Homeschooling while working from home is definitely not for the faint of heart. I mentioned in another post that this year will be an experiment, so we’re trying out different things to see what works.
One thing I’ve noticed is that my daughter has an affinity and a love for science, which isn’t surprising considering I have degree in biology. But what is surprising is her interest in geography and social studies. I borderline hated those two subjects in school.
We’ve explored China and Asia in general, she’s taken a Mandarin Chinese class or two, we take “trips” on the map and globe, and things of that sort. She’s also very good at art, so the shapes of countries and details of things like cars are something she notices a great deal.
Math and reading aren’t high on her list of fun things, though. When I was a child, reading and writing were like breathing to me, and math was pretty fun too. I’m not too worried, since I firmly believe in child-led learning (and a love of science and social studies will be enhanced by reading, as she’ll figure out soon enough). But during this experimental stage, I’m open to different ideas.
I’ve been hearing about several online programs for homeschoolers, and I decided to do some exploring. I read reviews and looked at sites, and I made contact with some.
This year (and every year) will be full of learning for both me and my daughter. There’s a lot of knowledge to be acquired, and no one will ever know it all. Life is just one big adventure full of things to learn, and the best way to learn is to live!