Posted on Jun 3 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin
Although teaching and learning styles vary, most families tend to reduce or stop formal lessons in the summer. Janice Campbell writes about how to develop a lifestyle of learning–continuously learning from everyday or specially scheduled activities. Many parents underestimate how much can be learned by doing, or by a child whose interest has been piqued by an event. Creative time off can lend itself to exploring these interests, particularly when there is no rush to do “homework.” Find more suggestions in the short article.
One frequently sees articles by homeschoolers on how to juggle large families and plenty of babies or toddlers (we do have statistically larger families). There are fewer articles on the special considerations for parents who have an only child–or perhaps the youngest is the only one left at home for a few years becoming the functional equivalent of an only child. Read about the challenges and benefits of homeschooling “only one” and see those words worked into a clever acronym.