Home-Schooling Tips With SK
As Singapore shuts schools temporarily to stem the spread of coronavirus, families are now essentially home-schooling their children. This week, super mom SK who’s been home-schooling her daughter Zayn for 3 years, shares her top tips on how to manage this new way of educating your children at home.
“Homeschooling is more about having the whole process as a family. Every member of the family plays a part. The schedule of the child and the parents will have to be synchronized and to reflect our needs in our daily lives. Giving the child a routine is important at home so that they have the boundaries, knowing when is the time for learning and when is the time for playing.
I understand that it’s pretty challenging for some parents that we are moving the children’s school to home now. First of all, I would encourage the parents to set up a schedule that works for everyone at home. Give them a routine on learning, eating and playing. Children work best by following a routine and having boundaries as it will help them to develop self-control. It also helps them to feel cared for and safe too. However, all these boundaries need to be delivered with love and care.
A designated place of study for the child is a must. This is to enable them to associate learning with that particular area or space and have a sense of belonging there. Gather all the stuff that they use in school in that area for them to reach easily. The area has to be neat, tidy, conducive and well-lit