Click here – Five ways to keep your kids learning at home
Keeping a clear routine – Supporting home learning routines, will improve any challenging behaviour you’re experiencing – a brilliant daily planner, for your child, each day – https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Resources_for_parents/Supporting_home_learning_routines_-_Planning_the_day.pdf?mc_cid=7dede45ca9&mc_eid=100028bb9a
Parental advice on providing a balanced day for your child:
- Make sure you support your child to access and complete the daily work that is set for them.
- Take regular rest breaks so that your child doesn’t have to concentrate for too long.
- Build in opportunity for physical exercise.
- Use this time as an opportunity to have ‘together time’.
- Develop your creative skills together and make something interesting!
- Don’t forget to play and have fun.
It is important that during this disruption, you build in the following time with your child:
- Together time
Other useful tips:
- Don’t check the news all the time or spend lots of time on your phone when you don’t need to. Check the news once or twice a day for important updates and focus on doing positive stuff together the rest of the time.
- Make the most of the opportunity for family time. Do activities together that help you bond, show an interest in your child’s hobbies and consider choosing a new skill to learn together.
- Listen to your child and find out what will help them as an individual.
- Especially with teenagers, respect your child’s boundaries. Find ways to connect and spend time together without being on top of each other 24/7. If your child doesn’t feel like talking, let them know you’re there and wait until they’re ready.
- Be patient with each other.
- Remember you’re doing your best as a parent. You will get frustrated and stressed – this doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent. It’s okay to take some time for yourself.