Monday, September 17, 2012
Free Ways for Moms To Learn From Home
The kids are all in school. The house is cleaned, laundry is started...now what do you do???
It's nice to have some down time to relax so you can be energized for your family when they get home. However, now is the time to start getting ready for your future also.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to stay home after your kids start school - congratulations! Consider taking some enrichment classes for fun during your free time. Some examples would be piano or guitar lessons, a foreign language, or perhaps learn a craft.
Some parents choose or will need to got back to work once their kids go to school. There are lots of courses you can take to help you transition back into the workforce. Here are just a few topics available: resume writing, cover pages, computer course such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint or HTML. You also may consider taking college type courses on writing, science, education or social sciences. There are lots to choose from when you know where to looks.
Here are some great sites to get you started:
200 Free Online Class - lots of courses offered by top quality colleges like MIT and Yale
Lots of Classes or Tutorials covering a variety of subjects such as Windows, Office, Google, email and interviewing skills, writing cover letters, math basics, money and everyday life topics also.
Free-Ed.net - lots and lots of courses - mostly college type courses from various sources. It searches the net and finds the best free courses.
Learn a language - Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, German, Chinese, Russian and English
Livemocha - another site that helps you learn a new language - even get lessons sent to your cell.
YouTube - just type in "learn" into the search box and find ALL kinds of fun things to learn. Crafts, languages, speed reading, guitar lessons, almost any software program you can think of, and lots, lots more.
Code Academy - Teaches you HTML. It's fun and easy. Even great for older kids. This site shows you how to program websites for fun or profit.
Whether you take courses for fun or to advance your career the goal is to improve your life and the lives of those around you.
I'm not affiliated or a representative for any of these sites. I don't make a dime from any of them. They are just sites I've found during my own personal search looking for fun things to learn on the web.