These Tips will Help you to Home-school your Child

One of the main questions that teachers get asked is how parents can do their bit to support their child at home. These tips will help you to find out everything you need to know.


Reading is quite possibly the key to learning. It’s so important that you help your child to become an avid reader by helping them to find topics of interest. The more you can make reading a way of life, the more focused they will be in their schoolwork. The earlier you can start here, the better too. If you just don’t feel as though your child is interested in reading, then look to their hobbies and passions and then try and give them something that reflects this.


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Be Involved

It’s vital that you talk to your child every day, about the way that they feel. Ask them what they feel as though their strengths are, what they are interested in and how they can fuel their own creative instincts. If you just don’t feel as though you are aware of how to homeschool your child to the highest level then think about volunteering at a local school so that you can become an active learner yourself.

Teach Character

Fundamental habits can help you to give your child the support that they need in their learning environment. You need to teach your child to respect adults, their peers and themselves too. There are countless resources online here and if you do your best to use them, then this will really work in your favour. If you want some resources so that you can teach your child then check out these free third-grade writing samples.

Get Outside

When your child is young, they may find a lot of joy in exploring a creek, looking for frogs or fish. They may also love to jump in fresh puddles. Taking a walk outside is one of the best and the easiest ways for you to try and build a sense of gratitude, wonder and peace for your child so do keep this in mind.

Fine Art

So many people believe that art is a fantastic way for you to teach your child about other things other than what’s in the classroom. You might want to look into things like art, poetry or even music. When you do you can then teach them to be more creative and this will help them greatly. If you are stuck as to where to start then think about buying them a guitar so that they can learn a piece of music, or even showing them how to paint.

So teaching your child from home isn’t just about helping them to learn academically. It’s also about helping them to grow and to become much more confident in themselves. If you want to give them even more support, then it’s a good idea for you to try and work with them to find out what they’re interested in so that you can cater your curriculum accordingly.



I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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