There’s a big community of homeschoolers, but you wouldn’t say it’s anything close to being “the norm.” Only around 3% of school-age children are homeschooled, after all. But the numbers are increasing, and that seems like a trend that’ll continue into the future — especially when people learn all the benefits of homeschooling.
If you’re considering starting homeschooling, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the many benefits that you’ll enjoy once you get started. Who knows, come the end of the article, you might just be creating your home classroom.
The Flexibility in Homeschooling
There are some advantages to being in the normal schooling system, but one thing that it definitely doesn’t offer is flexibility. You’ll need to ensure that your child is taken to and picked up from work and have to somehow manage when the school is closed during the summer and other periods. When you’re in charge, you can do away with those issues. You get to pick when and where you teach, and you can also look at taking vacations whenever you want — which can lead to big savings compared with high season, which typically overlaps when public schools are out.
Your Child Leads It
It is a gift to create your own education. And that’s just what homeschooling allows. When you’re in public school, the student receives a variety of subjects, usually for the same amount of time. But what if your child is not interested whatsoever in, say, history but is very interested in science? In that scenario, it would make a lot more sense to devote more time to science. But that’s not allowed in public schools. With homeschooling, you’ll ensure that your child learns more about the things that they want to learn about.
The Homeschooling Trips
It’s a bit sad that so many children have to spend their entire educational life cooped up in a classroom. How much nicer it would be to go outside and learn about things firsthand! That’s the kind of learning environment that homeschooling allows. Trips are a big part of homeschooling and STEM in particular; it’s much easier — and more fun — to learn about the scientific world by visiting a science museum or aquarium rather than just reading about those things in a book.
You Can Get Creative
You imagine that schools would like their students to be creative and have fun when learning, but with so many people, it’s just not realistic. When you’re homeschooling your children, you’ll have the chance to bring creativity to the fore. If you want to learn about history by writing scripts and creating a TV show about it, then you can do it. Isn’t that more fun than just reading about it?
There’s a Strong Community
People think that if they’re homeschooling, they’ll be on the outside of the community. But that’s not true on any level. You’re still part of the community; it’s just that you homeschool. That’s all. And within the homeschooling world, you’ll find a vibrant community of people willing to share tips and support.