Over the nine years that we have been homeschooling God has taken me on a journey. I have learned many things about who I am and Who He is, what homeschooling is and is not, who my supporters are and who they are not, what kinds of struggles homeschooling brings to a marriage as well as the blessings, and that I must rely fully on my God in order to get through each day. It is not I who is the teacher in our homeschool, but Him.
50+ Ways Your Child Can Learn Without a Curriculum!
Today what I want to share with you is just a brief list of ways your children can learn without using a homeschool curriculum. Various curricula have been a part of our days throughout our homeschooling years, but I have discovered that my children learn best, and I have a feeling this would apply to most children and adults too, through pursuing the things that hold interest for them. We do have a math curriculum that we follow for our older children and we have used science, spelling, reading, history, and English texts and studies. But more and more I have allowed my kids to take the reigns of their own education. It can sometimes be a scary thing. I mean, they need to have a plan don’t they? That is what we have been taught and it’s what most of us did in school ourselves, so I think it is only natural for us to want to follow the same path. It’s what we know.
But, just for a moment, entertain the idea that learning does not take place only from lectures and textbooks and tests. Learning can take place anywhere. Through any venue. What topics interest your child? With whom does he get excited about talking? Where does he want to go over and over again? Which toys are his favorites to play with, and why? If you consider these things, you will begin to see that your child is learning all the time, despite what it looks like to you or to others.
To get you started thinking about ways that you can facilitate learning in your child without purchasing textbooks and programs, I’ve created a list of 50+ Ways Your Child Can Learn Without a Curriculum. This list includes ideas such as
- playing card games
- cooking together
- exploring the neighborhood
- engaging in water play
- taking an art class
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