Have you decided that you want to teach your children right at home, rather than sending them to school? Well, who could be a better teacher to them than you are? After all, you know your children better than anybody else does, and you more than likely know how to reach their little minds better than anybody else would. From home activities to taking them on field trips, here are some ideas that might help you to strengthen their minds.

Decide What Teaching Style You'll Want To Have - Do you want a kind of classroom setting right in your home, or do you want to have a more casual learning environment. For example, if you want a classroom setting kind of like the schools have, you'll probably want to set up an actual room with a table or a desk and surround it with learning tools. On the other hand, if you want a more casual setting, you may want to move from room to room, using even the kitchen for learning activities.

If you do decide to have a controlled school setting, think about making it a very bright and cheerful place to be. For instance, have colorful posters on the walls. In a more casual setting, you don't even have to set anything up. Use the kitchen for science experiments and use your family room to watch educational films. Either way, you'll want to provide appropriate learning activities for your children's age groups. And, you can teach to each age group. For instance, if you are teaching a very young child a science lesson about animals, he or she can simply draw pictures of different animals and learn their names. On the other hand, if your children are older, they can do reports on the same animals and perhaps even create a type of book for younger siblings to enjoy.

Learning Outside Of The Home - Don't forget that the world can be your curriculum. For example, when you take your children with you to the grocery store, help them to calculate the price of foods that you take off the shelves and then add the amounts together when you get home. Go to stores that sell collectibles from around the world and write down the countries that you see represented. For example, write down that you saw beautiful pottery from Africa. Then upon reaching home, look up facts about Africa and help your children to learn about the different African cultures. 

Think about encouraging your children to keep a journal of their every day home learning activities. One day those journals will be treasures!