People often wonder how homeschool parents can teach so many different ages at once. Society has been conditioned by the public school experience of different ages being segregated. It makes what should be a normal part of family life seem like a daunting task.
I love having my boys (16, 12, & 7) all working together at the table. Even though my youngest might not be able to fully comprehend all that we’re discussing, he definitely gets the benefit of repeated exposure to new concepts. Plus my older boys get the benefit of repeated practice on the basics by helping him.
It might take some juggling to find what best works for YOUR family when you’re schooling kids at different levels, but remember that grade levels are a very arbitrary thing and they don’t have to rule your homeschool.
You decide what you want your children to learn and just dig in. I’m sure that there will be something for everyone–from oldest to youngest.
Enjoy every minute!