Are you new to homeschooling and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Or, are you a seasoned homeschooler, but your current schedule isn’t working as it used to? Either way, creating an effective homeschool schedule can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be!
Homeschooling can be a great way to provide your children with a customized education that fits their unique needs and learning style. However, one of the challenges of homeschooling is creating an effective schedule that covers all the necessary school subjects, while allowing for play and exploration.
Photo by Martin Vorel
Here are a few tips to help you create an effective homeschool schedule:
Start with a blank slate
Don’t try to recreate your public school schedule at home. It likely won’t work and will frustrate you and your child. Instead, start with a blank slate and build a schedule that works for your family.
Consider your child’s learning style
Every child learns differently. Some are visual learners, others are auditory learners, and others are kinesthetic learners. When creating your homeschool schedule, be sure to take your child’s learning style into account.
Don’t forget about breaks
As with public school, your child will need breaks throughout the day. Schedule some time for snacks, recess, and just goofing off. These breaks will help your child stay focused and engaged when it’s time to learn.
Make time for subjects that may be difficult
There will likely be some subjects that are more difficult for your child than others. It’s essential to make time for these subjects, even if your child has to spend a little extra time on them.
Be flexible with your homeschool schedule
Don’t be afraid to change your schedule if it’s not working. You may need to try a few different schedules before you find one that works for your family. And that’s ok!
Creating an effective homeschool schedule doesn’t have to be difficult. Start with a blank slate, consider your child’s learning style, and be flexible. With a little trial and error, you’ll find a schedule that works for your family.