If you haven’t thought of homeschooling before, it’s worth considering; in recent years, homeschooling has become more possible thanks to digital technology and more popular. There are many advantages to homeschooling your kids; read on to find out about some of the great benefits and why you should consider homeschooling kids at any stage of education.
With homeschooling, you are not tied down to a set schedule; if you want to go on holiday with your young learners, it’s easy to take some time away from the books and learn in a more immersive and interactive way. Not only that, parents can change their schedules to suit needs.
Flexibility is one of the values of the modern world; people need flexibility in their work and family lives, so it makes sense to build this into the education system as well. Forget about conforming to the education system; you can create a personal curriculum and schedule.
No School Runs
The school run might well be a thing of the past, thanks to homeschooling. The school run is always stressful; children have to be woken up on time, they have to get ready and eat breakfast in time to leave the house and miss the traffic. Of course, this isn’t always successful.
Homeschooling means no school runs and less stress. Before you know it, you will wonder how you ever managed to conduct school runs in the morning, and you start to take the calmness of mind for granted. No school runs also increases the time you have in your day to study.
School is very prescriptive; children attend classes and learn from books and teachers in a uniform way. Unfortunately, this is not the best way to teach students of any age, and modern educational environments are starting to realise it. Children require more personalized learning.
With homeschooling, parent-teachers can assess the strengths, weaknesses, and interests of students and cater to them more fully. Additionally, students can inform teachers of their likes, dislikes, and interests which helps to improve their education by increasing quality and focus.
Homeschooling means that you can create your own schedule and curriculum, your children don’t have to sit a lot of exams to check their progress; they can simply learn at a pace that is best suited to them. Of course, students can also sit the national exams if they apply for them.
All of this means that homeschooling your children give you more flexibility and freedom overall; there is no need to conform to a curriculum or schedule, you have complete freedom to design your child’s education using Age of Learning resources in a way that best suits learning styles.
You might not be the best teacher in the world, but you know your children the best, you know their strengths, weaknesses, and interests, and you know how to get the best out of them; this kind of focus and attention tends to be absent from most conventional learning environments.