Friends, we know homeschooling kids is not easy as it sounds. From gathering teaching materials to setting a daily schedule (and sticking to it!), homeschooling can quickly become overwhelming.
But the beauty of homeschooling is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming. It can actually be fun 🙌
If you’re new to this whole homeschooling thing, we’ve got you covered with five beginner homeschooling tips.
Plus, in another blog, we shared 4 simple preschool activities for new homeschool moms. Make sure you check it out!
5 Beginner Homeschooling Tips For Parents:
SET A DAILY SCHEDULE
You know as well as I do that children thrive under a set schedule or routine, so creating a schedule for your little ones at home makes the most sense!
Homeschooling lets you have flexibility and spontaneity with your little one’s education. Get creative with your daily schedule and factor in time for lunch breaks and time to play or watch TV to help your child(ren) not feel overwhelmed.
CREATE A DESIGNATED HOMESCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Every child learns differently! You need to create a designated homeschool learning environment that best suits your child’s learning and creativity.
It doesn't have to be fancy! Start small and build that space into a learning environment that your child(ren) thrive in.
Check out some of our fave learning spaces below for some inspo 👇
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE RESOURCES
There are a ton of online resources designed to help parents homeschool their children effectively. We’ve done some research and found several that provide free educational content to help you teach and help your little ones learn!
Below is a list of free online homeschooling resources:
🔤📚 Words, grammar, and spelling are the basis for nearly every school subject you can think of, so activities involving the alphabet are a must with homeschooling. Encourage your little one to sort the letters in order of the alphabet, speak out basic words for them to spell or work on pronunciation, and use the letters for syllables and sentence structure. Our free spelling printable workbook has 15 simple lowercase spelling words with pictures for preschool homeschooling and distance learning. Grab your copy here!
➗ Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates common-core math (grades 1-8) into a fantasy style game that students love playing.
🔭 Mystery Science offers stress-free science lessons for children from K-5 doing remote learning.
🖍️📚 Animal Alphabet Coloring Book - Download our FREE Animal Alphabet Coloring book and color + learn together! Every A-Z adorable animal is here in this free 26+ page coloring book! And when your little one has finished coloring the pages, be sure to try the 3 simple ways to use them for letter learning fun (see page 28 in your book). Grab your copy here!
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HOMESCHOOLING ACTIVITIES
What if your kids were having so much fun with their toys, they don't even realize they're learning? That's where we come in!Homeschooling is all about having fun, while keeping it simple.
Help your kids learn new things in a fun way through dividing household chores, cooking with them, and playing indoor games with high-quality wooden toys. If you’re looking for fun ways to play and learn, be sure to check out our wide-range of educational wooden toys.
As always, to make your life easier, we put together a list of the five best wooden education toys to homeschool your children and why they’re awesome!
REACH OUT TO OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS
Collaboration is a beautiful thing, mama! Just because you’re in charge of your child’s education doesn’t mean you’re in this alone. There are so many homeschool communities all around the world that you can become a part of.
Consider connecting with other homeschoolers in your area locally or through Instagram.
A great place to start is by sifting through hashtags like #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolingideas #homeschoollife.
By reaching out to other homeschoolers, you’ll be able to make your life easier through new friendships and resource sharing while also enriching your child’s homeschooling experience and their educational opportunities!
Just remember: Homeschooling doesn’t have to be just like public schools. In fact, it shouldn’t mirror that structure or set up! Have fun and experiment with your learning style and daily schedule/routine. But most importantly, make sure you listen to your child and pay attention to what works for them.