What Are Your Plans for Homeschool Convention Season?
It’s March and that means homeschool convention season is here! When I started homeschooling, these events were such a lifesaver. Even now, 12 years into my homeschooling journey, I still gain so much out of them: curriculum ideas, fun activities and events for the kids, curriculum sales, and not to mention the inspiring speaker sessions that are led by various homeschool icons.
I’ve created this homeschool conventions 101 list below that gives you a bit of background info on these hugely resourceful events:
Homeschool conventions take place in states all throughout the country, so you are likely to find one near you. The first one I attended was near my home in Atlanta.
Although you can find conventions for specific religions or geographic areas, there are also secular and inclusive conventions that appeal to families from all walks of life.
The larger conventions usually charge a registration fee and the cost varies depending on what’s included, such as kids’ activities and other special events.
Attendees can receive discounts on area hotels. This allows you to stay close to all the action and sometimes even walk right over to the vendor hall.
If you can’t make it to any of this year’s conventions, don’t worry! You can still reap the benefits from the comfort of your home. Head over to the Time4Learning blog to read our tips and check out the video that was recorded of another homeschool mom offering tips and advice for those of you that won’t be able to make it.
– Katie, homeschooling mom of 2 boys