Without fail, every new year, I found myself making the most admirable of resolutions about my homeschool. I had BIG plans. I was going to be SUPER organized, REALLY creative and my kids were going to start a parade chanting “Mom is the best mom! Mom is the best mom!”
Unfortunately, my resolutions were either a little too ambitious, didn’t fit our lifestyle, my children’s personalities or were just plain unrealistic. Over the years I learned that small changes were just as good as small changes. I learned to relax more, stress less and enjoy the time with my kids.
Remember, homeschooling is a journey! I’m still hoping for the parade but it might have to wait until I have grandkids. Then I can bribe them with candy.
Here are some resolutions for you to consider brought to you by Educents*.
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Easy Resolutions for Homeschoolers
Wouldn’t it be great for your kids to learn to play a musical instrument, speak a new language, or pick up some computer skills? Educents has the tools to help your kiddos achieve GREATNESS in 2016!
Resolution #1: Learn a new language
Maybe you don’t speak a second language, but your kids still can using this online language program. With this award-winning package, there’s no need to memorize lists of words or listen to boring adult conversations. Kids learn by watching kids like them in real-life, humorous situations!
Resolution #2: Create healthy habits
Yoga promotes healthy habits in a fun and active way. Pop in this Yoga DVD and reap benefits like balance, focus, flexibility, self-control, improved posture, and so many more healthy habits.
The Family Fitness program includes hundreds of physical education lessons for ages 5 to 18. The 1-year program includes warm ups, cool downs, outdoor exercises, and nutritional lessons. The lessons will guide you and your family through a 20-40 minute physical education session. You can do as much or little as you like depending on how much time you have.
Resolution #3: Keep the house clean
“I cannot imagine a more well spent $20! I am not even kidding–my house looks stellar and my kids have that feeling of accomplishment, knowing they’ve worked hard and done an amazing job. I’ve tried chore charts and reward systems but this is by far the easiest and the most all-encompassing.” – Celena, The Traveling Sisterhood
Resolution #4: Be more creative
Kids gotta have time to be creative. With all the social stresses and studying, leave room for FUN. Whether it be learn a new skill, journaling, or start playing an instrument – encourage creativity!
This has probably been included in ONE of your New Year’s Resolution lists: Learn to play piano. Well, time to live vicariously through your children! Maybe your child will learn, and then turn around and teach you piano! This kit has everything you need to get started tickling those ivories.
Playing the violin is not only a way for children to be creative, but it also develops motor skills, sharpens memory, teaches perseverance and increases focus.
Resolution #5: Get hands-on
Lessons are more fun when you get your hands a little dirty. Take reading lessons outside, do a weekly science experiment, or try these STEM kits that arrive to you once a month (totally ready to go!!).
Add science fun to your weekend projects! These science experiments are delivered to your door and ready to go. Kids will learn about magnets, fungus, space, volcanos, and more!
Resolution #6: Learn new tech skills
Your kids might already spend a lot of time in front of a screen, but is that screen time educational? Use those hours to learn new tech skills! If your kiddo is already a Minecrafter, consider using this program to build skills and add layers to the game!