Are you considering homeschooling your children? Here are just some of the many benefits you and your children can gain from it.
First of all, you do not have to wake the children up at 6:30 or earlier each morning to send them to school. A child that has had enough sleep will be more receptive to learning instead of sleeping through classes.
Home school gives more control of the influences you want your children to receive. Your child’s growth and development are removed from the realm of the unknown. You can decide what your child should learn.
Making a curriculum to meet the needs and interests of the child is one of the most obvious advantages of school at home. Each child is different with different interests and skills. Teaching you little ones about things they are interested in will greatly increase the learning and also making school an enjoyable experience.
Personal attention is another outstanding advantage of homeschooling. For example, if a child needs more time to learn math, then they can reduce the time of their English lessons to meet this need. Also you have a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 1 instead of in a classroom where the teacher is not able to dedicate much time per student.
There is no set time for learning subjects. This means that a child has the advantage of assigning more hours to the subject that seems more difficult, without any additional pressure. The amount of time to learn each subject will depend on the abilities and interests of the child.
The education of the child becomes an extension of family activity. Parents are involved in every step of the learning process.
Study trips and experiments become family activities. Thus the child receives more quality time with his parents. The child is also free from all kinds of negative pressure from his peers when making choices, making decisions and asking questions. For some children, the teasing of their classmates does not matter to them, but for the majority it does, which limits the freedom of expression and experimentation.
Competition against others is limited in the home school environment. The child does not have to demonstrate his capacity in relation to other children. Your confidence remains intact. Since parents have a better understanding of their children, they can plan the learning program to arouse the interest of the child.
It is also possible to interject difficult tasks with fun activities. A difficult hour of algebra can be followed by a trip to the nearest museum. Learning is fun.
Parents can also adapt the curriculum that meets each child’s learning style. Some children learn by reading, while others have to write and even more, others have to see objects in action.
Finally there are many parents who has been disillusioned by the traditional schooling system believing that their children receive too much pressure or disagrees with the disciplines and ethics of schools.
Many also reject the educational philosophy of grouping children according to their age, for what is called youth culture because each child is very different, matures at different rates, learns in different ways and so on.
Some parents have unhappy memories of their own school experience which motivates them to opt for homeschooling when it is time for their children to start school.
Home school is one of the best ways to teach a child to develop his or her capacity and interest in their education. After all, no one can understand or appreciate your children more than you.
Do you homeschool or plan to homeschool your children? Have any experiences with homeschooling? Let me know in the comments below!