It’s Labor Day weekend, summer’s last hurrah. Have you ever wondered how to homeschool on your vacation?
I consider our family to be year-round homeschoolers. My children thrive when we have a routine in place and I’ve learned that it’s much easier to get back into the swing of things when we’ve been doing a little bit of something most days.
Our homeschooling is certainly more relaxed on vacations, but we are still learning.
How to Homeschool on Your Vacation
My children have taught me, time and again, that learning happens all the time when I just relax and let it. This is true for vacations as well. In fact, if I’m being honest, some of our best learning happens on vacation. I think that being away allows you more space to be creative.
In the following post, I share how simple old-fashioned letters can spark meaningful connections and learning:
No vacation this year? No worries! All you need is some friends and a vicarious vacation to have fun learning:
Man, I love journaling! I rely heavily on journaling in our homeschool and vacations are no exception!
Want to see an example of what learning on vacation can look like? Check out this post:
My children used to be the worst travelers and by “children” I mean my oldest. Thankfully, that phase has passed. Here is an example of what has helped on recent road trips:
Here is yet another example of learning without leaving your home. Let your journal travel the world for you and see what happens!
Now that you have some tips for how to homeschool on vacation, let’s take a moment to keep it real. I’d like to talk about a few things that happen when you take a vacation with children: Vacation Sleep, The Hangover from Fun, and Re-Entry.
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Are you a year round homeschooler? Do you learn on vacation? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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