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Let's be honest for a minute. Sometimes homeschooling is hard. The good news is you are not alone.  We have been collecting ideas for ways to address common difficulties. There is so much wisdom in our community, we wanted to collect it and share it with you.  Here are some ideas to get you started.  If you have a system or a solution that makes your homeschooling run a little more smoothly, we'd love to hear about and share it with other. 

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Ideas Worth Exploring

Here are some ideas to help address common challenges and make your homeschooling a little easier.

Ideas for Homeschooling with Babies & Toddlers:

  • Create Montessori-inspired sensory bins to provide hands-on learning experiences.

  • Have a designated "school bag" for the little ones to use while older kids are working.

  • Partner older kids with younger ones to help entertain and supervise while you focus on schoolwork.

  • Enlist the help of grandparents to assist with schooling or looking after the little ones.

  • Consider hiring a teenager to come and help during school hours.

Ideas for Homeschooling Multiple Ages:

  • Use a versatile curriculum that can cover multiple age groups.

  • Encourage older children to assist younger siblings with their studies.

  • Stagger one-on-one teaching times with different children to ensure individualized attention.

  • Incorporate time for independent work to foster self-reliance while maintaining parental support.

  • Explore online resources like "Teach your Monster to Read" for engaging learning.


Ideas for Teaching Efficiently:

  • Utilize audiobooks while children engage in quiet activities like coloring or independent play.

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Ideas for Dealing with Overstimulation:

  • Use noise-cancelling devices like Loops to reduce environmental distractions.

  • Schedule regular downtime to provide children with breaks.

  • Consider hiring a helper, such as a teenager, to assist with child care a few hours a week.

  • Ensure that everyone has a designated space to retreat to when needed.

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Ideas for Organizing

  • Set up a Google Classroom to organize assignments and resources for your kids.

  • Utilize Google Calendar to help older kids manage their time and assignments.

  • Keep supplies on a rolling cart for easy mobility between locations.

  • Create a visual organizing system using pictures and Velcro for children to track their tasks on a weekly chart.

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Ideas for Scheduling:

  • Develop a visible and modifiable schedule for everyone in the household.

  • Notify kids in advance about their schoolwork times.

  • Account for preparation, travel, and settling-in time in your schedule to accurately plan teaching time.

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Ideas for Motivating Productivity:

  • Implement the "When/Then" strategy to encourage task completion (e.g., "When homework is done, devices can be used.").

  • Use the Pomodoro Technique and the "Focus To Do" app to manage focused work periods.

  • Consider using a wiggle seat to help young children and kids with ADHD stay active while working.


Ideas for Kids Who Are Struggling:

  • Share the book "Ish" to inspire a growth mindset and foster a positive learning attitude.

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Ideas for Kids Who Are Advanced:

  • Provide non-fiction materials for advanced readers seeking age-appropriate content and challenges.

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