The term ‘homeschooling’ basically refers to the process in which one or more children of not more than two families are instructed by parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household. The laws that define homeschooling vary from State to State, as do the legal requirements for establishing a homeschool.
For most children, the process of learning begins long before starting formal schooling. Many children already know their alphabets, the names of animals, colors and other more complicated information before they reach school. This is mostly due to the hard work of a member of the family who has taken the time to teach the child.
Homeschooling is just a natural progression from here. Instead of sending their children to a public school, parents make their own curriculum and teach their children in ways that best suit the child. This is homeschooling, in its most simplistic form.