There are many families who choose to do year round homeschooling. This allows many to focus on particular subjects based around the seasons. If you have never considered seasonal homeschooling, you may want to give it some consideration. So what exactly is seasonal homeschooling? This is when a homeschool will base their curriculum around the various seasons of the year. Below you will find several ideas on how you can do this.
Save some subjects for summer
I have found that there are many subjects that are better left for the summer months. For example science is one of these subjects where children learn best through experiments. Some experiments are best done outside of the house instead of indoors. This is better done, when the whether is a lot warmer for some. Of course you can also do some projects during the spring as well. Some families choose to leave subjects like social studies, and science for the end of the year, and the main subjects are covered year round.
Base everything around the season
Prior to the start of each seasons you can think about what projects you can base around the season, and still cover the subjects that need to be covered. This is very similar to what many teachers do in school. This is really fun for the kids to do, especially those in the kindergarten, and preschool groups. It is a great way for them to learn what the seasons are, and what happens during these times.
Learning does not have to be from a book. There are many other ways to learn such as through board games. They now seem to make a board game that matches just about every season there is. It may take a bit of research to find a game that pertains to each season. If you can not find anything, you can always make up your own seasonal game. During the Fall months you can have a game that uses some of the natural elements outdoors. For example a game that involves leaves, acorns, and so much more.
One Subject a month
This may seem very extreme for some, but if you leave behind the public school any of thinking this can prove to be very beneficial. You can try to focus on one subject a month. For example math can be a very difficult subject, but if you spend one month focusing on several lessons, you may give your child the time they need. Of course your child will still have plenty of practice time when it comes to reading. Reading is involved in everything you do, so you need not worry about that. Take the time to read with your child for at least one hour a day, and you will easily give them the practice they need.