Why Home-Based Learning is Rising in Popularity

5.4% of all US kids were homeschooled in 2020 during the peak of the Covid pandemic. Home-based learning continued to rise at 6.6% in 2022 as parents find this alternative to traditional schooling more appealing. 

With homeschooling still on the rise, parents need to consider potential adverse effects.

Many families are drawn to the educational freedom and customization that homeschooling provides, but several adverse effects should be considered.

Negative Effects of Homeschooling

Teaching children in the home can lead to a lack of socialization opportunities, difficulty transitioning back into the public school system, and an increased burden on parents when providing instruction.

These are just some of the drawbacks. Studies found that homeschooled children excel in literacy skills but lack core STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competencies such as mathematics.

Parents can mitigate these deficiencies by focusing on STEM education and activities to propel their children to higher levels of success. 

Home-based learning allows parents to choose from various curricula, resources, and materials tailored to their child's needs and learning styles.

Essential Homeschooling Tools

Parents have access to various tools and resources to help them create engaging learning experiences for their children. They can customize their child's educational experience uniquely and engagingly.

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