Are you a homeschool parent looking for ways to incorporate printables into your child’s learning without feeling like you’re adding busy work? Look no further! We share tips and strategies for using printables in your homeschool effectively.
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Using Printables in Your Homeschool
Let’s talk about how to use printables in your homeschool without feeling overwhelmed. I have six tips and strategies for ways you can use them to enhance your homeschool’s hands-on learning, how to customize them to work better for you and incorporate them into your routine.
Look at your curriculum or learning objectives and determine where a printable activity could fit in. Plan out when you’ll use it and how it will support your lesson.
It could be that you find there is something missing from your curriculum that you want to add, this is the perfect place to add some printables.
If there is every something missing or not covered in your curriculum, there is a printable out there to fill in that missing piece.
Choose Quality Printables
There are many free printables available online, but not all of them are high quality or appropriate for your child’s learning level. Take the time to find well-designed printables that align with your child’s learning needs and interests.
Look at samples of the products, and/or reviews. Talk to friends too!
Don’t be afraid to modify or personalize printables to better fit your child’s learning style or interests. For example, you could add more challenging questions or omit things.
I know it can be frustrating to buy something and not use all parts of it, but sometimes it’s better to set things aside instead of forcing something that isn’t working or is repetitive.
Incorporate Printables into Your Routine
Instead of using printables as a one-time activity, try incorporating them into your regular routine. For example, use a daily math worksheet as a warm-up activity, or use a reading comprehension printable after reading a book.
Make It Hands-On
Many printables can be turned into hands-on activities with a little creativity. For example, you could use a printable to make flashcards or create a matching game. These don’t need to be fancy. They can be as basic as you like, recipe cards, and stick figure drawings.
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Use Printables to Assess Learning
Printables can also be used as an assessment tool to check your child’s understanding of a particular concept. This can help you identify areas where your child may need additional support or enrichment.
You do not need to use printables in your homeschool, just like you don’t have to use curriculum in your homeschool. There is no rule on what you have to use and don’t have to use. Homeschooling is a way of life, and the rest are just tools to use.