Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Home as School

For years, homeschool families have shared the fact that school buildings are not required for learning and education. Now, nearly every family around the world has first-hand experience and knowledge of this fact.

A long school day is also not required. An hour or two per day is an average timetable, depending on your child’s age. For kindergarten to first-grade levels, the time requirement is about 30 to 60 minutes per day. For elementary-school levels, the time required is approximately 60 to 90 minutes per day. For teens and high-school levels, it’s about 2 to 4 hours per day, depending on their individual electives, studies, and goals.

Of course, outside of these time requirements, children will consistently be learning on their own. They’ll do this automatically, with extra time to experience each day in their own ways, to pursue topics that interest them, and through acquiring new knowledge due to their innate, natural curiosity.

With the Internet, online libraries, and online courses covering every topic imaginable, children can learn anything and everything from the comfort of their homes.

As homeschool families have often said: Homeschooling is NOT school at home. Classrooms, desks, textbooks, test materials are NOT required. Many families now understand this.

Your children simply need a safe, comfortable area where you can spend time together and learn together, read together and have discussions together. A place where your children can experiment and explore, stretch their minds and stretch their abilities, acquire new knowledge and soar in new directions.

Help your children to see that this is an exciting time for their education, to see how much more they can learn and how much farther they can go, without the constraints of school buildings and long schooldays.

There’s no limit to what your children can learn, no limit on how fast and how far their minds can expand. Help them to grasp and make the most of this extraordinary time. And treasure these special moments together!

Happy Homeschooling from EverythingHomeschooling.com!