Multi-Age Home Schooling can be a much more expensive choice for the family than Public Schooling, as there are a lot of expenditures that need to be made.
This has not stopped families to home school their children, realizing this way is a much more effective and flexible option. That being said, it does not mean that there are not ways you can reduce costs. Here are a few tips that will help you do just that:
You do not have to buy the textbooks and all the other materials – just the ones you can not borrow from the library or from local schools where you should be able to lend them or buy them at a cheap price. Other materials you can just download from the internet and print them at your convenience.
Visit the online multi-age home based schooling communities and just ask where you can find free or cheap learning resources.
Another great way to teach your child at a very low price is to simply go to the zoo, botanic gardens or if you want to teach history you can easily visit museums or historical sites. Culture can be taught by visiting various cultural locations or by going to the theater. Many of these are free, and the others cost very little.
Every neighborhood has its home based school community. By joining these home based schooling communities, you can learn from other homeschooling parents by sharing experience.
The community can ask the local public school for donations of used textbooks, and other useful materials. The home based school community can develop a fund together and negotiate with publishers for cheaper prices.
You should take these tips into consideration and reduce multi-age home schooling costs so you can use the money for other pleasant activities for you and your family.