With the coronavirus lockdown continuing and many parents still homeschooling their kids, any tips to make the process easier will surely come in handy.
Several mums and dads have admitted that they’re finding teaching their children from home stressful.
However, these clever tricks will hopefully help make things that bit easier for you and your family.
Savvy mum Lisa Nolan has been sharing her top hacks for educating kids at home on TikTok during the lockdown.
And luckily for you, she has plenty tricks up her sleeve if your young’uns are struggling to stay focused.
The tips – which include a genius handwriting trick and a drawing hack – will have you raring and ready to take on that next homeschooling session.
Easy handwriting trick
Lisa revealed how she improves her son’s handwriting earlier this month. She says it is totally easy and achievable in just a few easy steps.
The mum recommended parents buy shorter pencils and pens as it means there is “less weight” to hold and it will offer “more support to little hands”.
To make her son’s writing a bit clearer, the mum also asks him to space out every word with a spoon.
She wrote: “Make a spacer to help with gaps between words!”
While overseeing his homework, Lisa will also go over the lined paper with pen so it’s easier for him to write straight.
She added: “Thicken the lines to help children see! Simple.”
Drawing tip to keep them focused
Kids are easily distracted during the day, so it may be hard to keep them focused on something.
However, once again, Lisa has a handy hint on how to make sure they keep their attention on the task in hand.
Her trick involves drawing on your child’s back as she says it works wonders why you’re trying to calm them down.
Lisa commented: “Draw on your child’s back and get them to guess the pictures you’re making.
“It’ll make them calm and focussed!”
Help them learn while you cook
Seeing as kids can’t go to school right now, it has turned many of our homes into once huge classroom.
One good thing about homeschooling though is that it allows you to work lessons in around your schedule.
Lisa recommends turning your nightly meal prep into lesson for your children.
In another TikTok video, she filmed her son practising his maths by weighing out the ingredients that they were having for their dinner.
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It also acted as a science lesson too as she taught him about “gasses, liquids and steam” while cooking on the hob.
Explaining how he was “cooking through the curriculum”, Lisa’s son learned all about measurements, estimates and fractions in how he laid out the frozen chips on a baking tray.
After he read out the instructions too, she captioned the video: “Getting kids to help you cook teaches them maths, English, science & languages!”