Five Podcasts for Homeschooling
- School Sucks Project
- Your Morning Basket
- The Homeschool Sanity Show
- The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast
- Read-Aloud Revival
Homeschooling is a growing trend for families across the United States. The whole family benefits from the flexibility, parents enjoy playing an active role in their children’s education, and students have access to one-on-one instruction tailored to their unique learning styles. The rise of technology has made homeschooling possible for more people and more effective overall. Here are five podcasts to help get the most out of homeschooling.
School Sucks Project
Many parents decide to home educate their children as a result of bad experiences with traditional education. As the name of this podcast implies, the School Sucks Project is a biweekly empowerment of parents who have made this choice. In addition to advice about best practices in both homeschooling and parenting, School Sucks also offers parents inspiration on how to pursue their own self-growth and self-education goals.
Your Morning Basket
Most people believe that how you start your morning sets the tone for your entire day. This is why Morning Time is so important for all children and educators. Morning Time can be particularly challenging for home-schooled students and their parents, as they have to create the boundaries that traditional schooling naturally provides between home and school, parent and teacher, child and student. Your Morning Basket is a bimonthly podcast full of helpful ideas for making Morning Time a successful foundation for your homeschooling experience.
The Homeschool Sanity Show
Morning Time is one of many challenges that homeschool parents and students face on any given day. In her weekly podcast, The Homeschool Sanity Show, Dr. Melanie Wilson tackles every question, concern, and difficult situation you will encounter as part of the homeschooling experience. Each episode is chock full of valuable advice, as well as courage and inspiration. It is like having your own personal homeschooling coach at the tip of your fingers.
The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast
Another main challenge of homeschooling is the lack of social network. Home-schooled students have many extracurricular activities to choose from, but who do the parents turn to for camaraderie? They can turn to The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast! Not only does this biweekly podcast offer conversations from fellow homeschooling parents about how they handle the situations you face and the questions you ask daily, but it also offers suggestions for how to form connections with other homeschooling parents in your real-world community.
Reading aloud is crucial for students’ intellectual development. It is unfortunately also something that students are doing less of as smart phones and other electronic devices draw their attention further inward. Reading aloud with your child replenishes the human connection that social media replaces with digital connection, and it also provides a common ground to bond with your children as they mature and naturally turn more toward peer relationships. Read-Aloud Revival offers suggestions for read-aloud books to suit every grade level, as well as advice about best practices for reading aloud.
Related Resource: 30 Successful People Who Were Homeschooled
Homeschooling is a full-time job. It is both challenging and rewarding. There are many tips and tricks for you and your children to have a successful and enjoyable homeschooling experience, and these five podcasts for homeschooling make them easy to access. Whether you are waiting for your child to complete an assignment, driving them to and from their activities, or out for a self-care stroll, tune in to learn and be inspired.