“Parents may decide to home school their children for various reasons. Some parents want to school their children in a Christian home school program so that their world view is taught to their children, giving them an outlook that will help them throughout their lives. There are others who have had problems with the public or private school systems in their areas and want to provide a home schooling program that will meet their children’s needs. There are some online home school programs that can be used today to help parents meet the varying needs of their children. These online sources are often used in conjunction with other curriculums to give a more rounded course of study to the students.
How to Choose
Since there are many different Christian home school programs, parents often have a difficult time choosing the one that is right for their children. There are certain things to consider when purchasing one. First, the learning styles of the children need to be taken into account. Some children are kinesthetic learners, some are visual learners and others are auditory learners. Whatever Christian home school program is chosen should address these multiple learning styles within the lessons so that parents have tips on how to change the lesson to fit the learning style of that particular child.
Another thing to consider in choosing a Christian home school program is the cost. There are some Christian home school programs that have been accredited by the government as a comprehensive system to use with any child. These programs are much more expensive in most cases that others since they come with so many learning materials that parents can pull from. Examples of these are Christian home school programs by the companies ABeka, Alpha Omega, Bob Jones, ACE and Calvert. Often these programs can be found used, either online or in home schooling groups, which helps to reduce the cost for parents. If buying used, however, parents should check to make sure that all of the materials are there and in good condition.
There are other Christian home school programs that are not accredited but are still good resources to use with the children. These programs will often require some supplemental materials to fill in any gaps in learning the various subjects. They may also be lacking in experiments or other activities to go alongside of the lessons and parents will have to look for those resources elsewhere.”