When homeschooling your children, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to look like traditional schooling. Homeschooling is very flexible. You don’t have to limit yourself to a standard 8am to 3pm schedule or to a traditional curriculum. Hands-on activities, such as science experiments and playing games, work very well. A community of homeschoolers exists to provide advice and resources. There are online lists of teaching strategies, activities for pre-schoolers, and checklists for various subjects. You can make use of textbooks, teacher-produced materials, documentaries, films, and even private teachers. To begin homeschooling, get an overview of topics to cover and talk to our kids about what they’d like to learn. Purchase a curriculum or create your own. Then, dive right in and begin learning.
- With homeschooling comes a lot of flexibility in terms of hours of learning and method of teaching.
- A homeschooling curriculum can include textbooks and other books, documentaries and films, and even private teachers.
- There are resources available for teaching strategies, activity ideas, and curriculum creation.
“I’ll try to offer some practical starting points below, but first let me say that you can do this!”