Learning From Home

Create a Timetable
Children thrive with routine, knowing what to expect for the day helps to reduce anxiety and boredom! This daily planner from The Design Palette breaks your day down hourly and has space to write your goals and even space for a quick doodle! Not every hour has to be full of activities or algebra, plan some quiet time into their day too (and yours!).
Utilise Resources
Thankfully, there are hoards of resources available online this time round, as we have been a little more prepared for a homeschool environment. Joe Wicks is back with his PE lessons and BBC Bitesize have lots of interactive resources online for primary children. For early years learning, why not try these Happy Little Doers Flashcards, to learn numbers and shapes.
Take value from life lessons
Core subjects are an important part of homeschooling, but they’re not everything. Get the kids involved in what you’re doing, whether it be washing up or making lunch, these will be skills that are so useful and will go towards making them well rounded individuals. Why not try a lunchtime cook-along with Jamie Oliver over on his Facebook page. This Apron set from Two Stories will make sure your new sous chef looks the part!
Be Creative
Get out those paints and pencils and get creative! Why not use leaves and natural materials collected from your daily walks to make a nature themed collage. Or break open a box of coloured pencils and have a go at these Colour-in postcards from Fearless Flamingo, perfect to send out to those you are thinking of - until it’s time for a great big hug!
Take the pressure off
These are extraordinary times we are living in, most parents have suddenly found themselves way out of their comfort zones in an incredibly short timeframe. It’s not easy. Try to keep positive, enjoy spending more time home with the kids, and try not to put too much pressure on yourself. For a daily reminder that it is within your reach, why not create a workspace with a motivational poster, like this Mae Jemison Poster from Another Wild Story. 
January 18, 2021 — admin