Supplementing Homeschooling

© Ivan Chuyev

© Ivan Chuyev

Homeschooling can be incredibly beneficial for not only children, but families as a whole. It is a great way to make sure that your child receives the individual care and attention that they need to prosper in their education. As a parent you’re likely equipped to teach most of what your child needs to know, but what about the things that you don’t know or don’t know how to teach? Here are some example situations and solutions:

  1. Music and arts: Music and arts education are a great addition to pure academics and a way for your child to express their creativity. But, if you don’t feel comfortable teaching these subjects, have no fear! Check out your local community for children’s art and music lessons. These can often be found at community centers or even through homeschool co-ops.
  2. Sports: Playing a team sport, or any sport, is a great way for your child to learn teamwork, discipline, and even build their confidence. It is an experience that is, unfortunately, rather hard to recreate at home. But again, a solution shouldn’t be to difficult to find. There are usually local community sports teams for kids or, if you have one, check out your local YMCA.
  3. Difficult subjects: Some subjects were hard for you to learn and might just be as hard to teach. Luckily, help is not hard to find. We offer supplemental materials on tough subjects like chemistry and algebra. Plus, the material is presented in a fun and individualized way to make sure your child gets a firm grasp on it.

Got any other tips and tricks for things that can’t always be taught at home? Share them in the comments!