Every new homeschool mom asks (or wonders), “What is the right time of day to homeschool?” Thankfully there is not a one size fits all answer to this question. After all, isn’t the beauty of homeschooling that you can do what is best for your family?
When deciding what the right time of day to homeschool is for your family, there are many factors to consider.
- Are you an early riser or a night owl?
- What is your husband’s work schedule?
- When are your children more alert/focused?
- Do your kids prefer to sleep in or stay up late?
- When is nap time?
- What time are your kids’ co-ops/activities?
- How long do you plan to homeschool each day?
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Once you have answers to these questions, the answer to your main question should be pretty clear.
If your family is full of late risers, then an afternoon/early evening schedule might work best.
A family that rises with the sun, could tackle school work and be done before lunch.
Paying attention your answers to the above questions (and others that you and/or your spouse bring to the table) is important because homeschooling is meant to be a blessing to you and your family. Homeschooling will be more of a blessing to you and your family if it works with and becomes part of your every day life vs. having to rearrange everything in your life to accommodate homeschooling.
As with all things homeschooling, be flexible with the time of day you choose to homeschool. You and your children’s lives will change from time to time and the right time of day to homeschool now, may not work in a year or two. Especially when your children are entering their teen years and sleep later than you would have ever thought possible.
You don’t have to limit yourself to a particular time of day to homeschool every day either. If you have classes or appointments, simply rearrange your homeschool day to be earlier or later than normal as needed. You could also completely change up your homeschool day and use impromptu opportunities to homeschool!
Your homeschool schedule is unique to you! Find the right time of day for your family to homeschool and stick with it as long as it’s working, then find the new one that fits and stick with that!
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