Many homeschoolers find, that without all the distractions of public school (class changes, interruptions, waiting on the teacher to answer a question, waiting in line for recess, bathrooms, etc.) children can get through a year’s worth of material very quickly. Choosing quality curriculum is very important. If children finish “book work” early on a school day, then you will have excellent opportunities to go for a nature walk, experiment with cooking, work on a craft project, or do a special science or history project. Even though this is class time, you can actually have a classroom without walls. That is, perhaps, the greatest benefit to homeschooling: these opportunities to share such wonderful times of discovery with your child.
Homeschooling also allows for more flexibility in handling different ages/grades than a conventional school will be able to offer.
In short, you will find your time very full, and very enjoyable, too! After a while, you will find yourself seeing the world as one big learning laboratory! Many a philosophy or civics lesson was taught around our dinner table, complete with very lively discussion from all seven of members of my family.