Homeschooling is more popular than ever. Parents are feeling less pressure to send their kids to school and seeing how many benefits there are to homeschooling. So, why would you want to start your homeschool journey with preschool even if it isn’t required?
Here are my 8 BENEFITS OF HOMESCHOOLING YOUR PRESCHOOLER.
1. TESTING THE WATERS AND FIGURING IT OUT.
Here in California, we aren’t required to start schooling our kids until they are 6 years old. I think it is a great idea to start early because it allows you to:
• Ease your child into school
• Decide if homeschooling is a good fit for you and your child
• Figure out what schedule or routine works best for you
• Figure out your child’s learning style before committing to a kindergarten curriculum
Figuring out the basics before diving in will make things so much less stressful.
2. BETTER EDUCATION
Homeschooling allows you to work one-on-one with your child which will prevent them from falling behind. It also allows you to work at their pace and follow a curriculum that fits their learning style. Knowing your child's learning style will make your homeschool experience a lot more joyful and less stressful!
One reason families choose to preschool their kids is because of money. Daycare and preschool costs are extremely high. Many times, a parent will go to work just to give their entire paycheck to the daycare or preschool.
4. MORE FUN
The more kids that are in a classroom the harder it is to do messy or unique activities.
5. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
Homeschooling at any age allows you to create your own schedule. Teach your kids when they learn best, take breaks when they are needed, and plan playdate or field trips more often.
6. MORE REAL LIFE LESSONS
Homeschooling gives your child many more opportunities for hands on experiences with real life activities. There are more opportunities to learn in the kitchen, not only basic cooking skills but numbers, reading and safety. You can learn at the grocery store, gas station, bank, picnic at the park... where ever you go.
7. NEGATIVE INTERATIONS WITH OTHER KIDS
I hear so many sad stories about fighting, bullying and living up to specific standards.
Homeschooling allows you to choose a community of likeminded families through co-ops or charters. Seeing and talking with other parents on a regular basis allows you to workout issues and resolve them differently than you would be able to in a public school setting.
Also, I have noticed that homeschool removes the expectation from kids that they have to have certain clothes or look a certain way. These standards can tear down a child’s confidence.
8. STRONG SIBLING AND PARENT RELATIONSHIPS
Friends may come and go but family will always be around. Spending these younger years together will help build strong relationships within the family that will last a lifetime.
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