Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Is Your Kid Ready for Homeschool?


I have to admit something to you fellow mommies and daddies.
For the past years that Kyle started school, we don't have a "serious" study place because I personally don't want my son to take his studies seriously.

SHOCKING RIGHT?  

What kind of parent would want their kid not to take their schooling seriously?

Well, ME!

Kyle is a natural studious boy!  He picks books instead of toys even at the age of 2 or 3 years old.  "You should be grateful mommy!"  That's what I hear from every single parent I chanced upon whenever they see Kyle read books EVEN AT BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

It is okay to hone his serious attitude when it comes to studies, but one thing I noticed about him is how he cannot accept mistakes!  It was a long process for me to teach him to accept failure and "x" marks from school papers.  I even requested his teacher to be firm in telling him IT IS OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES.

Kyle is way better today at the age of 7.  Still a work in progress on some areas but a huge change from his younger years!  

So the point of my LONG intro is that, I never took a "study" session as seriously as today!  Well latter part of his Grade 1, I was really serious in teaching him Chinese and Filipino but I let him be for other subjects.  But since COVID-19 happened and most schooling are to be done at home, I had to create a comfortable space for him to sit and study for 4-6 hours a day!

Our study nook - also a work in progress - came to life during lockdown and I am so grateful for ONLINE shopping!

Kyle have a LOT of art materials that I knew I had to do something about it!  Inspired by the white cart I got from my sister in law, I bought buckets from Lazada and fixed everything for him to see ALL his art materials!  It is also a wake up call for me not to purchase more!  There were a LOT dubplicates!  

Homeschool set up

Aside from fixing his art area, I also removed and kept most of the toys he does not play with!  There were loads so I've decided to donate most of them and keep the rest in a nice storage box so he can always go back to it for play time.

I pulled out my own table and got a super comfortable chair.  For kids who are studying at home, I highly recommend to invest on comfortable chair - if you plan on buying one or use an existing chair that is VERY comfortable for them to sit on!

I got Kyle a Kid2Youth DUO Ergo Chair  which I think is a great investment since this chair works for kids and adults alike.  That said, the chair will grow together with  my son!

I picked a Blue chair and you may purchase a separate cover to save up on cleaning!  The chair has a great back support which keep correct posture for my son which is super important!  Aside from that, I like the customized foot rest which helps in keeping my son "on the chair"!  

For Philippine readers, you may contact Kid2YouthPhilippines on Instagram and DM them directly on how to order.

Homeschool set up for small space

Table accessories are also important for me to keep things organized.  An organized table will make it easier for them to focus on their studies as opposed to messy ones.

I got extra accessories from the same chair brand.  This is called the Stationary Set (pencil case, book holder and book stand), comes in Coral, Navy and Aqua.  

Homeschool set up for small space


And of course, most important of all, you have to update your kids on their new school set-up!  I've already told my son weeks ago that he will be meeting his classmates and teachers on computer instead of in person just to be safe from the virus!  It was hard for him at first but now, I can sense his excitement to meet his new friends and teachers for the coming schoolyear.

Obviously, we mommies and daddies have to be mentally, physically and emotionally ready as well!  I have to admit, I am not a fan of this set-up but I'd rather have this than worry about my son being exposed in school!  

How about you?
What are your thoughts about homeschooling?
What are your preparations?


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
 

5 comments :

  1. Ang ganda ng chair nya momma. Ako din trying my best to prepare now!

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  2. This snack is really good for kids

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  3. thank you for sharing this!

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  4. i love his learrning area! ang ganda ng setup

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