It is self-evident that schooling at home is called homeschooling, and out of here, this is the place where children are educated at home, either by their parents, or by private tutors.
Homeschooling has become popular with kids whose parents have a shifting job., as it is more convenient, because shifting schools is not only a problem for the parents, but also it may disturb the child’s study cycle.
Why go for home schooling?
Many parents believe that home schooling can provide their children a custom and complete education, which many believe is inaccessible in private or public schools. Home schooling is known to be the traditional method of teaching, and some parents also feel that along with education on various subjects, religious education is equally necessary. This selection of subjects in most cases it is not available in public schools. It may be available in private schools, but they may be too expensive or faith taught in schools may be different from their family religion.
Know your child’s learning style:
The parents should see to whether their children are learning the same educational topics and the same subject available in schools. To achieve this, first try to study your child and observe his or her interests – some children show signs from a very early age. They may be into indoor games, like to play with colors or music. Some may like mechanical stuff like, math – counting and building blocks, modeling clay, putting lego blocks together, or they may like to read, or listen to recordings of storybooks. In this way you will know how to deal with them, teach them, and “mould” their interests. Children learn in different ways: by touching and handling things, by listening, and by visual methods like reading. They tend to be very inquisitive and love to learn new things.
To stimulate the learning, you can get DVD‘s and instructional videos about life, science, geography, or visit the web pages where these educational activities are available. In this manner they will be exposed to a wide concept about everything around them. National Geographic has come up with lovely series that are very informative. Interesting and stimulating videos will help the children develop their mental faculties, by entertaining them.
Another important thing: teaching at home is much less expensive, as for a private school you will end up paying up to amounts of $3500 or more. However, never try to skimp on this expense. Try and set aside a specified amount for home school supplies, so that you would not have to compromise on their quality of education. This way you can buy encyclopedia Britannica DVD‘s or painting brushes you need, upgrade your PS and get higher Internet tariff to have better access and availability f the online education, without affecting your family budget.
Homeschooling has its own benefits: your children would always be under your watch, you would know about their progress, so if they are lagging behind in some subjects, you would be able to help them. Be prepared to face volumes of questions from other parents which may not be very encouraging, but that should not discourage you from what you are doing, because you would know what’s best for your children. Never forget that is the outcome that is important, so always focus your educational goals.
Here are some sites worth checking, that will provide valuable support in your home-schooling efforts:
Teen home schooling
Advocates for home schooling in the US
Home education UK
Power my learning
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