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14. Myth: A Homeschooler’s Day Is All Play
Truth: Maybe not all play, but we do get quite a bit of free time. While a typical school day lasts 6-8 hours, homeschoolers complete their work in a fraction of that time. Much of a typical school day is spent in classroom management, assemblies, PE, recess, etc. While those things are important for a large group of students, they are either unnecessary or more quickly achieved at home.

Many parts of a homeschooler’s day just look different. Physical Education might look like karate lessons for a homeschooler. Recess might be a 15 minute bike ride through the neighborhood to clear your head when you get antsy. Art could be nature sketches at the park. So much of what looks like play is actually part of our learning.