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Aug 17, 2007
Home schooling is one of the fastest growing educational fields. Over the years, the number of parents who are opting for home schooling as a means to educate their children has increased tremendously. Surveys show that around 3 million students throughout the country are presently being home schooled. The reasons for opting for this mode of education vary widely. The most common reason being that parents can have some measure of control over what is being taught to their children and how it benefits them. One of the biggest problems faced by most parents who are planning to home school their kids is getting the right study materials and textbooks. These study materials can use up a large part of the family budget. However, buying outdated study materials will be of new use, parents need to make sure that the study materials that they purchase are the most up to date materials.

Since home schooling has become such a popular mode of education, there are various resources available to help parents get the much-needed materials while saving a lot on money. There are a variety of options that can be used to find the suitable textbooks and study materials:

1. Pre packaged curriculum
2. Public libraries
3. Home school lending libraries
4. Online resources

Pre packaged curriculum

Students pursuing home schooling should purchase textbooks or curriculums that especially designed home schools. These curriculums can be found online or in home school catalogs. The advantage of such programs is that they are easy to follow and they generally come with a large variety of materials. Home schooling students can combine studying with going on field trips. There are various home school organizations that assist parents in getting the right textbooks and syllabus.

Public and home school lending libraries

Be it a large city or a rural area, the public library is the best way to get information on home schooling. The materials available at libraries are free and this can help a great deal by saving a lot of money. Other library resources that are now made available for home schooling children are the home school libraries. However, parents might have to do a lot more research. Most home school organizations or groups have libraries of their own. Books can be browsed through for much longer periods of time and helpful recommendations on textbooks can be received from here.
Online resources

Internet or online resources are one of the most helpful options available to parents opting for home schooling for their children. The Internet is the largest library. There are many online sites that help parents in buying either second hand or brand new textbooks and other study materials. What is more, these materials tend to be relatively inexpensive.

Most parents use all the options available to get the resources for educating their children. When it comes to educating children, no expenses should be spared. It is absolutely necessary to provide children with the right study materials to help them progress in academics. High quality study materials are always a good choice to make.
About the Author
Thinking of Homeschooling? Citizens' High School is a full government accredited Home School provider that employers, colleges and universities value a more than a GED. Please visit http://www.citizenshighschool.com and sign up for a free information package.E-mail: inforequests@citizenschool.com Phone: 1-800-736-4723
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