In India, the homeschooling practice has started to take a surge since the lockdown as parents consider it as the safer means of educating their children.
Do you homeschool your kid or have considered it? Tell us at the end of this post!
What Is Homeschooling?
Homeschooling is an interesting way of educating kids in the comfort of their homes. As a matter of fact, homeschooling eliminates the possibility of kids feeling locked up in a cage when it comes to institutional schooling.
Homeschooling opens up the pathway for a fun-filled education where kids can learn from their surroundings – chemistry from their kitchen and botany from their garden.
Why Is homeschooling Preferred Nowadays?
Homeschooling is not only the safer means of education but a lot more than that. Here are a few advantages to prove why it is considered as one of the best modes of education today:
- Kids are exposed to a practical learning environment
- Parents can decide the homeschool curriculum for the kids depending on what the child’s strength areas are.
- The syllabus for kids can be framed with respect to their field of interest and based on what they love doing.
- The hidden skillsets of kids will be brought to light.
- Providing individual attention to the child will enhance the learning process.
Is Homeschooling Possible In India?
Certainly! Here are some real-time examples of homeschool success.
Supriya Raj Joshi is a pioneer of homeschooling in India. Being a famous TED India speaker, she believes in the idea of educational freedom and has homeschooled her two kids. One of her homeschooled daughters made a remarkable achievement of getting into MIT, USA.
Mrs Deepa, one of our very own educators also homeschools her 5-year-old and makes strong use of the art of storytelling and hands-on activities to maximise learning. She is one of the mentors at Mango Science At Home Club
Catch one of Deepa’s most-loved stories here
How To Get Started With Homeschooling?
As a lot of parents began to opt for alternate schooling methods for their children from as opposed to the traditional system, a lot of homeschool programs have emerged as an outcome. But selecting a suitable mode or form of learning for your child is still a challenging task for parents.
Want to select the right education program for your kids?