Homeschooling tips for parents

Posted at 9:38 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:21:51-04

NEW YORK — With children doing schoolwork remotely, many parents are trying to figure out how to help their kids while making sure they don't fall into "vacation mode."

Homeschool coach Daniel Louzonis provides us with several tips on how to keep kids engaged.

  • Ring the bell early: Louzonis said parents should start their child's day around the same time they would normally start classes. This prevents them from sleeping in and posting a sort of school structure.
  • Exercise right away: By getting the blood flowing, children won't feel as tired and they will be able to focus.
  • "Eat math for breakfast": Begin the day with the hardest subject, typically math or reading. It requires the most consistency. The rest of the day will be easier.

For parents with language barriers or difficulties understanding their children's work, Louzonis suggests ordering workbooks off of Amazon or using different online resources or apps such as Khan Academy.