Nowadays, even though we are slowly trying to get back to life after Covid 19, the world still lives in uncertainty and lockdowns, have become second normal in many countries. And, we should take this opportunity to help our sons and daughters strengthen some academic skills. How can we do this? In this blog, we give you 10 tips for homeschooling. Don’t let quarantine get to you!
Today’s world is changing very quickly. In this context, it is necessary to devote some time to nurturing our children’s minds to keep pace. The learning will be theirs, but the methods and strategies will have to be designed by us. This time, we’re making it easy for you with these simple homeschooling tips.
Plan Their Day
Just as if they were having normal classes: set topics. Especially ones that need more attention. Supplement them with others they like more.
Organize Their Time
Organize their study time in the same or similar way as their class schedule. Don’t forget to set aside time for short breaks or rests. You can use the pomodoro technique, which consists of timing 25-minute periods of study (or work), after which they leave 5 minutes for rest.
Do Not Confluence Learning Tasks with Housework
Although helping each other with household chores helps to strengthen family bonds, learning should not be mixed with daily work. We recommend not mixing the two. It is best to allocate different times of the day to household chores.
Create an Appropriate Environment
Try to eliminate any distracting noise or distractors from your child’s study space. We recommend setting up a desk or table with a chair at an appropriate height for comfort. This will help your child improve his or her memory and concentration.
Set aside time for rest. In the homeschooling setting, children can be easily distracted and tired. Don’t lose patience with your children and keep in mind that they will need to break down after or during a short period of their study session.
Supervise the Use of the Platforms
It is important that you control the flow of information and content your child consumes. Most platforms have a parental control option. Others, like Netflix or YouTube Kids, only feature exclusive content that is suitable for children.
There are many ways to promote autonomy in boys or girls: among them, you can, for example, give them space to choose the colors to work with. This will help them make their own independent decisions and perform basic activities of daily living.
Join parent and teacher networks to get information and stay informed about family, childhood and education issues. This is usually done through phone calls or emails, but these are not necessarily the most appropriate ways.
Plan for the Next Day
Don’t leave any activities or tasks unplanned. Make a plan in advance, a day or two in advance, so that nothing catches you by surprise. If you’re a friend of technology, we recommend apps like Trello or Evernote to help you get organized.
Share Family Activities
Education doesn’t have to be something exclusively individual. As parents, you can intervene in the process and make it more bearable. For example: you can share a board game (like puzzles or memory cards). You can also do manual activities with play dough, foam rubber, etc. and help your children develop certain motor skills.
The organization of your sons’ and daughters’ study time is crucial to promote a correct and successful education at home. We hope that with the help of these tools, you will be able to divide your work time and your children’s study time in a way that is most beneficial, allowing both parties to gain the maximum benefit and learning. Do you have any other tips for homeschooling? Share them with us in the comments below.