This week would have been half term if the children had been in school, so we decided to take a break from formal learning and do much more outside in the lovely sunshine.
Playing outside has so many benefits for children. Climbing, jumping, swinging, running, twisting and turning in the fresh air dramatically improves gross motor skills.
It’s week eight on the Coronacoster – how are you all doing? Crisis schooling certainly has it’s ups and downs doesn’t it. I’ve generally found that the lower I set my expectations at the start of the day, the better the day and the more we achieve, so I’ve been trying to roll with that as much as possible.
As parents we should be constantly helping our children to become resilient. Building resilience in childhood helps children navigate the obstacles they encounter as they grow. We can’t take away all the pain and stress but we can teach children how to deal with this and use it to build resilence.
We’ve been working our way through the various tasks set by school again this week. For the little boys that means uploading their work via the See Saw App, and for the older children, via the online system they use to send their work to their teachers.
Staying at home during COVID-19 can mean that you have more time to do the things you enjoy. For me, it’s trying out different exercise apps with the children.
I said early on in this process that home schooling is a choice, this is crisis schooling and that is something very different. It’s also different for those families who normally home school their children – why? Well, because they won’t be used to being schooled 100% from home either, they will be used to outdoor learning, museum trips and other learning excursions.
‘Back to school’ after the Easter Holidays today, such as it is. We’ve been working our way through the various tasks set by school this week. For the little boys that means uploading their work via the See Saw App, and for the older children, via the online system they use to send their work to their teachers.