GeekMom’s Education Week: Boost Learning and Fun With Special Interest Groups

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multi-age bagpipe band, multi-age bagpipe band,

Image by L. Weldon

We like spending time with people who delight in the same things that fascinate us. That might be playing bagpipes, understanding Civil War strategy, making homemade cheese, or brewing beer. Who doesn’t love talking about a favorite topic? It’s certainly easy to build friendships that way. Shared interests also foster greater enthusiasm and motivate us to expand our knowledge. That’s why interest-based groups make so much sense for our kids.

In my family, interest-based groups are an important part of homeschooling life. We have formed a number of these groups over the years. Some, like a history club made up of eager parents and not-so-eager young children, barely lasted long enough for a few meetings. Others have lasted ten years.

[To read the rest of Laura Grace Weldon’s very detailed post on forming educational groups with other families, head to GeekMom!]

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