Neither for us. Our kids learn at home. All our kids are still to young for us to have to worry about formal paperwork yet, but we still do regular lessons (like hand made worksheets) with them. Of course they also learn through everyday activities and conversations.
Our oldest (4 yrs) is currently learning kindergarten level material. I am a sahm, so we have been able to start our lessons as soon as the children show enough interest and patience to learn something. Home learning has given us the freedom to adapt the lessons and teaching methods to each of our children.
As far as socialization goes, we have done playdates, swim lessons, toddler gym classes, and storytime sessions at the local library. The kids also learn how to interact with people of all ages, not just peers. They receive interaction, but have a more realistic picture than children in public schools, where all adults are authority figures and kids are peers
at 12:33 AM on Aug. 30, 2010