Osius Homeschooling Top-tips!

With homeschooling becoming part of daily life now, many parents will have the added pressure of home-cooked lunches. 

We know this can be overwhelming for everyone, and we understand the struggle of keeping your children focused during this time. 

So, here’s our 5 top-tips for homeschooling, including some Osius resources to help!

1. Try to make some time for other activities!

Many children struggle to keep focused on homeschooling activities. The change in routine and workload can cause even the most focused mind to struggle to concentrate. We’ve found that the best practice is little and often, with time-out exercising their brains in other ways than school work.

That’s why we’ve developed some fun and easy child-friendly recipes for your little ones! Perhaps even make the household lunch or dinner!

Not only are they keeping their minds busy, but also actively learning essential life skills.

You can visit our recipes page here to find plenty of to try!

Remember, we always advise adult supervision!

2. Make your child the teacher!

When you were young, you might have enjoyed playing ‘teachers’ with your toys or friends, how much fun would it have been to teach your parents!

Try to get your children to teach you their daily lessons. The best way to do this is to get them to read through the resources given to them, and ask them to create a presentation just like their teachers do.

If they don't have access to a computer, hand-drawn pictures and notes work just as well! Maybe they could write you a quiz based on the lesson and mark your answers too. 

You never know, you might even learn something yourself.

3. Keep active.

Keeping active is a great way to keep them focused and give them a little break from learning.

You could try creating a “wake up” morning exercise routine with your children to get them ready for the day ahead! Maybe try some simple stretches to begin with followed by a few minutes dancing around and waking up!

Get them excited and get those little brains working.

4. Make a timetable!

Without a clear structure, it can be easy to get distracted and go off track. Making a timetable helps to give them something to focus on and provides a structure for them to follow.

Try to get them to plan out their day and week with you, and make it fun, decorate your planners and tick off activities as they are completed, perhaps even a little reward at the end of the day!

5. Limit screen time.

This goes back to our first point… try to give them a break from the screen by encouraging them to engage with a fun activity!

Cooking, baking, exercise, drawing, building, nature trail - anything that they enjoy which will give their eyes a break from the screen.

Keep an eye on our Instagram feed as we’ll be posting lots of ideas!