As the lockdown continues, there has been an increased need for continuous learning with students forced to stay at home. Parents now seek a way that they can support learning for their children even as they are at home this period. One way to achieve this is through “homeschooling” but as simple as it may sound, it isn’t always easy especially as many parents aren’t used to it. It is even more difficult for parents who have little to no background in teaching.
With the tips that will be shared in this article, you will be able to adopt a special homeschooling technique that spurs continuous learning for your child at home. This article will share with you an easy-to-use approach to support homeschooling for your child. Most importantly, you will find it interesting to use now and for a long time. Below are some ways on how you can homeschool your child the right way:
- Define specific time for learning: Very importantly, this is one of the first things you need to do when considering homeschooling for your child. Just like your child has defined time to resume classes, you need to do this as well at home. Just because it is homeschooling doesn’t mean that it should be done at just any time. You need to set specific hours when you start and end. This can help you plan your schedule and it mentally alerts your child that the defined time is a specific time for learning.
- Create a dedicate learning space: One thing that spurs enhanced learning is a space that is free from distractions. Creating a dedicated learning space minimizes distraction. An ideal learning space should be far away from the TV or window where children could get distracted by moving vehicles or people walking around. The more defined space is, the more likely your child is to stay focused during the learning hours.
- Be firm: You need to understand that the minute you start homeschooling, those hours makes you their teacher. In essence, you need to be able to separate yourself as a parent and a teacher. This is very important because your reaction at some point can determine how they react during classes. For example, if they get a question wrong, you need to avoid expressing disappointment or scolding them as you may do as a parent. Your action speaks volume and you need to be firm and professional at all times.
- Call for professional help when needed: Questions will always come up during homeschooling and some times, these questions may come out far from the scope of what you have taught them. When times like this arise and you do not have answers to the questions they ask, do not be shy to ask. You can always search the internet for answers or reach out to one of your child’s teacher.
Homeschooling can be fun and it surely can be beneficial for your child. You just need to believe that you can handle it and be ready to apply the tips shared in this article. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section.