Homeschooling Benefits include being able to tailor the learning of our children according to their needs and interests. It also includes the fact that we can get their learning materials according to our family budget. Activities that we do are more enjoyable because we include the children in planning them out. For instance, instead of going on a hike one time, we decided to go roller skating because that is what our kids wanted to do. Our children are also exposed to the people or families that we wanted them to be with instead of an environment where there is a lot of bullying or peer pressure.
We can provide a meaningful and productive learning through a method that our family prefers and it helps strengthen the bond between the various members of our family. Homeschooling allows us as parents to bring up our children in a more natural and nurturing environment. The traditional schools can make one nervous and sometimes even mean. Children who are home-schooled are protected from these damaging negative influences especially when they are very young and can't really know for themselves.
Homeschooling helps our family to have a strong bond with our children. Any experience that they have can be turned into an educational experience. Trips to the libraries, museums or other places can become educational as well as recreational. As parents, we have a greater control on the moral values that our children learn. Even watching a television show or a movie can become a learning experience for our family. For instance, whenever, we see something worth discussing in a show or a movie, we have discussion time with our children. This helps instill in them the values that we want them to learn.
Homeschooling benefits also include the fact that there are countless of resources for homeschoolers that are readily available that we can use to help us out. There are also lots of professional curriculum offered online. There are also online and off-line support groups that we can join. There are public library resources that are available for us.
Local support groups provide us with an excellent source of help, and ideas. More experienced homeschoolers are usually more than happy to offer their insights and advises. Once your family is able to settle into a routine, you will find yourself making your own curriculum to suit your family needs.
So one day, I got my 10 year old to write the homeschooling benefits for him and this is what he wrote:
Homeschooling benefits me because I don’t get bullied. I can learn what I want to learn. I’m able to replace some of the things that are useless for me with something that I want to learn. I don’t have to wake up early to do things. I don’t have to do homework. I can eat meals on a plate for lunch. I can cook sometimes and I can go on field trips. I don’t have to travel to school everyday either. If I traveled to school every day it would waste a lot of money on petrol. Except if I walked or ride my scooter, probably. Walking can also take too long if you live far away. So homeschooling costs less. You also don’t have to pay a lot of school fees. And detention doesn’t exist. My parents have more free time in the morning to do other things because they don’t have to drive me to school every day. I don’t have to hear bad words from other kids. I can start school at any time of the day. I can also take breaks, or have a snack when I want to. I can also go to the toilet anytime, instead of waiting for class to finish.
So there, homeschooling benefits abound.