5 Best Practices for New Homeschoolers

June 11, 2020
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Not that long ago, homeschooling was considered unpopular, but today, thanks in large part to the coronavirus shutting down our nation’s schools, homeschooling has become mandatory just like that. To help those parents thrust into the world of homeschooling, check out these five homeschool secrets from some of our seasoned experts to hopefully make your school-at-home days just a little smoother.


  1. Don’t think you have to fill your day with academics.

Usually, the first lesson learned in leading a homeschool is that by nature it’s different than a school setting. Beyond that, your best resource is the people who have homeschooled before you. Check out these best homeschooling tips from experienced homeschool parents in our Facebook community.


  1. Make the world your classroom.

Without concerns about budget or traveling, you can adventure around the world through virtual field trips with Google Maps.


  1. Read, read, read.

Having a daily schedule is a good place to start; however, every book you open has the potential for great learning. Explore this list of 100 books you should read to your child. Many books also can be found in electronic format.


  1. Teach life skills.

As parents, our kids are always watching us. Because of that, we even teach our kids life skills inadvertently. Don’t forget to give your children additional responsibilities around the house, including these popular chores to give your kids.


  1. It’s okay for kids to be bored.

After all, in this age of electronics, it can truly force your kids to use their imaginations. If their boredom is driving you crazy though, try suggesting these things to do when your kids are bored.


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About AOP

Founded in 1977, AOP is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to thousands of students through curriculum, support services, and an accredited online academy. Visit AOP online or call 800-622-3070 to learn more.