The most rewarding aspect of homeschooling is the freedom to break away from rigid lesson plans and objective teaching styles and design lessons to capture your child’s unique interests and capitalize on their learning style. I was homeschooled from kindergarten until college, so maybe I’m a little biased, but I think it’s one of the best ways to instill creativity and flexibility, skills that will make all the difference when it comes to learning at home, both for students and parents. Discovering what works best for your family may take time, but will pay dividends.
Kids can learn a ton of skills through letter writing, and develop both their penmanship and conversational abilities simultaneously. It’s also a fantastic way to keep in touch with long distance friends and family, or to learn about other cultures through pen pal programs. This card making kit lets kiddos turn a plain paper page into an exciting art project.
Hands-on manipulatives help reinforce learned skills, and this Montessori style letter blocks help children process rhyming sounds, get a jump on early reading, and make it easy to practice memorizing letter shapes.