There’s been a major shift in our world recently and there are things I said I would never do that I am now forced to rethink, like homeschooling; specifically homeschooling during the Covid-19 Quarantine. In the midst of finding indoor kids’ activities during the Covid-19 virus, I’m starting to realize that after Spring Break, things are going to get real.
I’m not sure of my reasoning, except that my kids are major extroverts and need constant one on one with other children, but I just never considered homeschooling. I have friends that homeschool and watch them in awe. I’ve always thought that it takes a special kind of patience to be able to homeschool your children.
Some people just simply have homeschooling fears which stop them from researching a homeschooling curriculum at all.
With the recent events happening in our world like Covid-19, schools are closing and we are being encouraged to start homeschooling. I’m not sure if the school will have an online curricululm or how it will work. But I do know that it’s not my norm.
For some of us, it’s simple and a continuation of what we already do. But for myself, it’s scary and overwhelming. I need some tips on how to transition from public school to homeschooling. I need to learn homeschooling for beginners.
So, I found some homeschooling bloggers that could give their expertise on homeschooling during the Covid-19 quarantine. They say to combine structure and play, get to know homeschooling, use some homeschool planning and find free resources and printables.
Learn to Combine Structure and Play
This post goes into the different ways young kids learn, specifically for preschool age but can be applied to slightly older kids as well.
Try to Understand Homeschooling
Figure out how homeschooling in your state works and visit other homeschooling bloggers’ sites. Check out homeschooling styles and read up on local laws.
Figure out how Homeschool Planning Works
Set realistic expectations, create a homeschool budget, and figure out a curriculum that works for you.
Look for Homeschool Printables
Printables help me with everything! I guess I’m a visual person. Find engaging free homeschool printables like these. The kids are sure to love them and it keeps them busy.
Find local libraries, museums, state programs and art galleries.
I think these are all great articles to get us homeschooling newbies onto a great start! What are your thoughts about homeschooling if you don’t already?