Homeschooling can be a joy killer. While spending our days with children should naturally bring tons of lightness and joy into our lives, it is easy for us to get preoccupied, worrying about doing enough, and then create an atmosphere of tension instead of fun.
It doesn’t have to be this way though.
When we begin to break down what our children really need to know, and when we begin to get a vision of the long view of homeschooling, we can start to realize that this pressure that steals the fun out of our days with our children is just a mirage.
Think about it? What do you remember from your school days? What lessons stick out to you?
Here is another question. What do you want your children to remember from their first few years of school?
When we put these questions and their answers into perspective, we can realize that there are only a few things that we really need to do in the first few years of school.
What are these things?
- Reading aloud
- NO PRESSURE PHONICS
- Some math or counting
- Some stories about history
- Some stories about science
- A FEW PROJECTS EACH WEEK
- Plenty of time to play outside
- A few chores each day
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