Homeschooling 3 Children
December 4, 2018 at 7:24 am #11900
Hi there, I’m starting to home school a 3, 6 and 8 year old. Are there any resources available on the website that give advice/tips on how to work with a group of different ages?December 4, 2018 at 8:20 am #11901
One of the joys of homeschooling is being able to share real life with one’s children and to prioritize family life–when one has a feww children and especially when they are all under 10, then this is one’s priority! Try to think ‘living and learning together’ as opposed to ‘now we do school.’ Weave in lessons for your oldest and don’t worry too much if it doesn’t really look much like school–s/he will get another shot at things as the younger ones move into the grades. I strongly recommend our new second edition Joyful Movement (if you don’t have it) as a basis for understanding child development–because once you feel comfortable with understanding your children’s needs and stages of growth, then you can find ways to meet those needs with and around a crowd!
And as you pioritize home and family over school, you’ll find ways to have certain lessons (such as recorder and form drawing) alone with your second grader while the little ones are elsewhere–this might have to take place during the weekend, for instance.
The Journey Begins at Home is also invaluable for support with questions about children from birth–about 7.
Have a look at the free videos and talks on the link below–there’s one on large families. And good luck–don’t hesitate to keep coming back for more support here!
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