When you’re schooling multiple ages, it can be a sanity-saver to find ways the whole family can learn together. Try these four that are great for all ages.
As homeschool parents, we’re often pulled in many directions all at once. Does this sound familiar?
“Mom, I need help with this math problem!”
“Will you read this book to me, Mom?”
“Mom, can we do this science experiment now?”
All of that from three different children of three different ages going in three different directions. I can’t count how many times I wished I could make a copy of myself so I could do everything at once!
Of course, we know that isn’t possible, so I decided to do the next best thing: come up with fun and educational activities we could all do together.
Even though my daughters currently range in age from 9-17, I’ve found that some of our best learning opportunities happen when we’re all spending meaningful time together.
The whole family can enjoy many educational opportunities together. Some obvious options are field trips (a.k.a. family vacations) and educational documentaries and movies. However, those are usually on the schedule only occasionally. Don’t miss the simple ways you can include family learning time for all ages every day in your homeschool. [Read more…]