Another summer has come and gone, but the passing of warm weather and longer days also brings forth a new year of learning. Homeschooling offers opportunities to sleep a little later, learn at your own pace, and be comfortable in your environment. It can be a challenge at times though, to make learning at the home fun and fresh. In this blog post, we’re discussing ideas to help you spice up your routine. Try adding one new activity to your schedule each week!
How to Add Fun to Your Homeschool Day
For starters, music lessons are an excellent way to break up the repetitiveness of a school day. Most traditional schools give students the option to take a music class because it teaches discipline and perseverance in addition to musical concepts. Don’t let your child miss out on these beneficial skills! Invite a music teacher over, or venture to a local studio in your city.
What student doesn’t love a field trip? Take advantage of the flexibility that comes with homeschooling and check out a nearby museum. Museums are a great way to incorporate visual learning into your routine. Make a plan to visit as many art museums as you can over the course of the school year to keep your child’s creative juices flowing. You can even try to recreate some of the artwork for a fun project!
Learning a new language is another fun option for your student, and is especially beneficial at a young age. It’s often said that becoming bilingual is easier for children! Learning a new language also improves the memory and has been found to increase attention spans. Try signing up for online language classes to give yourself a break during the day, while your child learns to understand and appreciate another culture.
Last but not least, turn science class into an adventure! A nature walk is a hands-on way to teach your child about plants and animals. There are so many things to discover on a nature walk – from insects to squirrels to flowers – so be prepared for lots of questions! This activity also incorporates some PE time as you and your child will get to put on your walking shoes and explore.
These are just a few ideas of ways that you can add more fun to your homeschool routine. Check out the infographic from TakeLessons below for even more helpful homeschool tips!