Are you homeschooling your kids? Have you wondered what homeschool children actually think about it?
There are lots of articles about why parents love it, but I have not seen many from a children’s prospective. I have asked a number of children why they love home education, and this is what I got back.
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What do kids think about homeschooling?
Freddie Age 8
I love homeschooling because I am learning loads more. I also like it because I now know way more maths, history, handwriting and English. Also it is amazing because I have learnt way more than regular school.
Cameron Age 12
I have been homeschooling all my life and I am in Year 6. I’ve never been in a school environment and I don’t think that it would really suit me as I am so used to the freedom of learning.
I couldn’t imagine being in a classroom all day.
Home-schooling gives me the freedom to learn new things in my own time. I find it really fun and we do heaps of different activities. I enjoy most subjects even maths when its really not my favourite. I’ve got dyslexia and am also colour-blind which can make my learning hard.
I love science and technology and my learning is mostly on STEAM subjects. I also enjoy watching documentaries and doing online courses. I’m learning to play the harmonica. I have heaps of home-schooling friends as well as other friends in the groups that I am involved in.
Currently I go to coding club, robotics, Dungeons & Dragons, Ice Skating lessons, Karate and I am a St Johns Ambulance Cadet. As I really like science, I hope one day that I will be a scientist or have a job in the medical area like a paramedic.
Kairi Age 5
I like to be home educated because I get to stay home and I love learning with my mum. I also like it when I get great sheets and get to spend time with my sister and all my different friends. Kairi, aged 5.
Paul Age 15
I love that I am home schooled for a few reasons. The first reason is that I have autism spectrum disorder, and at home I can change things or take more time to master something if I need to.
I can also go way ahead with my strengths, and follow my interests, for example I became interested in time paradoxes when I was 9 after watching an episode of Doctor Who, which then led to studying quantum physics for a few months .
I also really like that the field trips we take are at my family’s pace and we can see and do things the way we want to. Another reason is that I can be completely myself in the way I dress and express myself.
Antoine Age 8
I love being homeschooled because it means I don’t have to do Christmas or Halloween (we are Jehovah’s Witnesses). And also because I don’t have to write hundreds and thousands of words.
I like that I can give my opinion and talk to my mum about things I would like to do. I love that there are lots of different activities available for homeschoolers.
Alfie-Jack Age 10
Home education to me is that I don’t get bullied any more. I hated school and was always picked on by my friends. I have been home educated now for 8 months and feel so much happier.
I’ve made lots of new friends and I am more confident.
So I thought I would summarise their main points:
Why Kids Love Homeschooling Conclusion
- Learn more
- Freedom of Learning
- Spending more time with mum
- Take time to master subjects
- Follow their own interests
- Can express themselves freely
- Socialise with family and friends
- Religious reasons
- No more bullies
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Are your children home educated? I would love to hear their thoughts too, please leave any comments below so I can add them to the blog.