Learning Experiences Outside the Four Walls of our Home

By Mommy Donna and Kib - May 28, 2012

They say homeschooling is boring.  You don't see people very often, your child doesn't have a playmate, you don't get to do things aside from studying.  That's what you think...

The beauty of homeschooling is you can design your the activities for your child.  In a regular school, the child is given few options on what activities he/she can do.  They have a schedule to follow and activities are strict and rigid.  In homeschooling, a child is given an option what a child wants to study first and what extra-curricular activity he/she wants to have.  The interest of the child is very much respected in homeschooling and the child has more time to do it than when a child is studying in a regular school.  The child is always tired at the end of the day and when he/she gets home from school, he/she still needs to do a homework and prepare for the test on the following day.  

Currently, my son is into modelling.  He had been to several fashion shows at SM and Robinson's malls.  I also plan to let him undergo acting and singing workshops.  Here are some of his pictures doing ramp modelling:

Kib's first fashion show at SM Marikina

Fashion show at World Trade Center featuring Snoopy's holiday collection

Valentine fashion show at SM Taytay with co-model, Masheng Villestas

Mother's Day fashion show at Robinson's Galleria with me

I also expose Kib to different places of interest as I would like Kib to appreciate God's creation and learn from them.  We already had been to Museo Pambata, National Museum, Museum of the Filipino People, Philippine Science Centrum, PAGASA Observatory, PAGASA Planetarium, Manila Ocean Park, Avilon Zoo, Ark Avilon Zoo, Manila Zoo, Kinder Zoo, Malabon Zoo, Zoobic Safari, PAF Museum, Myth of the Human Body Exhibit, car shows, MV Logos Hope and USNS Tippecanoe (US merchant ship).  I also brought Kib to different tourist spots in the Philippines like Corregidor, Boracay, and Bohol.  A trip to Palawan has already been scheduled before the year ends.

The money that I saved from sending my son to a regular school had been allocated to travel.  There are still lots of places to visit in my bucket list.

This is what I love about homeschooling, giving you flexibility in schedule without worries of being absent in school.  You were able to do the things that you and your child both love.

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