Thursday, February 9, 2012


Do you use carschooling or roadschooling for your homeschool? They are a little similar. Essentially, carschooling is educating your child while they are riding in the car. Diane Flynn Keith coined the term. It has become very popular in the last few years, not to mention how fun it is. We all have errands to run, vacations to take, rides to grandma’s house, time stuck in traffic jams, carpooling to soccer practice, trips to the bank, and so on. Roadschooling is hitting the road to school. Visiting places you are learning about.

Since you have a captive audience, use that captured time wisely. Quiz the kids, ask them to look for familiar or unfamiliar words around town, practice directional terms, tell stories, listen to educational CD’s (how to speak Spanish, addition facts, various music styles…). Play memory games, or if your kids know their ABC’s, you can call out a letter and have your child see if they can spot one thing for each letter of the alphabet. For example, if you say the letter “B”. Your child might say billboard, barn, or bench. It depends on what they see around them.

The point of carschooling is to work a little educational fun into lost minutes in your day.

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