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Homeschooling Philosophy

Homeschooling is a legal and valid alternative to conventional schooling. Parents and students choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, religious, social, personal, safety, philosophical, and more. Regardless of the initial motivation, homeschooling nearly always develops into more than an alternative academic choice. Homeschooling becomes a lifestyle of personal and family responsibility, freedom and great joy. Continue reading

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FAQ Page

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions and Help Topics for the various sections of our site. Homeschool Glossary Abbreviations, acronyms & homeschool terminology. Homeschooling FAQ Various FAQ to do with home education. Site FAQ Need help with the website? Check our Site Help Topics. Classifieds FAQ Need help? Read the Classifieds Help Topics. [notify_box font_size=”13px” style=”yellow”]Click here to visit our FAQ...

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Demystifying Education (the ABC’s of Real Learning)

Demystifying Education Or, the ABC’s of Real Learning By Diana Waring When I started on the path of homeschooling twenty-five years ago, teaching a child to read (or anything else for that matter) seemed like a terrifying, somewhat unnatural activity for a parent without a degree in education. So, naturally, I clung like a drowning rat to any floating book, curriculum, or homeschool wives’ tale that came my way—anything that looked like it might support me in the mysterious realm of teaching. Subsequently, I ended up spending far more money than I could afford for curriculum that did not...

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The Beauty of Reading Aloud

THE BEAUTY OF READING ALOUD by Virgina Knowles Reading aloud is a child’s first introduction to good literature. Why is this so important? Reading aloud connects parent and child. It links you together in a personal way around interesting ideas and words. Young ones are soothed by the sound of our voices. I tend to be so much more calm when I am snuggled up on the couch enjoying a great book with them, rather than chasing them around the house trying to keep them out of mischief. Reading aloud builds warm memories, too! What will they fondly remember looking back to their childhoods — pages upon pages of worksheets or the great stories they read with Mom? Reading aloud gives your child a splendid vocabulary. Good literature is rich in descriptive vocabulary. Your child can gain an impressive arsenal of new words to use in speaking and writing. A child can encounter a word in print, and even know what it means, but not know how to pronounce it. Is the word charade pronounced CHAIR-ray-dee or shuh-RAID? If he hears you say it while he is looking at it, he can make the connection and hopefully remember it the next time. Reading aloud prepares a child for learning to read. Study after study has shown that being read to often as a young child is one of the...

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Why AHS Exists

AussieHomeschool is more than just a homeschooling site. It is a network dedicated to encouraging relationships – family relationships and most of all, our relationship with God. We accomplish this goal by sharing informative, encouraging, motivational posts from real, Aussie parents. We link to a wide variety of resources. We endeavour to assist parents to take full responsibility for the children’s education: regardless of public, private or homeschool. [notify_box font_size=”13px” style=”blue”]Click here to learn more about...

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Buy and Sell at the Classifieds

AussieHomeschool Classifieds is your one stop place to buy, sell or swap resources and books for homeschooling. We have specific homeschool categories and even categories for non homeschool  items. [notify_box font_size=”13px” style=”blue”]Register for your free account, so you can start buying and selling today!...

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Community & Forum

We have a large, active forum where we discuss specific homeschool topics and those subjects and issues which may not be directly related to home education. We also have photo galleries, file sharing and more!  We’d love to have you join us. [notify_box font_size=”13px” style=”blue”]Register as a member and join us...

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How to Homeschool 101

If you are enquiring about homeschooling or recently started, then this is the ebook for you! How to Homeschool 101 outlines the foundational concepts and issues of homeschooling in Australia.  If you have been homeschooling for a year or so and are still finding your feet, still figuring things out then this is the book for you. [notify_box font_size=”13px” style=”green”]Purchase and download immediately for only...

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