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Public School and Homeschooling
Bringing Public School Ideas into Homeschooling
While homeschooling is considered to be a superior learning experience to attending public schools, there are some things that are a regular occurrence in public schools that can be incorporated into homeschool.
One such activity is a trip to the public library. All schools maintain libraries and the kids usually have a set day and time that they’re allowed to visit it. This is a dream come true for those children that love reading. They can spend time browsing books and choosing the ones they want to read. Then the rest of the hour is spent reading those books. When you homeschool, you can load your kids up any day of the week at any time and head to the public library. Instead of being limited to just 2 books per week, the public library typically allows 5 or more to be checked out at a time. Your little readers can go crazy in the library choosing books by their favorite writers. If your children are pre-school age, you’ll need to help them choose their books and spend some time reading these books to them at home. In addition, you and your children can stay at the library as long as they want. You can even make Library Day a half day experience and have lunch out.
Music is something else that most kids really enjoy. Whether it’s singing, playing an instrument or dancing, kids simply love music. This is another activity that usually happens only once a week in public schools. You can make it an everyday occurrence when you homeschool. Choose music that’s appropriate to the age of your children and let them enjoy learning the songs every day. You don’t have to be on a timetable so if the kids seem to be having an exceptionally fun time, you can just keep going.
Mandu Usoro is a lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, experienced homeschooler and US Army Veteran with a BS Degree in Social Work and AA Degrees in Psychology as well as Health Care Administration. She enjoys spending time with her family, advocating for her special needs son and writing for fun and inspiration. You can get in touch with her on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and at https://www.homeschoolspecneedstidbits.com/contact-us
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