As homeschoolers, we sometimes wonder if we should continue to homeschool during the summer. Is it better to take a break or to homeschool year round? There’s no “right” answer or “best” way, but if you do plan to continue, here’s an action plan for how to survive homeschooling this summer!
Quick note: For my friends in the southern hemisphere, I realize you’re experiencing winter this time of year, so feel free to bookmark this post when your summer rolls around.
How to Survive Homeschooling This summer
Let’s cover plenty of fun and easy to implement ideas to help you and your family thrive all season long!
5 Simple Homeschooling Tips for Each summer Month
June Homeschooling – Some fun ways to homeschool this June include participating in the Junior Ranger Program through the National Park Service, celebrate the summer solstice, visit a local farmers market, sign up for your local library’s summer reading program, and berry picking.
July Homeschooling – Embrace the “dog days of summer” by camping out at home, make a glow in the dark mason jar, play with water balloons, make a list of movies your family wants to watch, and implement a daily quiet time.
August Homeschooling – Let’s have fun with puzzles, celebrate National Book Lovers Day, National Lazy Day (yes, please!), create a new music playlist, and brainstorm ideas for the upcoming school year.
How to Survive Homeschooling this summer: Self-Care
10 Simple Summer Self-Care Tips – 10 simple ways to take care of yourself during the longer, hotter days of summer.
How to Use Water As a Powerful Tool for Self-Care – It seems too simple to be effective, but water is often an important key to solving many of our ailments. Fatigue, headaches, irritability, and poor sleep are usually helped tremendously by the simple power of water.
How to survive homeschooling this Summer: Picture Books
10 Picture Books to Celebrate Summer – Titles that will create feelings of curiosity and wonder. Grab some of these books, pack a picnic, and enjoy reading together!
10 Picture Books About Nature – This collection offers simple and inspiring ways to combine the love of reading with the love for nature.
I hope these ideas and simple tips will help you with how to survive homeschooling this summer! Feel free to reach out with any questions!