There are so many benefits of homeschooling our children (while there are also unique challenges). In recent months, because of the pandemic, there are now a lot of children getting their education at home. While most of these children are still enrolled in their school’s online classes, parents everywhere have been given a taste of what homeschooling children might be like.
While homeschooling under these new and sudden circumstances can be hard, there are still a lot of great benefits to homeschooling kids.
In this post, we are going to talk about a few benefits of homeschooling in today’s world.
1. Academic-life and curriculum flexibility
When homeschooling, you have the great gift of flexibility when it comes to your child’s education. This can range from curriculum freedom, freedom from time constraints, and flexibility of delivery methods.
You can exclusively tailor the curriculum to the learning style of your pupils. This is hugely beneficial for a child’s education if they don’t have a cookie-cutter learning style.
In traditional schools, children are all given the same education with stringent constraints. If your child needs more time on a subject, unfortunately, a class of 30 kids doesn’t adjust to fit the needs of one child. This can gravely impact the quality of education our children receive.
2. Parental-life flexibility and freedom
On the same wavelength, there is great parental-life flexibility and freedom when homeschooling. You do not need to be tied to the school’s scheduling — you can have school whenever you want.
As a homeschooling parent, you have flexibility in your own personal and academic life. If you want to continue your education, you can. You can choose to enrich your personal growth alongside your kid’s education, or even explore new forms of expression like wacky hairstyles or new art forms.
3. The ability to emphasize non-classroom
In traditional learning environments, students and teachers are tied to their classrooms. Education does not often reach beyond the walls of the school. When homeschooling, you can immerse your pupils in community events and local spaces rich in culture and nature.
This allows students to interact with others, and find enrichment in the places around them. Learning doesn’t have to be confined to a classroom and a book. Learning can be anywhere when you homeschool.
4. With curriculum freedom, education can focus on real applicable life-skills
So often a traditional learning curriculum lacks real applicable knowledge. With homeschooling, you’re able to work useful life-skills into the everyday curriculum. This is something that can set our kids up for success in more ways than one.
This can also open doors to allow homeschooling parents to foster children’s natural curiosity and talents.
Check out our recent Q2 2nd-grade Homeschool Portfolio.
5. Children can get one-on-one attention and additional support often
An obvious benefit of homeschooling is the ability to be able to give your child one-on-one instruction. When homeschooled, children are free to ask questions, and if they require more support — their needs are easily taken care of.
Unfortunately, in traditional schooling, this is just not possible for teachers. Today, the average classroom size is 24 students per classroom. That is a pretty wide student-to-teacher ratio.
Homeschooling fills children with a sense of ease because they know that if they need to slow down, (or speed up) they can. This can enhance their confidence, and allow them the individualized attention needed to grasp important concepts.
6. Fosters a close relationship within the family
As a homeschooling parent, you can share your own passions and include a curriculum you wish you had in your education. This not only fills the parent with pride but also fosters an unmistakable bond between the child and the parent.
When you homeschool your children, your child looks to you for a new type of guidance and encouragement. Normally, the teachers of the world take on this role. But now, you’re able to experience this closeness with your child.
When homeschooled, children are offered a tailored education that can help them thrive in the real world. Homeschooling parents can be positively impacted as they’re able to be immersed in important stages of their children’s growth and development.