5 Ways to Make Homeschooling Fun in a Pandemic

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With COVID-19 sweeping the world, many parents have found themselves in a situation that they didn’t see coming – homeschooling their kids. Whether your child’s school has not yet reopened or you have decided to keep them at home due to safety concerns, home educating can be tough, especially if you’re not a teacher. But the good news is that homeschooling can also be a lot of fun with the right strategies. Here are some ideas to consider to help your child learn more while at home. 

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Educational Games

Educational games can be fun for the whole family and an ideal way to help your kids learn without getting bored easily. If everybody is tired of reading textbooks, then why not try a game from Skillastics which will help your kids learn new things and pick up some new skills in a fun and interesting way? There are plenty of options to choose from including games to help your child learn more about science and math, to activity programs that will encourage them to move more while you’re stuck at home. 

Do Some Experiments

Science experiments are a fun way to pass the time and they can be very educational for kids, too. There are plenty of simple science experiments that you can do from home and you won’t need a lot of specialized equipment, either. YouTube is a fun resource to use with plenty of ideas that will talk you through the process of conducting your very own science experiments at home using general household products found in your kitchen or garden. 

Write a Story

We’re all living through a key part of history right now, so why not encourage your child to flex their creative writing skills by writing a story about it? It could be a biographical story about their own experiences throughout the pandemic or they might want to write a fiction story; let your child lead and do whatever they will have the most fun doing. Who knows, it might just become a best-seller! 

Learn Some Life Skills

Homeschooling doesn’t always have to be about core subjects. In fact, while your child is at home, you have the perfect opportunity to teach them some key skills that they can put to use for the rest of their life. For example, you might want to teach them about cooking or baking, or even get some paints and wallpaper of their choosing and show them how to decorate their room

Get Creative

Sales of arts and crafts supplies boomed at the beginning of worldwide lockdowns, and it’s easy to see why. With so much more time on their hands, people were jumping at the chance to get creative at home – and there are plenty of arts and crafts ideas to incorporate into your homeschooling schedule to give your child the opportunity to explore their creative side. Paint pictures, sew accessories, or even make Christmas cards in advance – the choice is yours. 

Homeschooling is something that’s suddenly become commonplace due to the pandemic, but it doesn’t have to be boring or stressful. Try out these ideas to make homeschooling more enjoyable for everyone. 

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