With so much uncertainty about how long schools will be closed and what it will look like when students return to classrooms, it is important that you keep moving forward with your child’s learning.
If the school sends home work do have them do it, even if it is not ‘mandatory’. Incorporate learning into life at home. Doing laundry? Have the children help fold and count how much underwear your family uses in a week. Boys will really love this!
Laundry also lends itself to sorting of all types. Work on executive functioning skills by having them organize their rooms, closets and drawers.
Have the children read recipes to you as you prepare meals together. Half, double or triple the recipe to experience real life math.
If your children love video games, have them write about their favorite game, character or any of the many things that interest them. Play the game with them.
Have a real little one at home. It is a lot of fun to measure how much liquid a diaper will hold!
There are so many resources on line for you to access. Do take advantage of them. If at all possible get outside every day.Share what you are doing with others.The important thing is that you, as a family, take this time to experience a new normal.
Keep a family journal. You will want to remember these times and how you and your children met the challenges. It will make for great stories around the holiday table.