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COVID-19 has hit the world hard and with this pandemic dragging on for what seems like forever, we are forced to improvise and navigate through the situation. One particularly challenging aspect is school closures around the world which has compelled teachers and parents to home-schooling children.
As parents, it’s quite understandable that the pandemic has left us confused and worried about the education of our children. This is why we need to do everything in our power to engage kids at home with their education through homeschooling. But of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds – from setting up schedules to arranging teaching materials, homeschooling may seem very overwhelming. So if you’re a parent who is scrambling with homeschooling ideas, there are some homeschooling tips that can make studying more enjoyable for children.
Children are used to the concept of a schedule and routine at school, so be sure to create something similar for them at home. Be sure to have lunch breaks, activities and so on to allow them to recuperate and also manage their time well.
We need to understand that every child learns things differently. This is why as parents, we need to set up an environment that suits their level of concentration and creativity. Create a designated space at home for your children to learn and play. Doing so helps them to concentrate better and also perform more efficiently.
Let’s face it – online resources are a life-saver for parents who are homeschooling their children. Thankfully, there are countless amazing websites and platforms online that offer free educational content. Furthermore, there are many YouTube channels dedicated to homeschooling based on different subjects as well.
Being stuck at home is a good opportunity for kids to pursue some passion projects they haven’t otherwise had the time to do. Be it learning to cook, painting, crafting or learning how to play an instrument, now is the time. And the best part? If your child is passionate about it, you wouldn’t even need to run behind them all day to ask them to work on it; they would do it anyway.
At a homeschooling setting, kids have a lot of time on their hands which serves as the perfect opportunity to have some activities. Not only will your child learn a lot more, but these fun activities will also allow you to bond with your child. Let loose and have fun by playing some indoor games, cooking food with the kids and spending quality time to connect with them on a more personal level so children can absorb things much more efficiently.
While the world battles the pandemic, it is extremely important for children to continue their education through homeschooling so the learning process never stops. And we, as parents or teachers, need to step back for a moment and understand that this pandemic hasn’t been easy on our children. At an age where they want to explore the world, interact with other children their age and be up and about, they are stuck indoors. They’re literally being robbed of their childhood and we need to be kinder towards them. Children may undoubtedly find it challenging to adjust to a homeschooling routine but it’s up to parents to understand their needs and support them in adapting to these challenges.