A common question we get is, "how can I possibly homeschool successfully with more than one child?!!!
We at Daily Wonder fully recognize this challenge and are here to encourage you to go for it. We have collected our ideas based on teaching experience and feedback from other DW members. We hope you'll be inspired and encouraged to persevere through the inevitable learning curve. Let us remind you that not only do you need to learn to homeschool for two different grades, but most of you are new to homeschooling entirely and ought to cut yourself some slack. You heard it here; take a deep breath; you've got this!
Here are the top 10 suggestions for homeschooling more than one child:
Our children today are at risk of not knowing how to work independently. Many children struggle with self-regulation and with persevering through a challenge. Our modern culture revolves around instant gratification, which can be challenging to work against.
At Daily Wonder, we like to harken back to the old schoolhouse model where one teacher taught a community of multi-aged children. In this model, the children were expected to manage themselves and support others as learning community members. With a fresh perspective on connection rather than punishment, we can expect children to develop these same capacities for self-regulation and resilience through love, accountability and the desire to contribute positively to the community's well-being.
Explore schedules, rhythms & routines, songs, music, festivals, free play, meals, projects & more to support your homeschooling program.