Homeschooling has its benefits, but it can also seem overwhelming at first. Besides fulfilling household and work duties while managing your child's education can be a task, it is absolutely doable. Although, with no teaching experience, the first few months of homeschooling can feel impossible, you can totally adapt to homeschool life and truly enjoy the freedom to educate your child in a way that works with your family schedule and value system. Read on for the tips.
Never Try to Do it All!
Don't try to create a curriculum on your own. You can find homeschool resources online and can even buy an utterly predesigned curriculum, which saves you time and energy. Family Literacy Week 2020: Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read Without Making Them Sing ABCDs.
Create a Checklist and Not a Schedule
Make a schedule for your school day. But if you find it challenging to stick to a schedule while managing the rest of your work, try using a checklist instead. Simply make a daily list of things that should be covered, and cross it off as you go. Use a checklist to get the freedom in deciding how each day plays out.
Ease Into the School Day
Don't shy away from starting off the day with play or quiet time. The ability to move at a slower pace is part of the joy of homeschooling. Drink your coffee while your child plays, and you'll both be in a better mood to kick off your school day. Parents, Here's Why You Shouldn't Force Your Child to Apologise.
Do Not Stretch More Than Four Hours
Traditional schools sure hold classes all day, and you can complete your homeschool within two to four hours. With one-on-one teaching, homeschooling truly doesn't take long to complete, leaving more time for you to do. Talking to Your Children Often Helps to Boost Their Intelligence, Finds Study.
Give Them a Classroom to Learn
If you are teaching them math, consider getting them to the kitchen and help them measure ingredients and determine how much time is needed in the oven. Similarly, get outside to teach them about weather patterns and growth cycles. There are opportunities to learn everywhere, so do not be stuck in a room!
While you might like to give all your attention to your child, your children do not need access to you at all hours of the day. Set a block of time each day for everyone in the family to practice quiet time. This will give you the needed break and allow you time to rest or focus solely on your own tasks.
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