I am so excited that you are here!
Do you know why?
Because you are interested in homeschooling, of course!
If you are reading this and came here to read this post, then it tells me a lot about you.
For one, you want to homeschool.
But not just that!
You want to homeschool effectively!
What type of homeschooling do you want your child or children to have?
A great one, right?
Well, no matter what your educational philosophy might be or what road you might be taking to educate your children at home, you are in the right place.
If you grew up in traditional school or you took your children out of one, you will know that there are things that you definitely want to do differently.
So, let’s talk about those!
Come find out about some homeschool ideas and tips that will help you homeschool effectively, no matter what homeschool style you embrace!
I think you are really going to love this list!
As you watch or listen to this training, know that you will be able to get more information than what is included in this blog post.
I really want to encourage you to take the time to watch or listen and take notes.
This will be helpful to you now and in the future.
1 Keep in Touch with their Needs
Make learning more fun by teaching them in the best way the learn, whether if it’s a technique, a specific activity or book.
If you are planning to homeschool all the way up to high school or you are taking it year by year, month by month or even day by day, you will be able to make your relationship stronger with your children by being around them more.
As you are doing your homeschool activities, you are doing so much more than just learning.
You are bonding.
You are getting to know each other better.
You are troubleshooting issues that come up during your day.
And so much more!
2 Plan the Day with your Child
Even if you’re following a lesson plan, it’s good to brainstorm with your child about their day ahead.
Give them options. Ask them what they feel about doing tasks in certain ways. Give them time to adjust to the schedule.
In natural homeschooling, you are going to include the child in your planning so it can be a mix of things they have to do with things they want to do.
You can plan to start a foreign language, a new topic, a new subject or a new activity.
Whatever it is, include the child in the planning!
3 Involve the Family
Homeschooling involves integrating your child’s educational schedule with your family’s regular routine.
Have a chat with your family and know what their expectations are with the home school setup—and what is expected of them.
You might have so many homeschooling ideas, but do they all fit your family?
Whether you are focusing on traditional homeschool, you are eclectic or you follow a specific method, be sure to choose what is best for everyone, including you.
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4 Be Flexible
Learning from home can be difficult, new, and frustrating.
Facilitate your child’s study schedule closely, but be flexible to change it up based on your child’s learning tendencies and emotional state at the time.
Take a hard look at the homeschool curriculum you are using for each child regularly and make adjustments as needed.
I personally love the Montessori homeschool method because of how much independence and flexibility it inspires.
You should take a look if you don’t know about Montessori.
But other forms of being flexible is by adding more calming and fun things that children like, such as art and crafts, studying topics that they love, etc.
5 Take Breaks
It’s a simple advice – and you can’t underestimate the power of breaks.
Add it to your schedule and make it fun—or be spontaneous and flexible and take it when you can.
Build breaks into your curriculum for homeschool to flow smoothly and successfully.
In home education, you will learn quickly that children like a couple of breakfasts, lunch, a couple of snacks and then dinner, so plan accordingly.
6 Take the Homeschool Quiz
Have you taken my homeschool quiz yet?
It has been very helpful to many parents!
We discuss 8 homeschooling methods, including some like classical education, unit studies, Charlotte Mason homeschool with living books, eclectic homeschool and more.
This will be a helpful resource to help you make decisions on what to use for your children at home.
7 Use our Resources
You will provide the core lessons, but you can also make use of other resources like worksheets available online to support or expand it.