Now that many parents are choosing to homeschool their kids, you may be wondering if you should do the same?
Well, yes and you can achieve great success if you stick to a few rules. Make sure that you know what you’re doing, i..e what kinds of lessons you want to teach and the subjects you will be covering, stay in contact with your children’s teachers, look online for help, obey a strict school time schedule, get your children motivated and most of all, make it feel like they are at school. In order to win them over to you, children have to be persuaded and allow them to make the living room, their new classroom is the best way to go about this.
Going over what you did during the day is a great way to end the night. Take it easy, go over the work that you did, ask them if they need any help with a particular subject or question and use that information to shape your next lesson. It’s also a great time to read them a bedtime story. Remember that learning has to be fun and taking them on an adventure in their own imagination. Studies have shown that children who read bedtime stories will be more inclined to use their imagination to problem-solve in future. It makes them more prone to think outside the box and become attached to issues that they are working on. This could be in mathematics, science or history.
Interested in a fun way to read bedtime stories? I have a great friend who is a elementary school librarian. She just started her own YouTube channel for kids. It is wonderful and you can use it with your child. Find the channel here.
Okay so you’re not their real teacher, but you can act like it for the time being. Put real effort into your classes by using some templates such as these https://studentreasures.com/teachers-lounge/lesson-plans/fourth-grade/. The papers you can buy, are for real fourth grade classes and they help teachers and brainstorm, think of new ideas, write down notes, develop a topic, help with narrative writing, opinion writing, and creating words lists, etc. these are great for English classes and teaching your children how to write in different styles. These papers can be downloaded for free but there are lots of different papers which you can download to help you with our lessons. It gives the children a better chance to understand the concepts that you are showing them.
Take off the mommy or daddy hat for a few hours and be the role of the teacher. You must behave like your children are going to school. So tell them to get dressed and bring their backpack with them. Allow them to open the door and sit down at a desk you have made for them. Then, be the teacher! Ask them to put their hands up if they want to speak and make sure you tell them off when they are misbehaving.
Many parents will want to homeschool their children now that science is understood and shows that kids are in the vulnerable groups. So, take these measures and become their teacher.