Tag: Homeschool Advice
Easy Homeschool Budget Hacks
One of the most common questions prospective homeschoolers ask is “What does homeschooling cost?” They search online and discover homeschooling’s many benefits and think, “What’s the catch?” This kicks off something I like to describe as “curriculum hoarding,” affecting many new and well-meaning homeschoolers who have big ideas and high hopes. This is an all-too-common […]
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 […]
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 […]
Year-Round Homeschooling Benefits and Schedules
At some point during the homeschool year, you may notice that your September through June schedule isn’t working. The flexibility, spontaneity, and relaxed pace you and your kids loved about homeschooling doesn’t feel the same anymore. Year-round homeschooling may help you out of your slump and the traditional school year calendar mindset. It can provide […]
Summer Project-Based Learning Ideas
With summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to break out of the mold in your homeschool approach. If you’re looking for an alternative to your usual routine, project-based learning could be a fun option. Project-based learning is an educational practice that uses real-life projects to sharpen core skills in math, science, language arts, and […]
How to Monitor and Evaluate Your Student’s Learning
Measuring student learning is an important element of homeschooling. It gives you insights into what your child is doing well, where they are struggling, and opportunities for extended learning. It’s a difficult task for many parents because they’re not sure how to go about doing it. If you’re in that category, don’t worry, you’re not […]
Set Your Summer Learning Goals
If you have a child who could benefit from summer learning, setting goals can help your student catch up, stay on track, and develop important life skills. Here are some strategies to weave summer goals into your academic year! Summer Strategy for Summer Enrichment If your family typically reserves academics for the school-year calendar, then […]
Can an Online Summer Program Benefit Your Child?
Summer is right around the corner. For families, so is the opportunity to discover the awesome power of summer to help their kids catch up and thrive in their homeschool or traditional brick-and-mortar school. With the season’s warmer weather and longer days, summer is synonymous with outdoor activities, family vacations, and a more relaxed routine. […]
Learn a Foreign Language This Summer!
Multiple studies have shown that learning a foreign language leads to many opportunities for children in different ways throughout their lives. Additionally, there are numerous correlations with being bilingual to intelligence, memory, and verbal and spatial abilities. Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language Children who learn a new language have shown improvement in reasoning, problem […]
Ways to Celebrate National Military Appreciation Month
Each May, our country gives a well-deserved and rousing message of thanks to our men and women serving in the military. The president makes a proclamation, recalling the incredible impact that the U.S. Armed Forces have made on the history and development of our country. Let’s explore what Military Appreciation Month is and how you […]
Tips and Benefits of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism
For many families, school districts and specialized schools provide appropriate levels of support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These children benefit from the expertise of specialists, structured learning programs, supported interactions with peers, and customized learning plans. Other families, however, do not find success in these or traditional school programs and are increasingly […]
Explore Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month
National Autism Awareness Month, also known as Autism Acceptance Month, has been observed every April since 1972 to promote public awareness and acceptance, improve lifestyles, and expand opportunities for people with autism. Time4Learning serves a large number of families who are homeschooling a child with autism, and we proudly join our nation in recognizing this […]
Connecting a Nature Walk with Art and Science
By John Edelson, Founder and President of Time4Learning Many parents love the idea of education being a way of life. They love the idea of the world being their classroom. They love the idea of having a curriculum that allows students to improve their retention by practicing skills they previously learned. And they love the […]