These Tips for Homeschooling During Coronavirus (Covid_19) are for all us parents who are trying to take on the role of teacher while schools are closed down. Homeschooling During Coronoavirus is not easy. I’ve put together these homeschooling tips to make life a little easier…
These homeschooling tips are general but might help for for Homeschooling During Coronavirus (Covid_19). It’s a stressful and challenging time for everyone (adults and kids alike!). So having a game plan might create better opportunities for success.
- Create a routine. Structure will defiantly help with homeschooling. I find my kids learn best in the morning when they are well rested.
- Know your kids. My kids need “blocks” of learning and free time – just like they have in school. So we do an hour of this and then 45 minutes of that to switch things up.
- Designate a time and space for learning. Kitchen table? Office? Living room with table and chair. Having a dedicated space for learning makes a kid “think” it’s school.
- Use technology or unplug. I’ve posted EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES FOR KIDS and that link is a great resource for incorporating the internet into your homeschooling. Many schools are doing zoom classes. However, some parents are choosing to unplug and do all paper-based school work with work sheets and curriculum workbooks.
- Include recess and daily physical activity. We all need this. Fresh air and a little bit of motion is a great way to de-stress.
- Different ways to learn. Yes, there are different ways to learn. Some parents are choosing to “unschool” where they teach their kids life skills (cooking, woodwork, camping). Or kids can solve puzzles. Build a STEM project.
- Start or continue a hobby. It’s good to start a passion project. Practice soccer. Learn to knit. Paint a picture.
- Be patient (with your kid and with yourself). Homeschooling during Coronavirus is not easy for anyone. Adults are jumping into a role they don’t usually undertake (and they are still trying to balance working at home, getting groceries, taking care of siblings). Kids have lost their social network of classmates and teachers as well as their daily routine. Be patient. If you need to – take a time out. Pick your battles.