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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Homeschool Swap Boxes
USA home educating mum Twinkle Burke-Hubbard has started a Yahoo group called, Homeschool Swap Boxes.
The idea is for homeschoolers to collect items from their hometown/city/state/country and send them to other homeschoolers. It's a fun and great way to learn History, Geography, Social Studies and more.
Most of us have been using the *free* priority boxes from the US Post Office. They cost $5.80 to send anywhere in the U.S. and Internationally. (There is a weight limit for international mailing, I think.) You can also send your items via Media Mail, which is even less expensive in the US but not available Internationally.
Some of the items that are sent are:
Let your imagination be your guide.
*PLEASE* note: We were created from families from the Secular Homeschooler list. We are inclusive but would appreciate it if there were NO overtly religious or faith based items in the swap boxes. Thank you!*
Would you kindly forward this information to your membership? It would be greatly appreciated.
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