Living in today's Internet society, some homeschoolers may wonder if attending a homeschool convention is still necessary. After all, with easy access to information and homeschool websites, why not just save yourself the hassle and added travel expenses and enjoy the convenience of shopping online?

As great a tool as the Internet may be, there are still some wonderful benefits to attending a homeschool convention that can't be found anywhere else. Here are just a few reasons why you should make plans to attend a homeschool conference near you in 2012:

Find Encouragement
After spending the winter months inside, it's easy to think you're the only one homeschooling in the world. Getting out to see crowds and talk with other Christian homeschool families at spring and summer homeschool conventions helps you find support, gather new ideas, and remember that you're not alone.

Get Quality Information
Who has time to search through tons of homeschool information on the Internet? Save yourself the frustration and reap the benefits of experienced homeschool convention leaders. Event organizers usually spend hours sifting through information to choose only the best workshop topics, speakers, and homeschool curriculum providers who offer valuable, up-to-date information and products.

Learn from Workshops
Discovering new ideas for becoming a better homeschooling parent is easier with practical "how-to" workshops. Most conventions not only offer workshops to improve your teaching abilities and homeschool's academic quality, but also workshops that relate to current legal issues in your state, family relationships, parenting, and more. Remember, every good teacher remains a student.

Help Dad Get in the Game
One great advantage of attending a homeschool convention is to get Dad more involved in the homeschooling process. Although many dads work full time and leave homeschooling more to Mom, they also care deeply about their child's education. By attending a homeschool convention, your husband can gather information, talk to other homeschooling fathers, and better understand homeschooling issues. Most of all, a convention will give him a whole new perspective and appreciation for your responsibilities involved in homeschooling.

Purchase Curriculum Materials
The vendor exhibit hall at homeschool conventions offers a huge number of curriculum choices on every major subject. Since most curriculums are not sold in book stores, attending a convention gives you the freedom to examine products firsthand before purchasing. Another benefit is that you can better customize your child's homeschooling experience by finding the right resources that meet his individual needs. To make the most of your time, be sure to plan ahead and note which booths you want to visit during the conference.

In addition to these great benefits, homeschool parents who visit the Alpha Omega Publications booth at their homeschool convention will enjoy the benefits of these great deals:

    • Homeschool curriculum demonstrations
    • Curriculum product displays
    • 20% off and free shipping on convention orders
    • AOP VIP membership cards
    • Registration to win free prizes
For help finding a homeschool convention near you, view the complete list of homeschool conventions that Alpha Omega Publications will be attending in 2012!