Tips for Homeschooling on the Road
Rewritten by Joseph Garnett, Jr. - From the Archives
September 1, 2015
Labor Day is just around the corner.
It’s the traditional sign that summer is coming to a close. It is also the signal that students are headed back or that they are already back hitting the books in many parts of the country. Living on the road presents different opportunities for your kids. They won’t be getting on a bus, packing lunches and physically going off to school everyday. Here are a few tips for teaching your kids while traveling the country. These tips came from bloggers who are experts and love teaching their kids while on the go.
1. Opportunities to learn are everywhere. Be ready to stop and learn.
Visiting national parks, monuments, museums and other significant sites is one of the best opportunities of learning while traveling. Allowing for flexibility in your schedule provides time to schedule a stop and visit aquariums, museums and other sites.
2. Learning requires a comfortable environment. So, create it.
There is no need to design a full-sized class inside your RV or motorhome. However, creating arrangements that fits you and your kids comfortably will help make homeschooling more enjoyable for you and the kids. Perhaps a U-shaped dinette or if they are studying different subjects, you may want to place your children in separate chairs at a different table. The most important part of the process is to make sure that you and your children have ample space for their schoolwork and you have space to teach. Going outside to a picnic table may be stimulating to your kids and help the learning process.
3. Challenge your kids’ minds by giving them work to do.
If your concerned about the length of time homeschooling will consume and cut into your basic household needs, like laundry, meals and keeping your RV clean, you may need to consider giving your kids chores. While doing chores, they can still apply some of what they have been learning. Also, having your little ones help with cleaning your RV creates family bonding and a sense of responsibility. By everyone pitching in to do the household chores everyone will have more time to relax and either enjoy camping adventures together or by themselves.
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We have plenty of family-sized RVs and motorhomes at our Lazydays Tampa and Tucson lots which are great for your traveling lifestyle. So, if you want separated bedrooms for you and the kids to sleep and study or if you are looking for a large U-shaped dinette for use as a classroom, then, we have what you need right here at Lazydays.
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