Where can homeschool moms find encouragement all summer long while their kids climb trees, run around on the splash pad, and chat with their friends? Where can homeschooled kids find friends over the summer? Park Day!
Every Wednesday this summer, homeschool families from our group have been meeting at Millwood Park from 11:30am to 2pm. On July 3rd, we had record numbers, with around 27 homeschool families represented. The sun has been shining beautifully all summer, with a nice breeze under the trees where we eat a picnic lunch we each bring.
Many homeschool mothers have asked me what I do to help my children cultivate friendships so that they will not be lonely. Park Day is the main way for my children to see their friends over the summer. With a couple of hours once a week to cultivate or begin a new friendship, it's easier to continue the friendship over the course of the school year because a strong friendship has already been established.
What are some other ways to find friendships for your homeschooled children?
We hope this blog serves to encourage families as they educate their children at home!
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