age. Summer camp is something is something every kid should try once.
Arrange regular playdates
Playdates with other kids become even more important when children are being schooled at home. Letting your kids have a playdate works out for you, too. While kids are playing, you can get that much-needed mom-time.
Allow them to join sports groups and activities
There are many sports groups and teams that local kids can join without being a part of the public school system. There might be an athletics club they can join, and all you’ll need to buy are track uniforms for that. Or you could find a team that plays a competitive sport. This is good for kids that want to meet new friends and learn the importance of teamwork.
Make the most of art or music classes
There are art and music classes run outside schools in most communities. It could give them the chance to try new things and be creative with other children their age. Find the class that you think will be most appealing to your child and take things from there.
As you can see, it’s super easy to keep the kids social.