Now that a few weeks have passed since schools have closed, there will hopefully be more support available to parents and guardians. Schools were taken by surprise, which means there wasn’t a lot of work or guidance in place to assist the home schooling process.
Hopefully, there will be more information available. People should stay in touch with their local authorities or the social media accounts of relevant local schools to see if there is any more information available for pupils.
Also, if you need assistance in engaging your child, here are some home schooling tips for your household.
Create a time-table
Having some order to your day is of benefit. By creating a time-table, you plan the day, which means you are prepared for questions. You will also offer some structure to your child, helping them to focus on individual tasks.
Also, if you schedule activities and lessons correctly, you can engage children more effectively. Placing an interesting or fun subject after a more mundane one will hopefully inspire your child to get through the first activity.
Start the school day in a formal manner
One tip to take from schools is formally starting the day. Many schools begin the day with a chat in the classroom about what has happened in the past day, and what is going to happen. This helps a child ease themselves into the educational setting.
If you are having fun with a child, and you then expect them to stop so you can learn, it may be hard for them to transition from one state to another. By inserting a period where you stop and talk, it smooths the process.
Lead by example
You must lead by example. This might mean you have to learn (or relearn) certain aspects of their studies. However, if you show that you know what you are talking about, a child will take their lead from you, helping them to understand the process better.
It is also a good tip to schedule breaks and make sure your child is properly hydrated. Various studies indicate water is essential for learning, so don’t feel bad about taking breaks and serving up snacks.
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