One of the greatest things about homeschooling is you can do anything you want to do. You can go down any road you choose. You can be highly structured – or no structure at all. You can use curriculum, do online school, or follow your child’s interest. Either way you might want to find out your child’s personality preferences – check out this article.
Because of this freedom you can adjust to your child’s current level of learning and what they are interested in. I discovered this with my 4 year old who recently is interested in puzzles. I bought some inexpensive puzzles. Ones with numbers on them, some with letters. So while he is working on the puzzle he can work on his ABC’s and number order. Do things this way makes learning these basics fun – not like work at all.
Dr. Phil recently had a program addressing homeschooling and unschooling in particular. The show addressed the issues one needs to think about when considering homeschooling. But really this is the case no matter what schooling situation your child is going to be in. It seems to me that the publics schools would like for it to be a brainless choice for us to send our children there. And maybe in the past there hadn’t been the options there are today. But in reality now there are so many different choices you can make based on your beliefs and values are surrounding education. I’m working on a post that discusses some of the differences.