How to Ease Your Kids into Being Homeschooled

Oft-times, kids have varied reactions to the news of being switched from public school to homeschool. Some are elated and excited to begin this new chapter in their educations. While others are confused, and even upset, at the prospect of leaving the traditional classroom and their friends. However, if homeschool is something you absolutely think is best for your kids, this article outlines methods to ease your kids into being homeschooled.

Change Up the Schedule to Accommodate Late Sleepers and Morning Routines

With homeschool, you can create your own times, so you can accommodate late sleepers. If you allow your kids to wake up naturally, they are sure to be more refreshed and ready for the few hours of at-home curriculum you have planned for them.

Create an Interactive Curriculum that Mixes Knowledge and Interests

One downer about public school is that children rarely get to study what truly interests them. Arts and music, for example, are the most common banished subjects when budget cuts are made. Ergo, you should create a curriculum that mixes must-have knowledge, like math and science, with extras that your children have interest in, like cooking and sports.

Relent to Weekly Get-Togethers for Children with Public School Friends

If your child has been in public school for a while, they have probably accumulated a few close friends. Instead of cutting them off completely from at-school pals, encourage them to invite those friends over on a weekly basis. Encourage them to bring those friendships home, to the real world outside of public school. You could even invest in indoor playground equipment for those rainy days.

Start with Two or Three Days of the Week

Most children need an adjustment period to ease into homeschool curriculum and the concept of learning from home at all. Hence, you should start slow. Give the kids a week of rest from public school, then integrate two to three days the following week. Keep adding a day until you have a good schedule that works for you and your kiddos.

Homeschool is a personal choice, and one that has proven to have great educational results for parents and children alike. So, if your youngster has problems easing into the idea of being homeschooled, you should implement the aforementioned methods in hopes of creating excitement, elation, and anticipation for the new routines to come.

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Enjoying Early Childhood

Early childhood is a precious time in the life of a child. It is a time for children to develop as they begin to age towards becoming an adult. Numerous studies have confirmed that early childhood is very important for each child. While it can be easy to focus on educating a child, there are other ways to develop a child that are safe and fun.

Going Out Exploring
It can be one thing to tell a child about animals that may be exotic or unique. It can be another thing to show children animals that are wild and different. Parents, relatives playground photo playground_zpsna1gp6x8.jpgand other adults can do a great disservice to children by only showing them life through the pages of a book or pictures on a screen. Children love to explore and interact with life. Take advantage of their curiosity and go places. Go to a zoo and see the monkeys and other animals that are difficult to locate. Make the decision to go to a lake. See a child dig in the sand and be amazed at the waves. Instead of describing something, try to show the child in person what is trying to be communicated. When this is done, it can excite and educate younger children more than learning how to write certain letters or numbers on a paper.

Run, Jump, Play
Children at young ages are not meant to sit in chairs for a very long time. It can be difficult for children to stay quiet for even an hour for an event, such as going to a restaurant, sitting in church or being quiet during a funeral. Instead of getting after a child, there are plenty of ways a child can work off some energy. One of the best ways this is done is with peers. There are early childhood environments that enable children to play and have a good time with others. Playground equipment continues to improve in terms of safety and design. Furthermore, playground equipment and other types play sets are being intentionally made for children who are quite young. This is a wonderful benefit to parents who want their younger children to have fun and be active.

Early childhood should be a fun and pleasing experience. Young children are still figuring out many things in life. Adults should be giving young children opportunities to be active while having fun.

 

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