Homeschooling is legal in Australia and thousands of families are doing it.
Around 20,000 Australian children are being homeschooled. Some parents do so because their child has a disability. Others may disagree with traditional schooling methods or the social environment.
Parents say they homeschool for a number of reasons including, lifestyle, dissatisfaction or disagreements with local schools, special needs, bullying and religion.
Research shows that when parents engage in simple science projects with their kids at home, it boosts their learning in school.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
Home schooling is on the rise, but why?
Home education has had a massive rise in popularity in Australia in recent years, with increases of 100% in six years in Victoria, 50% in two years in the ACT, 50% in eight years in South Australia, and…