Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Homeschool Hump Day Encouragement

In our homeschool, we use a variety of curricula. Some of the kids use an online curriculum and some use regular textbooks and workbooks. But sometimes, even when the kids don't want to, we have to do lessons in the books and by the books. The key to getting the kids to cooperate is making learning fun! 

  • Have each child take a turn playing "teacher" and work through explaining the steps involved in solving a math problem
  • Play classical praise and worship music
  • Relate the skill or topic, if possible, to an interest of the child (such as evaluating the points standing of NASCAR drivers!)
  • Dress the part when it comes to history (dress like pilgrims, like minutemen, etc.)
  • Use dry erase marker boards so everyone can see even the younger children
The idea is to focus on what IS learned, not what you didn't finish. Also, remember that we want to teach our children to become lifelong learners, so we want them to become creative in how they learn, too. Kids don't fit into cookie cutter shapes, so don't be afraid to try something different!


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