Home school is one of the most important aspects of this lockdown lately, and that’s because the children are at home with us. Lockdown is a time to stay as safe as possible, but with the kids not in school, you need to think about how you can continue the education of your children.
The thing is, home education is not easy. It’s actually one of the hardest things to do when you’re balancing your home job and your housework – teaching children who are reluctant to learn is a great way to frustrate any parent! Children are, however, exceptionally eager beavers who just want to learn, and you need help to get them there. Let’s check out five tips that you need for lockdown home school to be successful.
- You Have Time. It’s the first thing that every parent says: they do not have time to home educate their kids. The thing is, with technology, there is always time. From setting the kids up with online Science Lessons to printing worksheets, you have time to offer some help with your child’s education. You don’t have to do eight hours of schooling to get the message across: just go with your child!
- Independent For The Win! You can help your children to independently learn and once you do that, you will realize this is all that homeschooling is about! You don’t have to look over their shoulder to get results; they’re pretty good at working alone when given the chance.
- You Don’t Need A Desk. So much of your child’s education can be done away from the house. Outdoor education is a thing and you can get so creative with how you get lessons across. Get your kids to help you to do math in the park, or while cooking. They can do science in the kitchen, too, and they can really learn how to grow their own plants in the backyard!
- Just Get Reading. Much of the education that your children need is in their reading. Sitting with them and reading a book everyday is the best way to get through to them the english, the imagination and the creativity you’re trying to teach. You can teach your children how to read by reading to them, too, and this is part of the best way to home educate!
- Less Is Always More. You can only do so much – you are human, after all. So, don’t overdo the subject matter. Children cannot learn with a stressed out teacher, so work together and choose topics together. They don’t have to be at a desk and they don’t have to be too complicated. Teach and learn together, don’t bully or shout.
Learning should be fun and exciting for children and it should be a great way for you to bond as a parent. It’s so important that this time is treated carefully so that you can stick together and learn well. Don’t be afraid: let your children help you to learn, too.