Everyone embarks on their homeschooling journey for different reasons. For some people it’s born through frustration with public schools, for religious reasons, etc.
For us it was always the plan. My husband and I both struggled in a standard, public school setting. We were bored, our passion for learning was stiffled. We adapted by doing as little as necessary to get by. He struggled with undiagnosed ADHD and none of his teachers took the time to teach him to organize himself.
We wanted more for our children.
I want them to love learning. I want them to be free to follow their passions. If they want to spend 3 months learning about volcanos, great! If a subject drags for them, let’s find a way to make it work. I want them to always be passionate, creative, inspired and excited. I want to give them the gift of being life long learners and avid readers.
I’m also a strong believer that people learn differently. I don’t feel like a teacher with 20 other students who only has my child for a year is capable of understanding and catering to his learning style. But I can.
I want them to learn academics, but I also want them to learn about life. In no other scenario are you segregated by age and intelligence. I want them to feel comfortable interacting with all different types of people. I want them to understand finance, cooking, small repairs… in other words I want them to be well prepared for being an adult. I became an adult but I had no idea how TO adult. Checkbooks, bank accounts, auto loans… all were a mystery I had to learn trial by fire. I don’t want that for them.
Will it be easy? Heck no, but it will be worth it.
At this sEason in our life I find my self consistently short on time. Planning lessons and projects just isn’t in the boos for me right now. Which is why I’m so glad I found Mother Goose Time. Everything is planned out and organized for me. The supplies are there. The fun is there. It’s all there, just waiting for us to grav it by the horns. On days when we’re busy we can do a little bit of school, or none at all. But when we’re feeling inspired (which is most days) we can do the lessons and continue past what Mother Goose Time has included. It inspires creativity. It gets him thinking and asking questions. It is also providing me with the great opportunity to see what he responds to. How he learns. This is so much bigger then learning to count- this is learning to learn! And I’M learning how to teach him. This time is setting an amazing foundation for our homeschooling journey.
Mother Goose Time introduced Xavier to Abstract Art this morning. We spent quite some time viewing some beautiful pieces and he was very inspired!