Homeschooling is a fluid activity in our home.
We aren’t the type of family to sit down every morning at 8:30 am after a warm breakfast and quiet time to begin our lessons. We don’t work until 11:30 am where we stop to take a nutritional snack break of organic carrot slices and cucumbers cut into smiley faces.
In our house, homeschooling looks very different than the idyllic scene described above.
At 8:30 am, sometimes my eyelids haven’t opened for the day.
Other times, we begin school in our PJs at 11:30 am. Some days, we’re touring Mammoth Caves with a park ranger. Other times, we’re exploring the historic district of Charleston in a horse-drawn carriage.
We travel a lot.
So, we’ve had to adapt learning to our lifestyle. And while education from a textbook is a valuable experience, we never want to limit schooling to only that. Here are some of our favorite places to see when we are traveling and homeschooling:
- Children’s Science Museums
- City Tours
- Civil Rights Museums
- Art Museums
- State Capitals
- Zip Line Adventures
- Nature Centers
- Farmers Markets
- Shorelines and Tidepools
- Symphony Halls
Be sure to grab a city guide or stop by the visitors center of any city you visit. They will be able to guide you to the locations above in their areas.
For those families traveling on a budget, be sure to ask the following questions:
- Are there discounted homeschool days?
- Are there any FREE visitor days?
- Do you have reciprocal agreements with other city museums or zoos?
- Is there a city pass (discounted multiple day/attraction pass for the city)?
- Are there any discounts with a teacher’s ID?
- Are there any coupons available on Groupon or Yelp?
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