The public school is set on No Child Left Behind. They have cut many classes and shortened others in order to teach to the test. Yes, reading and math are very important, but so are art, music, and homemaking.
Homeschoolers have the advantage of adding whatever curriculum choices and topics they want to their child’s education. What a blessing that is! You can go as fast or as slow as you need. You have the opportunity to teach to your child’s learning style. You can make the lessons as simple or as challenging as you wish, or as your child needs.
You can build responsibility and challenges in your child by adding crafts that take several stages and days to complete; more cooking and gardening and work with real tools; more complex fairy tales; and responsibility for a chore or a pet to name just a few.