Age of Learning: Suddenly a homeschooler… now what?

Find yourself being a newly dubbed homeschool teacher without much warning? You and hundreds of thousands of others are in that situation thanks to Covid-19. Age of Learning has put together a great starting guide as you set sail on what could be a great opportunity to work closely with your kids.

From Age of Learning: “I’m writing this on behalf of the Curriculum Team at Age of Learning, the creators of ABCmouse. We’re a group of over 20 educators who spend all of our time at work thinking about teaching and learning, and how to help each individual child thrive. Many of us are parents of young kids, too, and we’re facing the same challenges with the coronavirus outbreak as many other people in the U.S. and abroad. These challenges include dealing school closures and kids who are now at home for an indefinite amount of time. We’ve come up with some ideas based on educational research and best practices, and I thought it might be helpful if we shared a few of them.

The most important thing to remember is that minutes matter in the educational lives of young children. Every minute passed is a minute your child will never get back. Kids are primed and ready to learn, and there’s a lot you can do with what you already have in the house to keep your child’s mind active.

People throughout the U.S. and abroad are being impacted by this, whether they are rich or poor; urban or rural; a celebrity or an everyday parent. No matter who you are or where you live, be sure to read, read, read, and talk, talk, talk with your children. Here are some other ideas that will keep the learning going during this challenging time.”

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