Some call it carschooling. In our family, we always called it “road schooling”. Whatever you call it, rest assured that other homeschoolers are doing it, too.
Nobody ever said that homeschooling has to take place primarily at home. Actually, in the homeschooling world, packing up the books and hitting the road is more common than you might think.
Road schooling can mean different kinds of things to different people. In our home, it meant a busy day of activities and appointments ahead. Usually, we’d pack lunches and backpacks and hit the road, getting as much school work accomplished in between events as we could.
In other households, road schooling might mean taking school books and materials on vacation. It can also mean taking an educational road trip, too.
Sure, road schooling presents a certain set of challenges, like trying to read or complete written work in a moving vehicle! On the other hand, it offers a great array of opportunities, too, like learning from new experiences and sites you encounter along the way. And, if your regular schoolwork isn’t possible in the car, you can forego the regular assignments and get creative instead – playing educational word games, listening to audiotapes, learning to read maps, and more.
Road schooling is a great way to break up the monotony of a typical homeschooling day. Unless you do it all the time, your family will most likely look forward to road schooling days – they can be a whole lot of fun!