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£1 Workbooks for Children and 5 Tips for Home Schooling

Due to the global pandemic the UK is now in it’s 3rd National Lockdown (resulting in schools closures to help reduce the spread of the virus). The sudden announcement of Lockdown 3 has not only left many parents unemployed but also unprepared to teach their Children at Home.

In this blog post we cover educational workbooks for all Key Stages and Subjects (which are available to purchase for only £1 each at Poundland and Tesco) We also cover 5 tips for creating the perfect home school environment for your Children.

Leap Ahead Learning Books from Poundland…

Leap Ahead Workbooks in the Subjects Maths and English are available in Poundland for the following age groups…

  • 3-4 Years
  • 4-5 Years
  • 5-6 Years
  • 6-7 Years
  • 7-8 Years
  • 8-9 Years
  • 9-10 Years
  • 10-11 Years

Each workbook is written by teaching experts, contain tips for home-schooling parents and support the national curriculum.

Workbook features…

  • Activities
  • Stickers
  • Reward Certificates
  • Answers for each worksheet

Miles Kelly Wipe-Clean Workbooks from Poundland…

Miles Kelly Wipe-Clean Workbooks in the Subjects Computing & Coding, Grammar, Numbers, and Writing are available in Poundland for the age group 5-7.

Workbook Features…

  • Wipe-Clean and Reusable
  • Colourful illustrations
  • Simple explanations to aid parents with home learning.

History Activity Books (£1 each) at Tesco…

History Activity Books by Autumn Publishing are available in the following topics…

  • Ancient Greek
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Romans
  • Knights and Castles

Workbook Features…

  • Worksheets
  • Activities
  • Stickers
  • Press-out Model (to build at home)

Out of all the workbooks we have featured the History Activity one’s are of the highest quality. Each book will take around 3-4 hours to complete and includes a fun project to build at home.

Home Schooling Tips…

Since the emergence of Coronavirus, many schools have been closed and parents have to find the best ways teach their Children at home so they don’t fall behind with the national curriculum. Learning from home has tons of challenges, including disorganization and failing to meet learning schedules. To help your kids navigate appropriately in and out of the virtual/home-based learning here are 5 tips to help you make the most out of your home-school learning environment…

1) Create a learning space…

While learning from home is fun, it can be messy and full of chaos, especially when there is no designated place where the learning activities can take place. Considering that living and learning in the same space can lead to quick disorganization, parents need to delegate a space specifically for learning (a learning hub in the home). The space should be in a quiet room, probably one that receives less traffic from the other members of your household. A room with a desk and chair, a few wall shelves and good lighting  is all you need for a learning hub.

In the learning space, you should arrange all the learning materials that your child needs. It’s also worth teaching your children to respect the workplace (just as they would their classroom at school) For example, they should understand that they are supposed to return the learning materials to their designated place once they are done using them.

2) Make and follow a daily schedule…

To keep your children on the right track and ensure that they make yielding learning strides, you must develop a clear structure of all their learning activities. Ensure that you create a daily schedule to guide your children’s daily activities and help them focus on crucial tasks each day.

For your kids to effortlessly resonate with the daily schedule, you should consider doing the following…

  • Colour-code the schedule by subject, type of activity, time and day
  • If you have two or more children, consider aligning their schedules using swimlane diagrams (a schedule with several rows and columns indicating the role of each child at a particular time)
  • Create a simple flow-chart schedule indicating when your kids can take a break or have screen time.

3) Set learning goals…

For any activity to be successful there must be goals and objectives that must be completed. By understanding your kids’ age and abilities, state and national requirements, you should set sound learning objectives for them. You can work with your child when doing this to help them grow their goal- building skills.

4) Look for learning opportunities beyond the textbooks…

As mentioned above, learning at home is highly a flexible process and you can leverage tons of learning opportunities that this learning environment comes with. You should be open to include activities such as playing board games, writing emails to friends and family and cooking various meals in your daily schedule, Incorporating these activities will create an all-rounded curriculum for your child.

5) Make learning a fun family activity…

Home-based learning should not be left entirely to the kids. Instead, the learning activities should be something that everybody in the family should enjoy doing. There are lots of ways you can involve the family in the learning activities. For example, use some of your time to experience a attraction together (lots of museum’s and zoo’s have free virtual tours on their websites) Read our blog post on The Ultimate List of Animal Live Cams.

Even though you won’t have the same experience as visiting the attraction in-person, you can still enjoy the attraction with your family virtually and learn together in the process.

Overview…

We hope by reviewing budget workbooks and providing tips for home education that this article helps you with your home schooling journey. For further advice and support please take the time to read our blog post on 40 FREE Home Schooling Resources for Parents and remember to stay strong as we are all in this together!.