Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Homeschool Hump Day Encouragement

I love summertime homeschooling with my kids. There is always something new to be learned and discovered no matter what we are doing. For me, the overall goal of homeschooling is to teach my children how to learn, to be inquisitive and to try new things. Summer is a great time for that, especially as public school children head back to school.

In the summer, you can include lessons on health with regard to staying hydrated, sunburn, water safety and more. You can study a local lake, forest or other area inhabited by wildlife and use that as the basis for seasonal observations. Go for a tour of the local grocery store (many of ours in Colorado still do this!) to learn about management, commerce and supply and demand, use a trip to the grocery store to focus on math by finding the best value. Even a visit to a theme park can be included in learning operations, customer service skills, character traits and much more. The opportunities are limitless when you think outside the classroom box!

When you consider that we, as adults, learn in a non-stop manner, it only makes sense that our children would naturally gravitate toward that as well. Becoming a lifelong learner opens doors for our children that will never close as long as they continue thriving in learning!


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