Today’s post is by Jade!
Jade Benny loves learning. She wants other people to similarly have this passion too, that is why she shares teaching resources in Inspire Education and in blogs like this one. In here, she will be telling you some of the websites that provide teaching resources that can be used for home schooling.
For some moms and dads, traditional schooling for kids is not a viable option. Why? It’s not always just because parents can’t afford it. Some of them opt to home school children because both parents are always travelling, tagging along their kids. For others, they just want to have more quality time with their kids.
Other parents on the other hand may have read about the benefits of home schooling, one of which is having the ability to nurture children’s natural inclinations such as dancing or music. If you want to try this on your kids, you need not worry too much about it. There are now online teaching resources that could help you make this a success.
Some Online Teaching Resources
Parents, since you are designating yourself as your kid’s educator, then you should start thinking like a teacher. Instead of just relying on your own knowledge, you may be able to find help in these websites.
1. Living Montessori Now. The Montessori way of learning is focused on hands-on learning that is tailor-fit in accordance to the needs and learning curves of students. This principle is not just effective in traditional environments but can also be used for home schooling programs. Living Montessori Now offers valuable resources you could use such as teaching materials that can be bought from the website. For parent teachers, the website also offers theoretical and practical information on how to teach kids at home following Montessori principles.
2. JumpStart. If your kids are the type to engage in games rather than read their textbooks, then JumpStart may be the best way to teach them at home. To make learning more exciting, JumpStart has formed a close relationship with DreamWorks Animation, a partnership that produced some of the most entertaining educational mobile learning applications to date. This caters to several areas of interest such as Science, Math, History and Art to name a few.
3. EducationWorld. This is an online resource for teachers, school administrators and parents alike. This offers a wide array of learning resources such as printables, worksheets, curates briefs, and a constant stream of helpful columns and articles. EducationWorld has been providing free resources since 1996.
4. 8notes. Aside from academics, parents could choose to enhance other skills in children. For example, 8notes offers music sheets for those who are interested in music. This has music sheets coming from several genres that include classical, jazz, pop rock and children’s music.
As you see, the Internet will be giving you a vast number of resources. Take note that you may need to choose resources in accordance to your country’s learning standards. For example, type ‘learning resources Australia’ if you are living in this country so that you will be able to see the ones offered in here.
To add a twist to learning, you can divert from the use of ready-made teaching resources. Instead of these, you and your child can make up your own unique activities such as the use of foam mats for learning.
Author: Jade Benny
Jade creates well researched content for Inspire Education and is also a regular contributor to other education and self-improvement related blogs. She loves reading, writing short stories, spending time with friends and family (over red wine, of course) and listening to music. You can get her on Google+ or via Twitter: @MsJadeBenny