While I’m a firm believer in the value that computers, iPads and other electronic devices have for education, I also realize that there is a potential health risk in their use.
Doing any activity repetitively without taking a break is never a good idea, but staring at a screen for hours on end without letting your eyes rest can be particularly harmful. (more…)
Whether you’re dipping your toes into the waters of homeschooling with a pre-schooler or you’re a college student, it’s vital to set up a dedicated learning space for studying.
Having all your equipment and supplies close at hand will make you more productive and you and your children are less likely to be distracted when things aren’t scattered around the house. (more…)
One of the great things about homeschooling is how much flexibility it gives you. In a traditional school setting, kids are confined to the classroom for most of the day apart from short break periods. While excursions and day trips do happen in traditional schools, they’re more of a rarity than a regular occurrence.
Homeschoolers on the other hand, have the option to learn wherever suits them best – whether that is actually at home, at the zoo or the museum or even on the road. (more…)