Have you ever wondered how many hours a day that your child should be schooling? Or what schedule would be best for your family? Maybe you’re in need of a change in the way you school to bring that excitement back again? How about those of you who are nervous about homeschooling in the teen years? Would you like a list of websites to use in your schooling? If you’d like a book about EVERYTHING, then you may want to read this book.
So just what is the answer to how many hours a day your child does need to school? “Even though most traditional school days are approximately six hours long, you and your child won’t need to sit at a desk in your home for five or six hours each day. Some states may require you to keep a daily schedule and attendance record, showing that you homeschool a certain number of hours a day, 180 days a year, but the hours and days can be flexible. Chapter 8 of this book talks more about daily schedules and record keeping. On average, the time required to focus on core skills (reading, math, language arts, social studies, and science) can be broken down per age group as follows:
* Preschool and kindergarten: 30 to 60 minutes
* Elementary ages: 60 – 90 minutes
* Middle-school ages: 1 1/2 to 3 hours
* High-school ages: 2 to 4 hours
The Everything Homeschooling Book provides up-to-date information on: State homeschool departments of education, religious and secular homeschooling, sources for curriculum guidelines by grade level, packaged curriculum programs, homeschooling multiple children, and the list goes on, and on.
Sherri Linsenbach is a former teacher, tutor and homeschool parent. She is also the founder and president of HomeschoolFun.com, a leading online homeschool magazine. This 305-page book is packed full of information. Check it out and see for yourself!