Hands-on experiences are essential for all learners. Homeschool children, by virtue of learning outside the school building, have easier access to the innumerable immersive learning experiences the world has to offer.
Science experiments can be conducted in the kitchen while baking, in the garden and sandbox, and at the playground, as well as at the museum, science center, or children’s museum. Homeschool children can care for and observe house plants, ant farms, and butterfly houses.
Math can be learned through measuring, building, and conducting financial transactions in the real world. Homeschool children watch their parents pay bills. They help with baking. They learn about contruction through play with building toys or even through helping build outdoor structures such as forts, treehouses, sheds, or garden boxes.
History can be learned through actual visits to historic landmarks. Homeschool children have the time and freedom to travel. Homeschool children have the time and space to explore the world, beginning with their homes and branching outward to their wider communities.
Homeschool children can make good use of museum, science center, zoo, and aquarium memberships, including classes. Many organizations offer special homeschool days and classes.
Music, language, and other artistic expressions can be learned through play. Homeschool children have the time, space, and freedom to immerse themselves in creative passions for as long as they desire, making optimum use of their efforts. Children can learn from parents or other members of the community. They can take classes during the day with other homeschoolers. They can attend performances and art exhibits.
Homeschool children can read and write for the joy of it. They have the time to spend a relaxing day with a book or visit the library. They can attend library readings and story times. They can spend time at the library perusing books and the community bulletin board for opportunities.
Homeschool children absorb social customs through everyday interaction with their communities. While running errands with their parents and attending social activities and events, homeschool children interact appropriately with people of all ages. They learn about the world as a part of the world. They live as active members of their communities.
Homeschool children learn through the course of their regular daily activities. They prepare themselves to be adults in the world by watching their parents as models and through living among adults. Through ready access to library books, guides, videos, and the Internet, homeschool children can guide themselves through a multitude of novel hands-on activities.