All the things you need for homeschooling – plus, tips and tricks for nailing it
With primary and secondary schools closed in England until at least mid-February, millions of families are back to homeschooling during Lockdown 3.0.
You needn’t have to tell me that it can be stressful, especially if you’re trying to work from home at the same time as keeping up with the housework and the endless list of tasks that need to be done on a normal day.
The good news is that you can take some of the stress out of the school from home life with a bit of forward planning. There are also several great buys that can help kids get organised, stay motivated and aid learning.
The key for success is to keep it fun and stress-free, says Heather Welch, International Brand Manager of Edx Education – Amazon’s best-selling educational toy brand.
Heather tells HELLO!: “Our advice to parents of primary aged children would be to not put yourself or your child under too much pressure.
“They will catch up on lost learning when they get back in the classroom, so for now your focus should be on keeping homeschooling fun, and finding ways to keep them interested and engaged. They will be spending three to five hours a day on screens with teachers, so keep an open mind to different methods of learning and mix it up!”
Scroll to the end for Heather’s essential homeschooling top tips and keep reading for the comprehensive list of great buys for home schooling.
Homeschooling essential buys to help with maths and science
This expert-developed set has everything you need to teach maths at level age 5-6 in an engaging way in over 25 activities, including workbooks, number rods, playing cards, place value trains, snakes and ladders game, counters and dice. There are a number of different sets available for different ages.