On Monday, I wrote about the importance of creative play in your homeschool. Today, I want to fast forward a bit to the tween and teen years for your homeschooled child. While I think imagination is great at any age, as your child grows older, the more that imagination needs to become focused on real world things. It needs to become innovative and inventive, reaching forward into adulthood. That is why I strongly encourage you to invest in your child’s future with your homeschooling dollars. Here are a few pointers to get you started!
Pay attention to your child’s interests
It is imperative you become a student of your child. Pay close attention to the things that interest them, and brainstorm how you could take that interest to the next level. You might need to really think outside the box to figure out what interests could translate to a real world education, but don’t give up. For instance, say your son really enjoys computer games. You could consider investing in computer programming lessons or computer parts they could tear into. You could introduce them to graphic design or coding.