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Have you ever wondered what the day in the life of a homeschooler looks like? Whether you’re new to homeschooling, or looking for a new routine for your child, you’ve come to the right place! The boys are at different ages and grades, so creating a schedule is key to a productive day. Read on for a peek into our school days.
A day in the life of a homeschooler
We begin our day with a healthy breakfast. Lately I’ve been journaling with the boys in a Q&A book for kids I found online. Each morning I ask them a question and they write their answers inside. It’s a neat conversation starter for parents and kids of any age. Then they’re off to brush their teeth and get dressed for the day ahead.
Next, they begin their school day with a set schedule that includes online and offline work.
They take a break for lunch and complete an afternoon chore. Then it’s back to learning until their school schedule is complete.
I make sure we fit some fun into our day, like a play date at the park, swim in the pool, or fun board games at home. I also have arts and crafts on the schedule at least once a week. The boys get plenty of socialization with other homeschooling families during the week too. We plan meet-ups or field trips throughout the year which is always fun.
We run errands, where the boys get hands on learning in subjects like math, health and more. Even a trip to Target can be educational!
Once home, the boys have quiet time while I prep for dinner. That usually consists of TV programs or tablet games. Sometimes they help with meals too, or by setting the table. I’m really thankful to have this extra time with the boys – because let’s face it – kids grow up way too fast! Of course some days do not go exactly as planned, but it’s all worth it in the end. 🙂
If you’re just starting a routine for your homeschooler, here’s my biggest tip: don’t stress! Start out small. You’ll find your groove and everything will work out just fine. There are plenty of resources available online as well, so do lots of research.
Another tip to consider is making health a priority. Kids moods are related to their diets. If they’re filling up on sugary snacks then most likely you’ll see an increase in energy, followed by a crash and burn. Consider starting their day with Nature Made® KIDS FIRST® Gummies, which contain 12 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D and E, B vitamins, and minerals like iodine and zinc.
My boys love the flavor of KIDS FIRST® gummies, and I appreciate that they’re made with all natural fruit flavors. Plus the gummy vitamins are easy to chew too! You can find Nature Made® products for the whole family at Target stores on the vitamin aisle.
Start the year on track with quality healthy habits, like taking a daily multivitamin!
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