Deciding to homeschool brings up lots of questions and issues for new and veteran homeschoolers alike. Whenever someone asks for advice, the first thing I say is find a park day. Naturally, we know our kids are going to look for friends, but we forget that homeschooling parents need support, as well. Finding and committing to a weekly park day helps answer questions from local educational resources to navigating feelings of doubt and uncertainty. It helps to talk to parents who have BTDT.
Wednesdays - El Dorado Park 3pm-dusk, then they move over to the local mall for dinner and more play till 10 or 11pm. Mostly unschoolers, though, all are welcome. They just don't sit around talking about curriculum. Contact Cindy at hijola AT yahoo DOT com for exact location.
Long Beach Homeschoolers
Wednesdays - College Estates Park 2pm-5pm. Sports class at 2pm. There is no designated leader of this group, so go ahead and introduce yourself.
Tuesday Park Day - Stearns Park 1:30pm-dusk