Why Homeschool? Here Are 5 Reasons
As the internet has grown, so have home schooled children. With the sudden increase in homeschooling rates, many parents are wondering what exactly goes into homeschooling and why these kids learn differently. To help out parents who are interested in this educational method, here are the 5 reasons to homeschool your child:
- To spend more time together
- A better education for their student
- They can travel
- To control what their child is learning
- To help their struggling student
Spending Time With Their Children
This is one of the most popular benefits of homeschooling. Parents/Guardians are able to spend a lot of time with their children which is beneficial for their child’s education and social/emotional development. Some other benefits are that parents can teach them in a way that works best for their child, they can focus on better grades and test scores, and help the child develop confidence.
Better Education For Their Child
Homeschooling can provide a better education for students because they have more time with their teacher, who will talk to them about what they are learning and give them personalized attention. Unlike in a classroom with 30 other students where there are numerous distractions and the potential fear of asking questions, at home your child can feel comfortable knowing that their private tutor or home educator is there to help them understand and learn the subject at hand.
Families that love to travel often decide to homeschool. Many families go this route because it allows them to see the world without having to worry about finding a suitable school for their children. Homeschooling is a great way for familes to enjoy the freedom of being able to do what they want while their children learn and grow in alternative ways. Plus you can learn wherever, whenever and whatever you choose!
Parents Who Want More Control
This is helpful for students who are struggling with a particular subject. It also gives parents the ability to provide their children with unique opportunities and experiences that they might not be able to otherwise. For example, if their child is learning about the Civil War, they might want to teach them about the Emancipation Proclamation instead of teaching them all the facts of the war.
Their Child Is Struggling Academically
Parents may decide to homeschool their child for the reason that their child is struggling academically. Homeschooling would give them more time to focus on their education in a way that specifically targets their gaps and learning preferences. Another potential reason could be to allow them to pursue an extracurricular activity that they’re passionate about such as art or music. Disengagement from school and academics is often mistaken as an academic disability. However, as seen from an increase in grades and overall increase in happiness from our students, the issue is often lengthy hours spent in the classroom and unengaging materials. Homeschooling allows students to adjust their focus and spend more time on their passion projects, thus reengaging and busting their academic engagement.
How Do You Choose A Curriculum?
When choosing a curriculum, you have to do your research to find one that will work best for you and your child. Some people go with a traditional curriculum while others might choose a homeschool curriculum like Montessori or Waldorf. You should also take into consideration what you would like to focus on during the school day and what your child’s strengths are.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Homeschooling?
Homeschooling is a great option for parents who want to spend more time with their children. It’s also an alternative for those who have children who need more one-on-one attention than can be provided in traditional schools. Read our blog post about some of the benefits of homeschooling this summer for your child.
Something To Consider Before Deciding
There are many benefits to considering homeschooling but it will also depend on the level of commitment you have as well as whether or not you will be able to find that time for homeschooling. With Novel Education Group, we provide efficient, flexible, customizable homeschooling and private tutoring services for K-12 students and provide you with a teacher who oversees all aspects of curriculum so you don’t have to worry about the commitment or work life balance!
How To Get Started Novel Education Group
One of the top reasons to homeschool with us is to give your child the freedom to explore their interests. Book a FREE consultation with us and we’ll discuss the benefits of Novel Education Group. Students may enroll in full-time homeschool programs, learn remotely with their current school, and complete one-on-one enrichment programs with our team of academic advisors!