Kids Zone Program

     Optional KidsZone Program: Choose one, two or three days, April 7-9. Your children ages 4-12 can attend their own child sized homeschool conference while you attend Expo events. Alternatively, children are always welcome with their parents anywhere at the Expo.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo where learning is always the main priority.

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What Is Kids Zone?

Kids Zone at the Alabama Homeschool Expo! 

While parents attend Homeschooling For Excellence 101, their children can attend a variety of workshops given by speakers who will challenge them to become active and excited learners. Our goal is to remind children that learning is rewarding and interesting and that learning can happen anywhere, at anytime.

Kids Zone   http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/kidszone/

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Homeschooling 101  http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Spring Fever, Can’t Wait For Summer Break Blues!

Finishing the year strong is tough for mom and the kids!  What better motivation than a weekend at the Alabama Homeschool Expo?  Come meet like minded families, refresh your confidence, recharge your batteries!

There is no better time to start thinking about next year than when you are finishing this year.  Bring your questions and your notebook and plan on attending some of the many workshops.  Don’t forget to visit the large exhibit hall.

A good start on planning for next year means… more time for summer break!

Take Responsibility For Your Homeschooling

“If I showed up late this often to any other job, I would have been fired a long time ago.” Those words of a friend have stuck with me for years.  Am I late for the doctor or dentist?  Probably not, the consequences are often unpleasant.

The consequences of chronically starting your school day late are also unpleasant.

  • You become impatient trying to play catch up or from the guilt of skipping planned activities.
  • It is hard to get children motivated if they had too long of a down time before starting  morning work.
  • Your children are watching and learning from everything you do, show them the importance of a good start.

I could go on, but you get the idea.  In honor of my friend’s husband who is in the army: Homeschooling, the toughest job you’ll ever love.

Alabama Homeschool Expo

Homeschooling for Excellence,http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-101/

Worldview Teen Track,  http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

Early Learners: 7 Secrets

Randi St. Denis, educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom cautions parents not to overlook some important childhood activities that actually set the stage for later learning skills.  Enhancing these early skills prevents learning problems and also builds a firm foundation for future academics ease and success.

Register now for the Alabama Homeschool Expo where you can learn from several seasoned homeschooling parents and visit the large exhibit hall.

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Field Trips Make Fond Memories

Reminiscing about homeschooling in the early years usually begins with a contented sigh from my children.  They have wonderful memories of field trips we have been on.  A zoo pass for a season, the local lake to look at frog eggs and later, tadpoles.  Hikes in the woods, tours of factories and sometimes a movie.

Often a field trip idea can start from a book you’re reading.  Are you going on a road trip?  With the internet it is easy to find out what stops are available along the way.  When your kids enjoy the book, they become excited about the subject.  One year before a road trip to visit grandparents, we read and studied Minn of the Mississippi.  When we finally crossed the Mississippi River, the kids jumped up and down and cheered.  They were so excited to see the great river we had been learning about.

Alabama Homeschool Expo is a place to learn from experienced homeschoolers on how to incorporate field trips and books into fond memories for your homeschool.

Homeschooling 101 Parents – learn how to homeschool your children.

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Guide To Attending A Homeschool Expo

Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all?  Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look!  Where do you start?

  • Plan ahead by reading about the available workshops and making a note of when it will be held.  If there are two you want to attend at the same time, consider which would be best to attend and get the other on CD.  If you go with a friend or a spouse, you can each attend one and share notes afterwards.
  • Have a list of curriculum you want to look over.  Plan on taking the time you need and ask the exhibitors your questions.
  • Know your prices.  If you buy at the conference it will save on shipping, but you will want to have some kind of luggage or cart on wheels to save your strength.
  • Do you have a budget?  If you do, don’t spend it all at once!  The school year is long and you will probably need something else before the year is out.

Attending the Alabama Homeschool Expo is educational and exciting.  The workshops and exhibitors are there for you.  You might also want to consider Homeschooling for Excellence, a one day conference for beginning homeschoolers.

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