Is It Really Possible? ...even if you're new to homeschooling
If you're like most parents and caregivers these days, you've found yourself suddenly at home with the kids all day...
You've been thrust into the role of homeschool teacher without knowing where to start... and even if you're a seasoned homeschooler, you weren't prepared for being cooped up with the kids ALL DAY EVERY DAY!
It's tough to have to tell kids that they can't go out to the playground or even have friends over because kids thrive on social interaction and physical play...
A strict homeschooling curriculum just adds insult to injury...
The good news is that there are 3 simple homeschooling strategies to make your kids love homeschool ...even if you're new to homeschooling.
Before you know it you'll be a homeschooling pro!
#1 Turn Lessons Into a Game
B E F L E X I B L E
Games keep learning informal so that it's not considered assigned work that your child must be "made" to do.
H A V E F U N
Games leave behind the perception that schoolwork is so terrible that it's a punishment
C O L O R S & S H A P E S
Play games with bright colors and shapes to keep kids of all ages interested. Games that include blocks, tiles or even cubes are a favorite.
B E R E L E V A N T
In a media filled world, kids these days love pictures and emojis. Games can tie in these items that your kids already love.
R E L A X
Games create a relaxed relationship with learning that helps kids develop and keep a positive relationship with learning.
C O N T R O L
Playing games allows kids to take the driver seat in learning and make their own choices.
Games remove the wrong or right of traditional lesson plans.
#2 Educational Toys
Let them do the heavy lifting...
S E L F P A C E D
Not all kids learn at the same pace. Educational toys help kids develop confidence by learning at their own pace during play
B R I D G E T H E G A P
Bringing letters and numbers into play helps bridge the gap between learning and fun. Items like cubes, blocks and tiles are great choices.
Educational toys help kids develop problem solving skills.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Educational toys also do a great job teaching kids about cause and effect.
Hands on learning also helps kids further develop both fine and gross motor control.
N U R T U R I N G
Educational toys help nurture kids creativity and imagination. Don't be afraid to choose toys with a variety of colors and textures.
#3 Hands On Teaching
We all learn better when we can try things for ourselves..
K I D S L O V E I T
Let's be honest lessons don't always go over well when it involves just putting pencil to paper. Tactile learning brings smiles and laughter.
S T A Y I N G P O W E R
We all learn better when we can try things for ourselves. A great way to empower kids is to involve them in choosing the activity.
T E S T I N G
Hands on learning helps kids experiment with trial and error without the stigma of right and wrong.
F I R S T H A N D E X P E R I E N C E
Hands on teaching allows kids to take the driver seat in learning and make their own choices.
L E A R N B Y D O I N G
When kids carry out activities themselves they gain a better understanding of the material.
R E A L T I M E E X P E R I E N C E S
Hands on learning helps kids experience the differences between theory and practice