Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:" IMO the tv should be left out of the schooling regardless if it is educational or not. I would rather ... [snip!] ... the "currency system" with math..not separately. Anyways..Good for you for homeschooling..It's definitely not always easy!"
Well to touch on each thing you've mentioned
Television as long as it is used the correct way will not harm his growing brain. I dont use it for "fun". I use it for education. If he is retaining a subject that a normal child his age would squirm at and would no understand, then I will def introduce a video to help along. Idk why it is that ppl are so opposed to a television as if he seriously is watching cable and not a designated educational video. I do a lot with him thats hands on, but as I said this is not a normal subject that is taught to a child of his age. So you have to become creative.
Currency is an extension of his math class, but it is teaching him different things that I would rather have his father teach him while I stay on t he matter of how to add and subtract so that he's not being bombarded with something else a 4 yr old doesnt really learn at this time. Its not just knowing what a coin is worth. He knows that. Hes learning the every changing value, what ppl do to earn it different things that dont really deal with math per say
He is doing 20+ minutes with math as the schedule says. Its broken so he may refresh his brain and come back to it so that I know for sure he has caught on and what needs to be worked on for the next half of the class.
Homeschooling is only hard if you make it hard. If you find a method that makes learning fun and your child is either where he needs to be or is above average then youre doing a good job.
You have to treat the child as an individual not just another kid. If he exceeds his peers why not nurture that? Because of a system laid out 100 yrs ago by Rockefeller? I dare say no, not in Armons case. He needs a different system.
But I will be tacking on time with each subject as it will be more material as we move forward