With so many schools and colleges closed for the foreseeable future, many parents have decided to take their children’s education into their own hands to try home learning. Attempting to educate your children from the comfort of your own home without any previous experience can seem like an almost impossible task on the surface, yet it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might initially think.

There are many great tips and tricks that you can make the most of to ensure that your children can continue their schooling despite these testing times, and it’s important that you can dedicate some time and effort to help keep your kids’ brains occupied too. So, if you want to find out more about how you can boss your family’s home learning experience to inspire your children without the support of a professional teacher, then read on to uncover some of the best ideas and concepts that you can utilize today!

Create A Plan 

One of the most vital things you must do to ensure that you can boss your home learning is to create a plan which details the different topics or subjects you wish to cover, as well as some brief lesson guidelines that you can utilize to make sure you can pass over information in the most efficient way.

The kinds of lessons you plan will differ depending on the age and abilities of your children, as of course, you cannot use the same resources for a toddler as you would for a teenager, but most often you can at least focus on the same subject to make the process a little less confusing.

For example, you could organize a mathematics lesson in which you teach solutions to certain equations, and the questions you ask can vary in their difficulty to suit each individual. You can find lots of math textbook answers online if you aren’t quite clued up on the topics you have to cover, so don’t stress yourself by skipping over important content that your kids have to learn.

Make It Fun 

One of the biggest issues with the state education system is the lack of fun involved with teaching, and there’s nothing less interesting than having to listen to a dull voice speak un-passionately for hours on end. However, when you are able to educate your kids from the comfort of your own home you are in complete control, and can take the opportunity to make things as interesting and inspiring as they can be to ensure that your little ones will actually want to pay attention!

Think about the different learning styles and how you can accommodate them, such as physical demonstrations for kinesthetic learners or educational videos and documentaries for those who are more visual. The more fun your children can have the more focused they will be, so don’t make the mistake of reading from a textbook otherwise there’s a great chance they might fall asleep in front of you! 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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