Instagram is my favorite social media platform. I love to check out home decor, natural hairstyles, and outfits of the day. However, I also like to use Instagram to make my homeschooling more interesting.
The homeschool community is well represented on Instagram, so you may want to take time to explore it. Here are some of the ways I use Instagram to enhance my homeschooling.
Follow favorite authors. If there’s an author your kids love, follow that author on Instagram. Author pages often feature updates, giveaways, and book tour dates. An author’s Instagram account is a great way to get amazing behind the scenes info about books and characters.
Follow a few foodies. Like many homeschool moms I know, I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen each day. I’ve got to get food on the table several times a day. So if I need meal inspiration, I’ll check out Instagram’s gorgeous pics of mouthwatering meals, as well as links to accompanying recipes.
Find fun projects. Homeschoolers all across the country are completing amazing projects. Find inspiring homeschool “how to” by searching homeschool related hashtags. It won’t take long for you to find some great projects your kids will want to try.
Create your own homeschool portfolio. Instagram is a fun way to keep track of what you do during the school year. Snap and post pics of fun field trips, awesome activities, and of course, those enjoyable every day moments. Consider posting at least one picture each day. What a fun way to document all you’re doing this school year!
Make connections with fellow homeschoolers. As you like, comment, and follow others, you may find yourself making connections with other homeschool families. Perhaps the homeschool mom you follow uses the same homeschool approach as you or maybe she’s using the same math curriculum. Jump into the community by asking questions and sharing what you know.
Social media has changed the way homeschoolers interact and Instagram is no exception. Now, with just a few keystrokes homeschool moms can connect with others and discover new ways to enhance their homeschools. Are you on Instagram yet?