Are you considering homeschooling your child or what we refer to as future learning? While we recognise this isn’t the way forward for everyone, it is growing in popularity and is undoubtedly the right choice for many.
There are many reasons why families choose to break away from traditional education. Some believe it champions their child in a way that a classroom-based environment cannot; for others, they like the flexibility it gives them to travel and educate their children in other ways.
Whatever the reason you choose, you are likely to experience a number of the benefits that makes this a positive experience and the right choice for your family.
Personalised Education to Support Your Child
The opportunity to guide your child’s education brings many advantages. For some, it means spending time helping their child understand complex concepts; for others, it allows for more time to focus on areas their children are gifted or excel in.
Homeschooling can be the right choice for many reasons, so we’ve picked eight benefits that will elevate your child’s learning experiences.
1. Growing Efficient Learners
It’s not uncommon for homeschoolers to complete their daily and yearly work faster than those attending classroom-based education.
The primary reason is that fewer things can divert students’ concentration, and the ‘teachers’ attention isn’t being split twenty-six different ways or more.
2. Flexible Schedule
Not only can you schedule your day around community learning opportunities, family trips, and the time of the day your child best concentrates, but homeschooling also allows for academic flexibility.
This means if your child is behind or excelling in areas, is quiet or active, they can work to the educational level they need to be at without being impacted by the rest of the class.
3. One-On-One Engagement
Unlike in public or private school, there are plenty of opportunities to spend one-on-one time with your children, especially in a subject they may struggle in.
This personal approach enables the parent educator to work through something until it is understood rather than pacing at the level of a whole group.
It also allows parents the time to display the qualities they want to instil in their children – patience, kindness, respectfulness and enthusiasm for learning – through modelling these traits.
4. Community Involvement
Most children engaging in future learning are highly socialised. There are many opportunities within the community to engage in, from sports and language lessons, excursions, library visits, museums, churches, online learning programs like Euka and more.
While most learning is done at home, this doesn’t mean it’s restricted. There are many opportunities for home learners to gain knowledge and life skills through giving their time to volunteering and entrepreneurship.
5. Little to No Homework
The topic of homework can be a complex situation for children as, for some, it is a difficult task to get done. It’s tough when your active child wants to let off some steam rather than sit down to maths equations and science tasks.
Given that your children are engaged in their learning directly throughout the day when learning from home, you will rarely need to give them homework to complete. This is equally positive for parents and children and removes some of the pressure that comes with the task.
6. Possible Increasement in Academic Results
We are not suggesting that homeschooled children are superior in their academic results, but it’s not uncommon for these students to show improved outcomes.
With the significant growth of over 105% of registered Australian homeschooled students, we’re also seeing an increase in significantly high standardised test scores.
Many homeschooled children go on to further education, such as TAFE and University and forge on towards successful careers. This style of learning doesn’t compromise homeschooling families’ education.
7. Supports Special Needs
Some children live with challenges that can make learning in a traditional school environment difficult. Others may experience bullying and other hindrances that cause a classroom setting to encounter obstacles.
The personalised approach to learning at home greatly benefits children living with challenges and enables them to engage and gather knowledge without prejudices and at their own pace.
Without the added difficulties that may present themselves in a classroom setting, they’re likely to feel a boost in their confidence, especially with the extra one-on-one time.
8. Comfortable & Familiar Environment
One of the advantages of learning from home is it’s a known, comfortable environment. For anxious or easily distracted children, offering familiar, unchanging spaces can assist in their learning and remove any negative influences that can be found in a classroom.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
Educating your child by homeschooling is a big responsibility, but it can also be one of the most rewarding decisions you make for yourself and your family.
Aside from having flexible solutions to learning and working at a pace that suits your child, the benefit of exploration through curiosity and engagement with the community is significant for educational pathways.
What’s evident is that by educating your child from home, they aren’t missing out by not being in a public school classroom. Many benefits make this holistic approach to learning a valuable and balanced experience.
At Euka, we believe that future learning will help your child flourish by using a curriculum adapted to your child’s needs and allowing them to work at their own pace. We empower your children by helping them thrive through pursuing their passions and helping them move forward with a new way of learning.
Our curriculum will benefit your home learning style with exceptional, all-inclusive educational programs. We provide a platform that moves beyond traditional learning formats and facilitates individual learning styles.
If you want to know more about the many benefits of homeschooling right for your family, ask us about our curriculum and how we can make it work for you.