It’s a common question, and there are some common misconceptions about the definition of an eclectic homeschool.   The basic premise is that eclectic homeschoolers do not rely on any one style or method of homeschooling.  They give themselves the freedom to jump around among homeschool curriculum, and they may use a math book from one publisher and a history text from another.  They may count science classes at the local museum as their science curriculum, or they might send their child to Spanish class at the YMCA.  Eclectic just means they do a little of this and a little of that.  Eclectic homeschoolers might even piece together a course of study themselves from various internet or library resources.  They commonly take advantage of the many free teacher resources on the internet for art, music, reading, or health and nutrition curriculum.   With eclectic homeschooling, as long as the kids are learning, the method or style doesn’t matter so much.

What is eclectic homeschooling?

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