A huge thank you to our supporters for starting to send in your tips and ideas for surviving isolation at home. For those of you that are home schooling, we’ve had some great ideas and advice to get us started from some of our supporters:
1. Every morning at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
2. Lots of museums are doing live virtual tours and educational sessions. Here’s one this Wednesday from the secret World War 2 bunker in Liverpool – https://www.facebook.com/events/682955445790269/
3. Be kind to yourselves – it’s very tempting to launch yourself and your children headfirst into home schooling. But remember, this is a huge change for you and them. Try to have fun, still be mum or dad, and aim to make learning interesting.
4. Get grandparents involved – you may not be able to see each other face-to-face, but Facetime, Zoom and Skype are great ways to virtually connect and bring grandparents into lesson time. Ask them to plan a 30 min chat or activity for the kids so they get to be teacher too. Grandparents have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the younger generations. And it’ll help them keep focused and feel connected.
Please keep your ideas coming. Either message our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More tomorrow, including ideas for those home working and managing children.
Please stay safe and continue to follow the government advice. If you don’t need to go out then stay in, the safest place is at home.