I learned so much from this week’s Google+ Hangout on Air! The topic was Homeschooling Children of Multiple Ages and WOW the wisdom and experience from our panel was note-worthy.
Even though I moderated the Hangout, I’ve watched it twice since we recorded it just to make sure I didn’t miss any of the gems that were shared!
Homeschooling Children of Multiple Ages
It was such a privilege to join with these particular homeschooling mothers. I read their blogs faithfully and I’ve met several of them in person. They truly have a heart for their children and want to encourage other mothers. I’m so grateful for their time!
The panelists included:
- Tricia Hodges of Hodgepodge, Curriculum Choice, and Habits for a Happy Home
- Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows
- Judy Hoch of Contented at Home
- Connie Hughes of Smockity Frocks
Watch the 30-minute Homeschooling Multiple Ages Below:
Here are a few highlights:
- Benefits and blessings of homeschooling multiple ages – Need encouragement to keep on keepin’ on? Start here.
- Challenges of homeschooling children of different ages – and what to do about it – spending enough time with each child, doing “school” at home, teaching each subject to each child
- Teaching children of different ages the same subject at the same time – curriculum choices and ideas, what subjects to school together and what to school separate
- Strategies for moms to divide their time among children during school time
- Curriculum planning ideas and strategies
- Hear how other moms that homeschool multiple ages regroup and rejuvenate themselves for the next day – very practical suggestions!
Helpful Links for Homeschooling Children of Multiple Ages
How to Teach Multiple Subjects to Multiple Ages – includes a variety of ideas including math, writing, science, and more
Homeschool Planning for a Large Family – Practical tips and suggestions for planning school
Help! I’m Homeschooling! – 75-pages of practical, seasoned advice for new homeschoolers
The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule – Includes step-by-step instruction on how to develop a homeschool schedule
Homeschool Tips from a Homeschool Veteran – 50+ pages that address homeschool schedules, curriculum choices, socialization, and more
Thank you so much for sharing this (again) with me.
I so agree with Amy that I don’t focus on my littles as much as I did when my older ones were little. I definitely need to be more intentional about being with my littles.
Thanks so much for this. This was really helpful and encouraging. xo
I’m so glad it was helpful for you, Christin! I’ve watched it several times just so I can soak up all of the wisdom (they’re great for passing the time while I iron 😉 )
Thank you for stopping by! xoxo