Home schooling has landed for so many parents. It’s like this rocket was launched from nowhere – not enough time to prepare, plan or get ourselves into gear. FEAR NOT – we’ve pulled together some resources from some very organised people and there’s something for all stages.
This blog is to not only to help support children but also for parents as it can be overwhelming finding ourselves in this position!
So schools are out – possibly for the summer but there’s no need to create a super strict environment, kids need a bit of structure and age dependent this is what parents need to work on the most – getting the right balance of activities. The following resources should give you more ideas, inspire you and allow you to mix it up when you feel you need to change or add new types of tasks.
How To Start Your Day:
Try doing a family meditation or yoga session, it could do wonders. Might be easier for the younger group to join in as it might not be taken to.
If a family session does not appeal or work, then try to take some time out yourself- even 15 minutes a day where you can meditate before beginning your day. It will allow you space to create calm and set intentions of how you handle and manage your day.
Here we go, lots of links to external sites – take time to go through these as all are for different levels.
Websites With Learning Activities:
- Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Technology, Health & Wellbeing
- Baking, Coding, General Schooling, History, Language, Maths, Mindfulness/Health, Music, Nature, Science, Reading, Spelling, Virtual Tours and videos too!
- Home Schooling for toddlers to high school
Resources For Parents:
Websites and Blogs:
- Lockdown Learning
- YOUNG MINDS
- AUTISM in CONTEXT
- Digital Learning Team
- ABC Early Years
- Fantastic fun and Learning
- COVID-19 Homeschoolers Blog
- Lockdown Learning – setup by teachers and has a whole resource of information. They’re also offering 15 minute Zoom calls to support parents.
- Hobbycraft – live every day at 11am
- Timetable of free live classes for kids and adults on Mama Tribe
- My Little Learner
- Captain Fantastic Kids
- Going outdoors – play safely in the garden.
- Learn to cook – age appropriate of course!
- Playing with marbles, dominoes etc
- Board Games – play with the family
- Arts & Crafts – learn a new skill, crochet, knitting, cross stitching, sewing a button!
- Drawing – use videos to draw favourite cartoon characters or comic superhero.
How To End Your Day:
- Recognise you did it, survived and got through the day
- Be kind to yourself
- Tell your kids how well they did
- Hug each other!
- Meditate, gentle exercise, yoga or go for a walk (if allowed)
- Get an early night and try to get enough sleep
stay SAFE and Stay POSITIVE!
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What I write are my own personal views and I don’t endorse any content on external websites. I am also not advising on best course of action and recommend you do your own research.