…more Home School advise for Parents
If you don’t have access to the internet – tell the school. Ring them. They will figure out a way to get some resources to you.
If you don’t have the skills to work your way around suggested websites or apps – ask the school for help, ask someone else in the house – the child/other family/neighbour/other parent. Again you’re not expected to know everything. Everyone is learning.
If you can’t find the exact page in the exact book or website that your child is being asked to read or research – get them to read something you have in the house – a magazine/a leaflet/ and answer a few questions on it. Look up something on youtube under that heading instead.
Even if they say they hate it – kids do need some structure to their day. Even an hour a day (even broken into smaller chunks) will help engage the brain, and help keep up their skills. If all they are doing is watching RTE Homeschool every day – that’s fine. Again if you sit and watch it with them and chat about it – you’ve had the chats, they’ve had the craic and they’ve probably learned something accidentally! https://www.rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub/
Don’t get too caught up in doing worksheets – especially if the child is not able for them/bored with them etc. Use real live stuff the kids like – YouTube isn’t just full of funny cat videos. The key is probably sitting with them and having the chats while watching something. Pausing the video and asking them questions or their opinions.
Doing normal stuff like – baking, drawing, looking at the birds or counting the dandelions or the number of people you meet on your 2km walk is all learning. It doesn’t have to be book/website driven for them to learn.