Almost everyone is stuck at home and you’re probably wondering how your kids are going to continue with their education. Or you’re already planning to continue school at home but don’t know exactly what to do or how to begin.
At challenging times like this, it’s actually an opportunity to learn and explore homeschooling with your kids. Just have an open mind and see for yourself, maybe you and your kids would enjoy it too!
It’s totally understandable to feel uncomfortable with the idea, or even feel scared especially if it’s something you don’t know about or have not considered.
Don’t stress out about forcing yourself to replicate school at your homes. Be carefree and enjoy every moment of it!
Here are some tips you can do when trying “homeschooling” during the lockdown period.
Remember that learning is not limited to studying the subjects or books. Take this chance to learn other things with your kids.
You can teach them house chores to instill responsibility and independence. Depending on your child’s age, there’s actually an appropriate chore you can teach them.
Why not learn to play an instrument, a guitar or a piano, who knows? you might discover your child’s hidden talent! Or just sing together to drive your worries away!
You can also involve your kids in the kitchen! Cook or bake together where you can incorporate math lessons for instance. Afterwards, have a chit chat with them and you have a free snack! How cool is that? It’s hitting two birds in one stone!
Doing art class by painting or doing origami sounds fun as well. Or play in the garden. You can show them outdoors games you used to play as a kid like patintero, chinese garter and a lot more! Now that’s Physical Education.
Grab a book that’s been in the bookshelf for the longest time and start reading to them. Teaching them to love reading at a young age is one of the smartest things you can do as a parent.
Or just relax, watch a documentary and learn something new with your kids! The choices are endless!
Aside from what’s readily already available in your household, you can go online and try these resources shared on Facebook now!
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
Check it out here https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html
Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums and travel the world with your kids here https://www.travelandleisure.com/…/museums-with-virtual-tou…
Here are additional educational websites you should also check out.
- Curiosity Stream
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
See? There’s actually a lot of resources out there! No reason for your kids to stop learning. Not because we are on a lockdown and classes have been suspended, should your child’s education be. Explore each one and find out what will pique the interest of your kids.
What’s important right now is you take this time to bond and learn with your kids. Don’t let them feel the panic and fear because of this pandemic. Don’t focus on the negative, look into the brighter side.
Who knows, you might enjoy homeschooling and would love to consider it in the future. If you do, you can always reach out to The Learning Place. They’d be more than happy to assist you on your journey.
Stay indoors, slow down, and stay safe everyone!