I am about the home school my 2 children - 1 five and 1 six - how do I teach the two of them whilst at the same time developing their educational needs?
Do I teach the same subject but at different levels or teach different subjects - one in which they can get on with it on their own and one that needs a lot of attention ?
Hi Stephanie I am sure you will get lots of other comments and opinions about this question!
There is no right or wrong way to do things. You need to experiment with your family to see what works best for you.
I have always worked with my children together because I found that worked well for us. That way they could bounce ideas off each other and the younger could learn from the older one. But we have never done a lot of formal work (like worksheets or textbooks), so this just suited my style of homeschooling.
I have found that only now (at ages 10 and 12) are my children really beginning to work independently for a reasonable amount of time. So you may find you have to keep independent work short and sweet for your children's ages.
Take a look at some of the different homeschool scheduling ideas on this site. Then keep experimenting until you find a balance that works nicely for you.
best wishes, Julie.
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