Ideas on how to have fun while schooling from home
Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling has been an educational choice for some families. Today, homeschooling is the norm for families across the world. Families are now finding themselves in very unfamiliar territory-- working and schooling from home. This can bring feelings of anxiousness, and thoughts of, “I’m not qualified to do this.” These feelings are normal whether you’ve been choosing to homeschool your children for years, or you’ve been unexpectedly thrust into it.
This activity will share a few fun ideas that have helped homeschooling veterans not only “survive” home education, but actually have fun and enjoy it!
1) Start a “Question Book”
2) Take a Virtual Field Trip
3) Learn Together in the Kitchen
4) Be Creative
Being creative can enhance your child’s learning, and it is a great stress reliever for kids and the adults working hard to keep it all together.
5) Dust Off The Classics
There are so many classic reads that we can expose our children to, like The Call of the Wild by Jack London and The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
6) Take Time for You
Your kids’ teachers take breaks during the day, and you can too!
While you work hard to keep your child’s education going through these unpredictable and unique times, remember that the only qualifications you need to do this well are love and curiosity.
Do your best, breathe and be well.