How to Use Workbooks for Kids
From traditional homeschooling to supplementing over summer breaks. Workbooks for kids can be used in so many great ways!
Check out some of the ways we love to use these awesome tools in our homeschool!
As a Curriculum
While we tend to stick to using a traditional homeschool curriculum for most core subjects, I do love leaning on workbooks for secondary subjects and little ones.
When I first started homeschooling my youngest, I relied on workbooks and workbooks alone.
She was just a toddler who wanted to do school like the big kids and homeschooling with workbooks was the perfect option!
With that said, I recently started using select workbooks for secondary subjects such as social studies & geography in our homeschool and I absolutely love it!
Using workbooks as a curriculum is not only an easy option for busy homeschool parents, but it can also be a huge money saver!
I suggest doing your research to decide if using workbooks as a curriculum is the right choice for your kiddo.
I personally like to lean on a mixture of in-depth curricula & simple workbooks instead of using just one or the other.
As a Supplement
Yes! If you have a kiddo who is struggling with a specific subject or concept, workbooks are a great go-to option!
Using workbooks for kids alongside your regular homeschool curriculum can help meet your child’s needs by filling any gaps that have been created over time.
Workbooks are also a great choice for the online learner! If your child is enrolled in an online K12 program, supplementing with workbooks is a great way to take their eyes off the screen and introduce traditional bookwork learning methods.
Doing this simply reinforces the concepts they are learning through their public school programs and can help them to learn and understand them in a different way.
For School Breaks
This will always be my favorite way to utilize workbooks in our home!
While I still technically consider using workbooks over school breaks a supplement to traditional curriculum, it is a more specific purpose than just regular everyday supplementing!
This one is for all the parents!
Whether you are homeschooling or sending your child to a traditional school, listen up!
When children are away from school for a longer period of time, such as summer vacation, they tend to forget some of the concepts they spent 9+ months learning! This means they will typically spend the first few weeks of school brushing up and sometimes completely relearning old skills!
Skip the crazy battle and keep your kids learning all year long with simple workbook use over the summer months!
Want all the details on how we make this work in our home? Check out how I turn workbooks into simple summer worksheet packs for non-structured summer learning.
As a Fun Extra
As simple as it sounds, this is such a great use for workbooks!
If you have a kiddo who gets bored super easy or a child who needs to be challenged with some extra seatwork, workbooks are an awesome option!
You can also totally lean on workbooks for kids as a simple way to manage screen time by creating a worksheet = screen time rewards program or take them on the go to doctor appointments & long car rides!
Mega List of Workbooks for Kids
Workbooks. The perfect solution for homeschooling year-round, busting the boredom of summertime, or simply providing kids with a little extra bookwork.
I tend to depend on workbooks for engaging my kids all summer long, while I take a little time off from homeschooling. However, they also work wonderfully when used alongside curriculum during the homeschool year as well!
Ready to meet your workbook needs? Check out our mega list of workbooks for kids by clicking on the grade levels below!