Creativity does not develop quickly. Each of us needs time to think, to dream, to imagine. That’s what childhood is for!

Each of us needs time to think, to dream, to imagine. That's what childhood is for! Click To Tweet

It’s so easy to get caught up in the scheduled portions of homeschooling, especially if your state has mandates for how many hours you must spend on educational pursuits. I would submit, though, that a certain amount of down-time IS an educational pursuit. Students need time to internalize what they’ve learn, explore their own thoughts about their subjects, make connections, and experiment with ideas.

If possible, schedule some free time on Fridays to focus on creative activities.

This is NOT goof-off time, chore time, video or gaming time.

This IS time to reflect, try out new ideas, or develop skills.

If you must log this time, I believe it would be legitimate to count it toward the subject being pursued or as personal development. In the truest sense, that’s exactly what it it! 🙂

FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

FREE EBOOK:How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child is the 3rd ebook in our Homeschool Parents' How-To Series


Don't ever miss out on the latest from Hands-On Homeschool Resources.

You will receive occasional notifications about new resources that will help you on your homeschool adventure.

You have successfully subscribed. Click here for your download.