Most online public schools are free but may require mandatory seat time. Often programs are tied to worksheets and leave out hands-on activities because districts struggle with how to adequately measure progress. This may mean that a child is seated at a computer for hours at a time – with no human interaction. This can work well for older students, but stunts creativity and brain development in younger children.
LIFE School curriculum offers parents more control and flexibility over their family’s lifestyle and activities. The curriculum is available via download or in printed form, with everything you need to get started immediately. Because no one loves and cares about a child more than his/her own mother or father, parents are typically the best teacher for their child. The curriculum is LDS gospel based. This doesn’t mean that there is simply a daily scripture reading. All the curriculum is built on a foundation of the scriptures, with secular learning integrated naturally and chronologically. The program offers a variety of teaching methods such as videos, hands-on activities, experiments, writing opportunities, and more…
The program has been developed to give parents the ease of teaching multiple children the same subject at once, then addressing additional concepts for older children. This means that the parent spends less time teaching different material to each child, leaving time for a child’s other interests, hobbies, and pursuits.
And the user-friendly parent manual leaves parents much more time to spend with the children and with each other. Mom is saved from spending her evenings creating the next day’s lesson – scrambling to research and provide adequate material for each age level.