COVID-19 School and Daycare Closures: How to Adapt to Homeschooling

Woman in a disposable mask is teaching her child to wear a protective face mask.

Suddenly many of us who relied on professional teachers and instructors at public and private school systems find ourselves tasked with homeschooling our children. You might not know where to start. We at Maze Academy have curated a list of online-accessible resources and tips for homeschooling on our website. Whether you just need some fun daily activities and games or a science or math curriculum, our homeschooling resources page is a good place to start.

Keep these five tips in mind as you adapt to homeschooling:

  1. Create a learning space in your home. It can be a cleared off kitchen table or entire study room, simply dedicate a space for focused learning.
  2. Prepare your day as if you were going to go out in the world. Studies show you will be more productive if you continue to dress and groom as if you were going to school or work, than if you were just in your pajamas all day.
  3. Continue to fuel your children as they learn and play at regular intervals. Eat a healthy breakfast! And prepare lunch and snacks that can be enjoyed at their own time away from the “classroom”.
  4. Take this opportunity to teach your children about the importance of hygiene and social distancing.
  5. Don’t stress out if you’re uncertain if you have done enough to enrich their minds. Enriching their hearts and just spending quality family time together is sometimes all that’s needed.

And lastly, don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back at the end of each day. You’re doing great!

Homeschooling Resources

 

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