I'm new here and relatively new to homeschooling. My dd is 5 and this is our first year of real homeschooling. We did homeschool for preschool but it is what I would consider somewhat relaxed.
My dd is a quick learner and although she doesn't want to do school work sometimes she picks it up rather quickly. The problem we're running into is that she seems bored/lonely. Last year she had quite a few friends that didn't get into preschool ( we have a preschool shortage and highest need kids get in first, leaving very few openings) so we had playdates and the library offers classes 1-2 times a week for preschool age kids. This year all of her friends started Kindergarten and we decided to continue homeschooling. I LOVE the idea of homeschooling and knowing what she is learning and helping her and almost everything about it, but after the 1-1/2 hours max. it takes to do actual school work she spends the rest of the day trying to find stuff to do. I can see she misses her friends and basically her social life. We have a homeschool group about 20-25 minutes away that offers gym twice a week and we go to that but other than that the group doesn't seem that active. She's a little too old for the library classes now and she does participate in soccer in the fall and t-ball in the spring but day to day she seems really bored and lonely :(
I don't want to send her to public school. The schools around here are not acceptable in my opinion, this is one of the reasons we considered homeschooling but I don't know what else to do???
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
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