Homeschooling twins is both the greatest experience, and also the most challenging. I think it is safe to say that I have done most everything wrong before I did it right. The twins started doing pre-k work last year, and we are half way through our kindergarten year now.
The biggest thing to remember is that even though they are twins, they are not the same person. I know, you are their mother and no one knows that as well as you. However, when it comes to school it can be easy to try and stuff them into the same mould. I know when we first started, and even some at the beginning of this year, I bought them the exact same style of curriculum. They did everything together at the same time. Not that there is anything wrong with that if it works for you. For us it didn’t. My boys couldn’t be more opposite. If ones chooses blue PariMatch apk, the other chooses purple. If one wants chicken, the other wants a hamburger. So naturally when it came to how they learn, they are pretty different in that as well.
Let your twins be different. Just because they look alike doesn’t mean they learn alike. One of my boys’ excels in reading, and the other in math. One may have to take a week longer on that concept. It is ok. Don’t feel like they always have to stay together.
The second most important thing is to teach them separately when they are on different levels. I found that when I taught them together, the one having a hard time became more frustrated when they felt they had to live up to what the other one was doing. Now instead of making everything a group lesson we do Math and Reading separate. We still are able to do many things together like History, Science, and Bible. That may change later, but for now it is what is working for us. They enjoy their individual time with me, and I enjoy getting to teach them without the frustration of comparison.
What have you found to work well with your multiples?