Homeschooling is an educational option where parents are taking full responsibility for educating their children. Parents are designers of their own educational method and content of studies according to their children’s needs and learning styles.

If you are just starting to homeschool, you could start with a traditional approach of following the textbook or purchased homeschooling program until you feel comfortable to move away from the traditional approach.

After you gain confidence and experience in homeschooling you can start designing your own homeschooling style and approach. One of the styles many parents are adopting is a holistic homeschooling approach.

Holistic homeschooling is an educational approach that aims to nurture the whole child – their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. It emphasizes learning through real-life experiences, rather than just textbooks or lectures, and is based on the idea that children learn best when they are engaged in meaningful activities that are relevant to their lives.

In a holistic homeschooling approach, parents take into consideration the child’s unique interests, talents, and learning style when designing the curriculum. The focus is on learning through exploration, discovery, and experimentation, and parents often incorporate activities such as nature walks, art projects, cooking, and gardening into the curriculum.

The approach also emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships between parents and children, and between siblings. Holistic homeschooling families often prioritize spending time together, participating in group activities, and fostering a sense of community.

Overall, the holistic homeschooling approach is about creating an environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive in all areas of their lives, not just academically.

When you use a holistic approach to education, your goal is to educate the whole child. Education doesn’t happen only during the school hours. Every hour of the day counts as a learning hour.

Happy Homeschooling!