Monday, January 16, 2012

Modern Techniques Used To Home School Children

Child 1Image by Tony Trần via FlickrBy Jack Smith Logan

Home schooling your child is a big responsibility. But it combines fun and learning to make the educational experience for your child a memorable one.

Here are some strategies brought to you by experienced home schooling parents. Try using some of them to create a fulfilling learning experience, for you and your child.

Strategy #1 - It is never too late to change the curriculum

Yes, you can even do it mid-way in the academic year. Sometimes you might pick books for a course from your favorite publishers or you might buy a packaged curriculum only to find your child does not like it. Don't hesitate to change it and sell it when you realize it is not working. Get feedback from other parents who are home schooling their children. Explore online and go for curriculum resources with high ratings and good reviews.

Strategy #2 - Every child demands different educational approach

One of your children might be more of the kinesthetic type while the other would learn better visually. Figure out the strengths of your child. For instance, a child learnt names of American states and capital while skating with his father, in a day. The same child, if told to sit down and learn would have taken probably 10 days because it would not have interested him.

Strategy #3 - Cover most of the syllabus in the morning

It is better to teach in the morning. It is the freshest time and children can pay more attention to what is being taught. It allows you to stay focused on what you are teaching. Covering most of the work in the morning leaves the child enough time to go play or work on a project, freeing you to do household chores.

Strategy #4 - You do not necessarily have to cover the week's learning in 5 days, just like school

You could cover the week's learning in 4 days or even 7. Make decisions that are best for your child. You could cover topics like spelling and handwriting quickly so that less time is consumed and the children do not get bored. You can move at your own pace when you homeschool your child.

Strategy #5 - Get the help of an educational consultant

An educational consultant helps the family work out the curriculum to homeschool the child. Educational consultants guide and monitor the child's progress. Educational plans are developed according to the children's capabilities. Some educational consultants also include field trips to enhance the child's learning.

Home Schooling is an essential need of every child - parents should take care of their children; if they won't then they should go for a professional educational consultant.

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