I am homeschooling mom to kids who love to do hands on learning. They are not the type of kids who want to sit down with workbooks all day long. Children thrive with hands on learning activities. Plus, I love it because it is so easy to find projects they love that help them to learn. Check out some of these hands on homeschooling tips we have used in our family.
5 Great Hands on Homeschooling Tips
Use Puzzles as Much as Possible
One way I keep homeschooling hands on in our family is by doing puzzles. I think puzzles are a great homeschooling activity because they can be used for all age groups and for any activity. It can also use used as an activity for the whole family to do together.
Enjoy a Reading aloud Time Together
Another fun way to be hands on homeschoolers is by reading together. Have a set read aloud time. While mom or dad reads the kids can spend time building with blocks, doing puzzles and coloring. This is a way for the whole family to spend time together, but it is also valuable hands on learning time.
Play Lots of Games Together
Your homeschooling day can flow or be anything that you want it to be. If you love playing games, incorporate educational games into your day. They can easily be a part of your homeschooling curriculum. I don’t think there is anything better than sitting down and playing a game with your family. There are a lot of educational games out there that you can use!
Make Use of the Computer
The great thing about technology is that you can do so much with it. Kids can dive into learning with the help of technology. Our favorite tool to use in homeschooling that helps us also get hands on is the KidCoder: Web Design Online Course. This is a course for 4th to 12th grade students that helps students learn how to build their own websites. Your kids will learn everything from HTML to graphics. I love everything my kids have learned. I also love the hands-on approach and how they have to get in there and learn.
You don’t have to worry if your child doesn’t have any prior web programming or gaming experience. This program starts with beginner skills and your child can move at their own pace. It’s awesome!
You can also get KidCoder: Web Design in the 8th Grade Curriculum Kit from Timberdoodle
Allowing my kids to be hands on with their learning has been one of the best things we’ve done. It’s great to provide hands on learning opportunities. Have fun homeschooling and embracing all the different learning styles in your family.
How do you handle hands on homeschooling? Let me know in the comments below.