Working with children in a home school environment provides the opportunity for parents to see firsthand what happens when their children are trying to learn. It is easy to mistakenly assume that when a child struggles with reading comprehension, it couldn’t possibly be due to a vision problem. This is typically because the child can actually read the text out loud. It may not be read perfectly, but it seems as though there is “no problem” seeing the actual letters on the page.
With most everyone either working from home or attending school online, people are using computers and digital technology more than ever. It is important to understand that our eyes are not designed to be focused on a computer screen for hours at a time.
Many, if not most, new homeschooling parents look immediately for a curriculum. Although they are confused by the vast array of choices and have scant knowledge to bring to bear in making the selection, they feel that they must have a curriculum immediately. Sadly, this is probably the worst mistake they could make.