The school closures are affecting thousands of families. The disruption to our daily lives is hard to overstate. Our kids will be feeling the stress of that uncertainty for sure—even if they don’t show it.
Having a routine is essential to success. Routine gives all of us structure and a sense of accomplishment. Keeping our kids in a routine will help with their stress level, keep their brains in work mode vs. vacation mode, and help parents not turn into babysitters!
We have some recommendations to help:
- Have regular times for waking up, eating lunch, and having dinner.
- Create a routine for study time (preferably the same time each day for a set amount of time). This can and should include reading for pleasure.
- Set aside time for exploration whether it is doing an activity in the yard or exploring cooking, creating with Legos, painting, doing puzzles, sock puppet shows, or crafts.
- More than likely, your child’s school has pushed out assignments. Review your child’s school assignments. Create a list of work that can be done independently as well as those that need your assistance.
Daily Schedule for Kids
We have created an example schedule below. Feel free to modify this to a schedule that works for you and your kids. The key here is to try to create consistent times throughout the day for studies, eating, and family time.
What can you do to help improve your kids’ reading and spelling skills while your kids are out of school?
Try our brain-based, research-based, and results-driven Summer Reading Program.
Scholar Within’s reading program is unique in that it is delivered online, with video lessons, printables, and offline activities that enhance learning. Our program is not exclusively web-based, a lot of the activities are done around the home including writing, brain-body activities, and more. Each day has 4-6 activities for a total of 45-60 minutes of work.
Who is Scholar Within?
Scholar Within was founded by learning expert Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET. Bonnie began designing and developing her own custom educational tools when she started her private learning center in the 1990s. Teachers kept asking what she was using with the kids who saw her because of the dramatic improvements that the kids made in school. From there, Bonnie decided to make her materials available to teachers and families worldwide.
Now, Bonnie Terry has turned her materials into a full-service online program that you can follow step-by-step at home, on your schedule. School alone is not enough anymore. Bonnie’s programs boost your kid’s overall learning skills by focusing on improving the auditory, visual, and tactile processing areas of your brain to make it work more efficiently.