This year has surely been an interesting one. A lot of parents became teachers and had to find a way to balance work-homeschooling life. For some, COVID-19 has made them change the way they think about school and education. For others, it made them want to homeschool their children. While homeschooling has its challenges, it’s rewarding and you get to spend more time with your kids. Below, you will find some ways to educate your child at home that will make both of your lives easier and better.
Supplies for Homeschooling
When parents were told that their children had to stay home and attend online schooling, it turned their worlds upside down. You had to find someone to stay with the kids and someone had to take the role of the teacher. This can be challenging if both parents work away from home. Besides having a computer or tablet and internet, there are some other key items that you want to have. Some of these items include:
Charts or posters– Math can be difficult for kids to grasp especially when it comes to multiplication. A chart on the wall can help them memorize their times tables and promote a better understanding. There are number of charts and posters you can get but stick to two or three basic ones such as math, science and history. Make sure that the charts or posters are relevant to what the child is learning. You can also use a chart stand to hold the material and easily change from one poster or chart to another.
Math Material– All of us have our way of learning, which means not all of us are visual learners. For others, they need to move around in order to pay attention and grasp the subject. Make sure that you have some interactive material such as math games, puzzles or abacus.
Science Supplies– I never liked science much until later on in my life as an adult. Now, science is fascinating and I wish I had a chance to do more experiments as a child. Today, there are numerous of science kits that you can do with your child to help them fall in love with science. Make sure that the kit is designed for your child’s age and that it relates to the subject.
Schooling at Home
Whether you’re taking on the role of a home teacher or you want to start homeschooling, there are some basics you need to have. Make sure that you offer your child plenty of visual and interactive options that will keep them interested in learning. To avoid distractions, choose a room or spot in your home that’s well lit and doesn’t have a television or their games staring at them. You will soon learn that you can educate your child at home, in a safe environment.