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It can be a hotly debated question among homeschool moms.
Should we continue homeschooling through the summer or take a break?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. What works for one family may not work for another. And what works for your family during one summer may not work the next.
Instead of providing a straight forward answer to this question, I would like to provide some reasons to consider homeschooling through the summer as well as reasons to take a break. You can ponder these reasons as you consider what is right for your family. (The video goes into more detail about each of these reasons.)
Reasons to homeschool through the summer
- Your family homeschools year round.
- The weather is too hot to enjoy being outside.
- You need to finish up work for a subject or two.
- Your child wants to learn a new skill or handicraft.
- You want to get a jump start on the next school year by focusing on one subject.
- Your children want to keep learning.
Reasons to take a break during the summer
- You are all ready for a break to recharge.
- The weather is beautiful and you will be stuck inside during colder winter months.
- Your children will be involved in other summer camps, summer classes, or trips that would make consistency during the summer difficult.
- You want your children to have time for independent learning or reading. (Learn how I help my children to learn independently during the summer.)
- You are afraid your children will get bored. (Check out this post about busting boredom.)