While it is true that there are bunches upon bunches of great iPad apps that might as well distract our little guy during homeschool time if we incorporate its use in our routine, it is so far working just fine for both me and my not so little homeschooler.
New words are introduced practically every day in my son’s homeschool curriculum. While I can easily answer what the “new words” mean, I prefer to go to an authorized reference for the proper contextual meaning of the words. My son can play/use (with limits) the iPad after his afternoon nap. But during homeschool time, he knows it is there for that particular purpose – reference. Can you blame me much if I begin to love iPad and everything Apple more and more? 🙂
Two years in and I can only thank God for this opportunity of being able to homeschool our son. Sure, there aren’t social security benefits to being a work from home mom. But it’s the choice I put both feet, mind and heart on. I love, love, love homeschooling! My son does too. I would from time to time ask him if he’d like to go to a real school already and he would confidently say that he does not need to. He has classmates in Sunday School and in his Karate class. No socialization issues so far and I think those are the exact affirmations I need to press on and do what I have been doing these last couple of years. 🙂