This post is inspired by the iHomeschool Network’s 10 in 10 Blog Hop.
Homeschool moms have a lot to say about the benefits of homeschooling their children. Have you ever wondered what their children have to say?
1. Work at own pace and level: Homeschooling allows me to work at my own pace and at my own level. If I need more time to master something – I have it. If I am ahead, I can move faster and skip levels. - 8th grade son All of our kids agreed on this one. Being able to customize their curriculum to their needs has been a huge asset to learning quickly and well.
2. Flexibility: I like it when I am tired or sick and mom and I do my school out loud (orally) so I don’t have to write. - 3rd grade daughter Again, all of our kids agreed on this one as well. Taking the day off and heading to the beach or schooling year round so we can take a more relaxed approach during the school year keeps homeschooling from becoming a burden and helps establish a love of learning in our home.
3. Immediate feedback: I like being able to get help whenever I need it and to bounce my ideas off of my mom while I’m doing my lessons. - 8th grade daughter Being able to grade and correct assignments immediately saves a lot of time and grief. It is similar to being tutored one-on-one in that as we discuss assignments, errors are noted and corrected so that assignments are completed correctly.
4. Freedom for hobbies: I like being able to finish my school early in the day so I can play with my bunnies or practice my ballet. - 2nd grade daughter. This has been a huge blessing over the last 15 years of homeschooling. Kids have less ‘busy work’ and spend more time focused on things that really motivate and inspire them.
5. Relaxed Atmosphere: I like not having to be overly concerned with what I am wearing or how I look everyday. I like being able to sleep in if we had a late night or do half a day’s assignments if I’m not feeling well. - 8th grade daughter Mom likes this too. :)
6. Freedom to travel: Being able to bring our schoolwork where ever we go has freed us up for some amazing travel opportunities. 20-year old son We have spent a month at a time visiting family in England, a 3-year sailing trip as well as shorter more local get aways. Traveling mid-season saves a ton on flights and hotels too.
7. Extra help with Dyslexia issues: We were able to find a tutor that has really helped me overcome my Dyslexia. - 8th grade son We tailor our studies for more oral work than written while our young dyslexics are mastering reading and spelling. Homeschooling allows for an education that is completely tailored to each individual child.
8. Being close to family: I love being able to play with my baby brother. He is sooooo cuuuute! - 2nd grade daughter
9. Real life experiences: I loved having the freedom to make our own schedule which in turn freed us up to travel on business with our dad and meet the most amazing people. 18 year-old daughter Being in the ‘real’ world more allows for exposure to ‘real life’ experiences and meeting people with a wide variety of experiences.
10. Learning together: I like doing school with the big kids. - 4-year old son History, Science, Art and Music are done as a family and we include our little ones as often as possible.
Do your kids like homeschooling? Why?
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