Homeschool Learning Resources
Back in August when we decided that the boys would stay home with me during the 2020/2021 school year, I amped up our at-home learning resources. Almost all of our "toys" are open-ended so that both boys are able to engage in play (they are currently 6 and 3 years old). However, with our eldest son entering grade one I wanted to support his learning as best as I could and invested in some math and literacy-specific items.
I kept open communication with both of his teachers. He started the school year off from September - November within the remote learning online class. We then switched him to the "hybrid" model as we wanted him to be with his homeschool and at that point he started with a new teacher. I let both teachers know that we wouldn't be online all day but would definitely complete all of the work that was assigned. For us, when our son is in front of a screen for long periods of time he becomes agitated, easily triggered with big emotions, and very tired. Basically, he does not deal well with it. As a result, I blended the online/hybrid learning models with homeschooling. Our main goal has been to ensure that our children feel happy, loved, and safe during these times and with our own flexible schedule, it has worked for us.
As a mother and an educator I just want you to know that none of the items listed are absolutely essential. I had an overwhelming response from other parents asking to share what I have purchased for homeschooling resources and that is why I am sharing this with you. They are learning resources that I have either purchased in the summer or over the years. They are items that have supported our children's learning and with another baby on the way, I am sure that we will be using them for many years to come. My purchases were based on our children's needs and interests. At the end of the day, you know your child best and if you find these helpful then I am happy to help!
#1. Tree Fort Toys (I purchased the yoga set, number set, and alphabet set and love them all)
#2. to 17. are all linked here plus more
No matter where you are in this school year, know that you are doing an amazing job! This year has been like no other and has tested us time and time again. It has not been easy but we are all trying our best. Remember to give yourself grace, mental health comes first, do what is best for your family and what makes you happy. Lead with love and kindness. #homeschool #teachermama
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