Over recent years home schooling has started to become a more popular option than ever before. Although it is vastly different to the traditional schooling route, some parents believe that their children maintain a better chance of succeeding in life by being educated at home. If you are one of those parents, there are a few tips you can take on board to help you succeed.
Focus on Reading – Reading is the easiest way to learn, and by doing it together you can build a sense of intrigue and a love of learning. As a parent, you should read to your children often, ask them to read to you and both together. These are all factors in a child’s development and can quickly become a positive routine they follow.
Be Patient – It might take time to find the right approach for your child in terms of how you home school them. You don’t necessarily have to stick to textbooks alone. Ask your child if there are any practical skills around the house they would like to learn, and build this into your curriculum. Above all, have patience as you try out different methods before striking the right balance that is correct for your child.
Plan Thoroughly – Once you have settled into knowing what works and what doesn’t, make a strict home schooling plan and stick to it. Pick up resources well in advance and speak to other home-schoolers for advice on how they have made a success of it. They could be the key to trying out different methods that you otherwise would never have heard of.
Be Creative with Your Plans – Much like the suggestion of not sticking religiously to the textbook, think about creative ways in which your child can learn. Do you have a budget to take them out for activities, or trips to galleries and museums to open up their minds to new experiences? There is also a lot to be said for booking in specialist help from private tutors, either regularly or occasionally. That way your child can be exposed different teaching methods without losing the value of home schooling.
If you feel like taking on some specialist support or relief at certain times, if your children are home schooled, The Education Centre Liverpool can help. We have a range of private tutors as part of our service and they are available to book in for single sessions or for regular sessions over the course of a school year. We understand how vital this extra support can be if you are home schooling your children. Contact us today to discuss the specifics and to get the ball rolling.