In recent years, homeschooling has become a viable education option for parents. Not only is it more convenient for many parents, but studies show that this approach can help to accelerate your child’s education through focused studies and more sensitivity to their unique personalities.
Here are the benefits of homeschooling your child:
The world has changed significantly in the last few years and more and more parents are working from home or have flexible schedules. This means that home education is more a viable option and educating children at home allows you to integrate your schedule with theirs.
Not only can you design a schedule around the unique needs of your children, but you can increase productivity and reduce costs – especially when it comes to childcare after school hours. While it doesn’t work for everyone, for many people, homeschooling is a win-win.
Everyone is different. We all have unique personalities and learning styles, and the more we know about how children learn, the more effective we can be in teaching them. Through home education, children can benefit from a teaching approach that is uniquely tailored to them.
When parents turn their attention to teaching their children, they can use what they know about their child’s personality, habits, strengths and weaknesses to their advantage. Child-led learning might be more efficient and improve the education process allowing children to advance faster.
Productivity is a concern for businesses that want to get the most out of their employees, but times are changing and micro-management is losing popularity in favour of productivity timetables. Nowadays, people recognise the benefits of aligning work with individual needs.
The same is true for homeschooling and child-led learning approaches. When you homeschool your child, you have more autonomy over when they work best, so if your child slumps in the afternoon, create a timetable that utilises the best of the day and their unique energy types.
In a traditional classroom environment, your child might be one of thirty others, so you can see how the attention they get from the teacher is diminished. This is too often the case in traditional teaching, and it only serves to harm the child and their education. Homeschooling is different.
With homeschooling, you have a one-to-one experience most of the time. This is the reverse of the traditional classroom environment, and it helps to accelerate your child’s education and level them up. Why not make the most of time in the classroom with a focused learning approach?
Depending on your child’s personality, they might get on better in the classroom or in a homeschooling situation. If your child is introverted or underconfident, chances are they will benefit more from homeschooling. That said, it’s unlikely to suit every personality type.
If you want to homeschool your child and also provide them with a more social experience, consider a childcare solution for part of the day or after school. At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we provide childcare for children from babies to preschool age and we also offer holiday clubs, to help your homeschooled children enjoy different methods of learning. Get in touch to learn more.