Friday, January 24, 2014

What Homeschooled Ten Year Olds Think is Essential

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials
Today for the 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials, I thought I'd see what my 10 year olds, homeschooled all their lives, think is essential.  They came up with some really good ideas!
  • You need to read a lot of REAL books, not stupid textbooks  (can you tell she wasn't a fan of the time we reviewed a history textbook instead of using living books for history?)
  • IMAGINATION!
  • It needs to be fun.
  • Field trips
  • You need books, lots of books, therefore a library card . . . bookshelves . . . a place to PUT bookshelves . . . 
  • Parents need to go into it not thinking that they know everything, they need to want to learn with the kids.
  • The parent has to want to do it.
  • Parents need to know how to explain things to the kid.

I'd say they have it all figured out! I completely agree with all of those ideas!



To see what 80+ other homeschoolers think is essential this week, visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog. Here's some of them:

Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life
Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four
Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas
Amy @ Counting Change. . . Again
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Gena @ I Choose Joy!
Adena @ AdenaF
Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue
Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Very cute! You need to not know it all, but you better be able to explain those things to the kid, LOL! Sweet girls. :)

Leah Courtney said...

I love the kids point of view.:-) And what a cute picture!

Joelle A. said...

They have it right spot on for sure!