5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Homeschool Life
The start of a school year is a great time to implement good habits and practices. Whether you like to focus on a few core components, try one new experience, or jump into the year at full speed, implementing these five concepts is a great way to jumpstart your homeschool.
Jumpstart Your Homeschool Life Positively
1. Build healthy habits
Building new habits–new financial practices, new productivity goals, new health plans–are worthy goals. When you boil all of this down to the core, the focus is the same. Developing the self-discipline to practice new habits and incorporate them into your life on a long-term basis is key to achieving any goal.
In this blog post, homeschool mom Kyndra Steinmann talks about the importance of instilling good work habits in your children from a young age. She offers tips and encouragement for parenting through the difficult periods of habit-building and shares how she instills good work ethics in her own homeschool.
2. Find a volunteer activity
Volunteering is one of the most rewarding experiences you can incorporate into your homeschool life. Children who learn how to volunteer their time and skills develop skills in stewardship, empathy, collaboration, leadership, and problem-solving. Check out this Homeschool Living for plenty of ways to volunteer as a family or individually.
3. Learn a new language
Learning a new language not only gives kids the obvious benefits of expanding their communication, but can also help to instill a love and appreciation for other cultures and languages, develop their communication skills, and teaches diligence in learning. This Homeschool Living is a great place to start if you are interested in teaching–and learning!–a foreign language in your homeschool.
4. Start a Bible reading plan
One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is being able to focus on what is most important for your family and children. Don’t waste that opportunity by not incorporating Bible study and devotions into your homeschool life. It’s so important that we model the importance of setting aside time every day to read, study, and pray as a family and as individuals. Check out this Homeschool Living for some great encouragement, practical examples of how this could look in your homeschool life, and tons of great resources.
5. Make time for rest
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all of our good intentions, especially at this time of year. Something that is so easy to overlook when we are making plans and setting goals is the importance of taking time out to rest, recharge, and quietly connect with family. This blog post features some fun ways to incorporate a tea time into your homeschool life as a way to consciously put a pause on the busyness and just enjoy some stillness.