Easy Homeschool Budget Hacks
One of the most common questions prospective homeschoolers ask is “What does homeschooling cost?” The answer to this varies depending on who you ask, but if done right, an effective homeschool can be a lower-cost learning option for your family. Careful selection of materials using a curriculum checklist–along with a few homeschool budget hacks–can make […]
How to Set SMART and Practical Homeschool Student Goals
Whether it is required by your state or not, homeschool goal-setting is simply good educational practice. In essence, by choosing to homeschool your child, you have decided to move your child’s education from group-centered to individualized. In doing so, you have grasped the opportunity to build an education based on your child’s strengths, challenges, and […]
Do I Need to Find an Accredited Homeschool Program?
Is my homeschool curriculum accredited? Is it legit? Is it approved? Is it enough? You can ask this question in so many ways. However, what you are truly asking is this: How can I be sure that what I’m providing is a quality education that meets the requirements of my state and prepares my child […]
Can Homeschoolers Play Sports?
For my 14-year-old daughter, Alana, golf is more than just a sport. It’s her passion. After a year or so of homeschooling, she informed us that she really wanted to “get into” golf after learning and playing informally for years. We signed her up for lessons with an LPGA golf professional and soon discovered the […]
How a Full-Time Working Mom Homeschools
I could not possibly homeschool. I am not a teacher. I am not qualified. My child wouldn’t learn from me. It would be a lot of work. I have a full-time job, and I don’t have the time! These were the words racing through Sharita Humphrey’s mind right before the pandemic shook her reality and […]
Homeschool for a Second Year or Go Back to School?
I started homeschooling back when the word and idea were not widely known. Now that 10 percent of the U.S. population is homeschooling, I’m asked more and more by friends whether they should homeschool a second year or return to traditional schooling. A survey from the U.S. Census Bureau tells a fascinating story about the […]
Media Highlights: Back-to-School with Time4Learning
As homeschooling continues to boom across the U.S., so has the media’s coverage of this flexible approach to education. Time4Learning is pleased to share some recent news pieces, including one in Spanish, that highlight parents who are taking control of their child’s learning, as well as homeschooling trends during these turbulent times. As these articles […]
Mental Health Check-Up: Tips for Students and Parents
The last year-and-a-half was full of challenges and issues that most of us have never experienced before. In addition to the health concerns brought on by COVID-19, adults and children have had to adjust to being home for prolonged periods away from family, friends, and coworkers. Homes have become our office space as well as […]
Time4Learning 2021 Back-to-School Art Contest
Updated 2/17/22 Congratulations to all the winners of our 2021 Back-to-School Art Contest! The contest attracted over 4,000 impressive entries! We had a very difficult time choosing the winners with so much talented artwork. Check out the video of the 12 stuffed creations below alongside the original drawing. Subscribe to our blog to stay tuned […]
Survey Says: It’s Back to Homeschool with Time4Learning
It’s no secret that 2020/2021 was homeschooling’s banner year. Google searches for “how to homeschool” skyrocketed and the number of families who homeschooled more than doubled. According to the Washington Post, the percentage of children in homeschooling has nearly tripled since mid-2019, and by May of this year, more than 1 out of every 12 […]
Back to Homeschool! 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Outdoor Learning
It’s back to school time and incorporating outdoor learning is a great way to kick-off the new homeschool year. Check out these family-oriented outdoor activities that can be customized to fit almost any grade level and boost your children’s knowledge in their core subjects. Study the Natural Setting in Your Town Make natural studies a […]
Back to School? No Thanks! Parents Still Choosing to Homeschool
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the new reality of remote learning due to school closings, don’t worry, you’re not alone. With children learning in Zoom-type classroom environments due to COVID-19, parents are suddenly getting a birds-eye view of their child’s education, and what many are finding is that despite their best intentions, schools are simply […]
How Do Working Parents Manage (Home)School During COVID-19?
For many working parents, finding the right balance between work and home can be a challenge, whether they work from home or outside the home. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed that challenge into a crisis. As we look toward the fall, many states find themselves in situations where schools will either have to continue […]
Setting Homeschool Goals for Your Family
Planning homeschool goals and objectives isn’t always easy. I remember when we first started homeschooling, I had these grand plans for what we would accomplish throughout our first year. What I didn’t have was a concrete outline of our goals, therefore actioning on completing them was tough. I discovered, over time, that setting homeschool goals […]
How to Help Struggling Readers This Back-to-School Season
If you noticed your child had trouble reading last year, now’s the time to have a plan to help them. Reading plays a pivotal role in education, and it’s important for students to completely grasp the topic to ensure success. Luckily, there are more solutions than ever to help teach struggling readers. Discover more about […]