With the sudden closures of school and the uncertainty for the rest of the school term due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we know you’re thinking, “How will my child continue learning? I know nothing about teaching!”. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! While many parents may not have considered homeschooling a month ago, at-home education is now the only option. Every child is learning from home and we want to help you with the few tips on how to balance home life and school life.
Here are five tips to assist you with teaching your child from home:
- Don’t Panic: A lot is happening rather quickly. While are unsure of what is next, a clear, level-head will get you through this! Learning from home can be difficult, and new, and frustrating but we must stay calm for our little ones.
- Research: There are an infinite amount of learning resources for you to utilize. Learninghub.Online is a great tool to use, along with teacher assignments.
- Set a routine: Talk with your child/children and let them assist with coming up with daily learning schedules. Set the plan and stick to it. It will not be perfect for the first few days but don’t stress, and you will fall into a comfortable routine overtime.
- Encourage your child/children to work independently. Taking responsibility and working alone are essential qualities for success. Your child can develop these qualities by establishing rules. Making it clear to your child that it is their responsibility for their educational success both at home and at school.
- Keep in touch: We know that teaching your child from home may not be your strongest forte, so we encourage you to keep in touch with your child’s teacher, school principal, and other parents. Ask questions if you are unsure and always remember that you are not in this alone. A strong support system will help you get through this.
We know this is a stressful time, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to get more involved in your child’s learning. Find out all that you can about their weaknesses, strengths, and with the support of the teacher, you can be more attuned to your child’s educational progress and help them become the best they can be.