Since today marks the release of the first episode of the Homeschool 5 in 10, I thought there could be no better beginning than to share five reasons to listen to the podcast. So let’s begin.
5 Reasons to Listen to the Homeschool 5 in 10
1. You Want the Best for Your Kids
The first reason to keep on listening to the Homeschool 5 in 10 is because you want the best for your kids. I don’t know about you, but I am always researching and listening and learning more about the best products, curriculum, and resources for my children. When we come to a standstill regarding our math curriculum or when I want to know if a new planner would help improve our productivity, I am always appreciative of a top-ten list or a comparison of products from other users.
The Homeschool 5 in 10 wants to be that resource for you—a place you can go quickly to access a comparison of the best products, tips, and takeaways that you can use to discern the best resources and ideas for your own family. And, speaking of wanting the best for your kids, should your kids happen to overhear a Homeschool 5 in 10 episode, you can be assured that unless an exception is mentioned at the beginning of a podcast, all the content therein is G-rated making it safe for you to listen to with a speaker or headphones.
2. Your Time is Valuable
That brings us to the second reason to keep on listening to the Homeschool 5 in 10 which is your time is valuable. As a frequent podcast listener myself, I know the wide variety and length of podcasts currently available. In fact, there was one podcast I recently wanted to listen to but chose not to because it was nearly two hours long. As a dear friend of mine likes to say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
I also know that wading through all the resources and options available for homeschoolers can take forever. Rainbow Resource alone currently lists 49 math programs, 43 science programs, 35 history programs, and 39 language arts programs, and that doesn’t include all the options on the market. Needless to say, it can take a lot of time to sort through each subject and find the best resources for your children who each have unique gifts and needs.
The Homeschool 5 in 10 hopes to make that research easier and quicker. In 10 minutes or less, you can narrow your search to a manageable handful. So, while the average podcast length is currently 38 minutes, you can finish listening to what you wanted to learn in nearly a quarter of that time. You can then use that time saved to spend more time with your family, read that book that has been sitting on your nightstand for months, make that quilt you’ve been dreaming about for years, or catch up on other things that are important to you.
3. It Allows You to Multi-Task
Who are we kidding? Multi-tasking is our lifeline as parents. There are lessons to prepare, read alouds to catch up on, meals to cook, floors to clean, soccer practices to attend, and who knows what all. Anytime we can multi-task, the better.
One of my favorite ways I multi-task nearly every morning is by listening to podcasts and audiobooks while walking. It allows me to two “kill two birds with one stone” as the saying goes and gives me that much needed me time.
As opposed to watching TV, the Homeschool 5 in 10 is great because you can listen to an episode while you are exercising, ironing, doing the dishes, folding laundry or a host of other 10-minute chores. It can turn those normally mundane tasks into something more enjoyable as it is a hand-free and eyes-free form of entertainment.
4. You Want to Keep on Learning
As Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad, Poor Dad says, “The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning. They’re always growing. They’re always pushing.”
Did you know that the largest audience for podcasts include highly educated, successful adults? Just like a teacher in the classroom or a businessman in the workplace who wants to be successful by attending regular professional training to keep their skills fresh, the Homeschool 5 in 10 allows you to keep your skills as a homeschool parent up-to-date for FREE.
Through the Homeschool 5 in 10, you will be able to keep up with current trends, improve your productivity, gain new ideas, and keep motivated to keep on keeping on. By continuing to learn new things, you will improve your confidence as a homeschool parent and be encouraged to know that you not on this journey alone.
5. You Can Only Remember So Much
Finally, statistics show that we can only remember 5 to 9 items at once. George Miller, a psychologist, wrote a well-known article in 1956 entitled “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information.”
In short, he reported how he had performed several experiments to study both the longevity and accuracy of short-term memory. Through his studies, he concluded that humans can remember approximately 7 pieces of information plus or minus two without accuracy becoming compromised…on a good day…with total focus. And we all know as parents that THAT rarely happens these days. Thus, here on the Homeschool 5 in 10, we will be limiting our takeaways, tips, and resources to only 5 items per podcast. That way you have a better chance of remembering and applying what you learn later on in the day, week, month, or year.
So let’s recap. I hope you will continue to listen to the Homeschool 5 in 10 because you want the best for your kids, your time is valuable, you want to multi-task, you want to keep on learning, and you want to be able to remember and apply what you are learning in your homeschool! If this is you, then welcome! You have come to the right place. Hit that subscribe button on your favorite podcast network, and let’s begin this journey together!