Home Schooling has become such an alternative experience and although some people still find it hard to accept the fact that parents are taking responsibility for their child's education, there is no stopping a parent who is determined to homeschool his child.
The first thing that a first time homeschooling parent would look for is supplies. It's probably one of the first things that a curious parent would ask. All you need to remember if you are looking for supplies is that the internet is very large, and most likely, you will find resources there. Search engines are especially useful too; all you'll probably need to do is type “home school supplies” into the search bar and voila, instant resources!
For those parents who choose a certain curriculum, almost “real school” like in itself, or are looking for ready made curriculum based programs, you can get ready made curriculum at correspondence schools, or you can make your own.
So the next question is, where can you get ideas on what to teach? If you are homeschooling your child, chances are you don't want to employ the normal school type classes. Homeschooling can bring out the creativity in both the child and the parent.
As a parent, the first idea bank that you should look at would be your own experiences, how a certain object or event taught you a certain lesson while you were growing up. There is a big chance that, that certain situation or object can be found or reenacted in your own home, and who best to teach it than you?
Aside from your memory bank, you can also get ideas from several organizations dedicated to supporting home-schoolers. Camps and scouts may have materials that you can buy even if you're not a member. You can also make use of old publications, newspapers and magazines as “textbooks” for your child, take his favorite story and make it into a lesson. For a greater learning experience, you can take your child to the library. The library would probably be the biggest resource for both you and your child.
Remember natural learning is accepted in home schooling, and supplies for natural learning can be found all around the house, the chair, the bath, even in various flowers and if you want you can recreate the atmosphere that children's shows create on television. Using normal items, you can teach your children math, science, english, reading, almost everything. Just focus on your child's interests.