How do Home Educated children socialise?

This is something people always ask about....Lol... like it's impossible to Home ed because of this issue.

Firstly I believe Home Ed kids are exposed to more people from all walks of life than school kids. How? well, they are not sat in a class of around 30 kids all the same age and sometimes gender day in day out Monday - Friday. My children easily make friends with children any age, race, religion, Home educated or School kids. They also understand how to get along with older people, the elderly for example when attending Friday prayers.

Secondly they have more opportunities to socialise, they aren't sat at home working by themselves. There are many Home Ed get togethers, workshops (Art, Science, Writing) etc. They also get the opportunity to go on more trips and work experience. Like when they helped at the local charity shop, taking real money from real customers.

They also have many sports activities to attend. At the moment these are Taekwondo, Swimming & cricket.

Who says school is the only place where children socialise? In fact, when I was at school and I spoke to the child next to me in class, we were reminded by the teacher 'You aren't here to socialise you know!'

Also adults who work from home are never questioned on how they socialise so why is it different for Home Ed kids?

Please share your thoughts on this issue!



  1. I very much enjoyed reading this sis Alhamdulilah it's a very important topic you mentioned! I try to utilise the environment as much as possible, when it snowed we traced letters in the snow, reading letters and numbers on car plates, looking at the letters on signs in the supermarket, counting how many cars we saw when walking. One of the things I find interesting about some home-educators is the role-play equipment they buy e.g. Pretend kitchen items or wooden fruit which is joined with Velcro and can be "cut" in half. The school environment uses role-play because they've taken children out of this environment within the home, but at home just let your children explore the real kitchen with you using real cooking activities or let them cut up real fruit etc. I personally feel it's best for children to understand how the skills they learn are relative and needed in their life as much as possible e.g. Reading the letters seen on supermarket signs as a learning resource shows children one reason why they need to learn to read is so they can read food packaging When shopping. I'm very happy to see you discuss the topic of not using expensive resources unless it's truly necessary. Hopefully your blog will stop some people wasting money or feeling inadequate if they don't have the money to spend - May allah reward you for this my dear sister ��

    1. That is so true about the wooden fruit etc. At home they can use real fruit, real money, even deal with real customers when they helped out a local charity shop. Lovely ideas, Jazakillah Khair for commenting ;)


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