Homeschooling can be one of the best adventures of your life. An opportunity for your family to bond and grow together while providing your child with a great personalized education. Sometimes to give your child a great education you find yourself trying a new curriculum that you do not like. The good news is there are several things you can do to fix the situation when you don’t like your homeschool curriculum.
Look for a new curriculum
If you truly do not like your homeschool curriculum don’t try to keep pushing on with it. A curriculum that is not a good fit for your family or your child will drag on and leave you dreading working on your homeschool. A truly unfit homeschool curriculum can make it hard for your child to learn or retain information.
Take time to experiment with free homeschool curriculum sites to help you find what style works for your child without spending more money on homeschool curriculum. This is a great way to help find your child’s personal learning style. Once you know what works for your child it can be much easier to find the right curriculum.
Some kids do not do well with an online curriculum so you may need to shop around more. Buying your curriculum used is a great way to save money on your homeschool. Shop around to save as much as you can while you are experimenting to find the curriculum that works best for you and your child.
Try building your own homeschool curriculum. With free online homeschool resources and plenty of printables, crafts, and ideas available you can easily build your own homeschool curriculum to make it a truly custom fit for your child. Pinterest is a great place to organize unit studies and lesson plans to make building your own homeschool curriculum a breeze.
Reshape the curriculum you have
Sometimes the issue with a curriculum is simple and can be fixed by making simple changes to refashion the curriculum to your family’s needs. This is often the case for active learners. To make a boring curriculum work for your active learner you can add your own hands-on activities and crafts to find a balanced fit.
Get rid of the curriculum that doesn’t work for you
Homeschool families have a tendency to fill a shelf or two of unused curriculum. This is taking up unnecessary space and holding onto recourses your family could use for a new program. List your homeschool curriculum for sale to get it out of your house and allow it to help someone else. Be sure to disclose any writing or missing pages in the curriculum to the buyer and price accordingly.
If you have a local homeschool curriculum swap or facebook group available for trading curriculum you can take advantage of these options to try new curriculum programs to find a good fit while giving someone else that same opportunity.
If you can’t find a way to sell or trade your curriculum think about giving it away to a family that can not afford curriculum. This will get it out of your home leaving you with more space and less clutter. Homeschool clutter is one of the biggest challenges homeschooling families deal with. Someone else will be grateful for the curriculum that didn’t work for you.