Congratulations! You are thinking about home educating one or more of your children. Actually, everyone home schools their child until age six because every parent facilitates an education whether it is preschool, playgroups or informal reading and playing at home. Home schoolers just continue it into the school-aged years. According to the new Fraser report, Homeschooling in Canada (2015), home schooling and home-based education increases an average of 14.4 per cent per year in Canada. With the prevalence and tremendous growth of the popularity of online courses, which are not included in most statistics for traditional home schooling, the trend of “home” education is growing exponentially.
If you’re questioning whether home schooling is the right choice for your family, check out some of these unique benefits and then see what you think! Of course you’ll have challenging days, but you’ll have a whole lot of fun alongside your kids too!
With two tots at home, I’m not immune to the academic anxiety that many parents share. Would my kids head off to Kindergarten with a firm grounding? And, would they do well once they were there? So I paid close attention when my sister-in-law Rebecca started looking at schools for my three-year-old niece, Jillian. I watched as they toured topnotch Montessori schools, private preschools and charter schools. Nothing clicked.
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