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Thinking of Homeschooling?

Jun 17, 2008
Homeschooling your kid has its many challenges, so make sure you are prepared for it.

- Curriculum is meant as a guidance only. So be flexible in your approach and make sure the kid enjoy the schooling process. Focus on the learning and not the curriculum progress.

- Always use example when you teach.

- Most children do not like writing, and therefore may need some help and care where writing is concerned. Many parents will realize that children can think much more and be more creative if someone is there to help them write out their thoughts.

- Let the kid develop at their own speed. Do not force them into anything.

- There must be no other distraction such as tv or radio during the homeschooling. The children must learn to respect that there is a time for study and play.

- Bring the children to library and expose them to learning community. Create a conducive environment for your kid.

- Have a structure learning process where your kid can follow. Always start with easy things and then move on to explain the difficult one.

- There must be a good balance between play and study. Understand what you kid loves and you can structure the playing time around what he likes.

- Different educational material appeals to different type of learners. Workbooks, flashcards, matching games, instruction charts and books appeal to the more visual learners. Songs and rhymes and instruments please auditory learners and model kits, puzzles, typing and gardening etc are preferred mode of learning for the kinesthetic learners - understand your child preference.
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Which is better? Homeschools Vs Public School. If you are thinking of homeschooling your children, make sure everyone are prepared for the challenges.
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