I think we can all admit something, the days of quarantine and homeschooling are LONG. I mean, who could have imagined that for two months we would essentially be handed the responsibility of schooling our kids, working from home, and not permitted to let our kids play and socialize with their friends. It’s like a freaking triple threat for mom and dad.
We are all doing our absolute best to juggle it all but it gives me so much comfort to talk to friends and hear everyone saying similar things like, my kid is still in her pajamas from 3 days ago and had potato chips for breakfast, or, this one watched the entire season of Fuller House on Netflix in two days.
Our kids are certainly in this camp and I try really hard not to let the guilt set in because this is such uncharted territory for everyone and again, we’re all in the same boat.
Very early on in this quarantine situation I tried hard to set boundaries and give the kids some structure. We started out real strong, and although we’re not able to give each child the hours of dedicated time every day for homeschooling, we are squeezing little bits in here and there when we can. We’re also using an amazing app to supplement their education called HOMER. It has been SUCH a hit with Brian and Grace, and they are learning so much when they use it. It’s literacy based and there are read aloud stories, games, writing, sight word practice and ever art exercises that they love. You can customize the exercises to your child’s level, so Grace’s version is completely different from Brian’s, and you can even track their learning progress in the Parent Tools section. Also in the Parent Tools section are printable coloring and activity pages that come in handy when I need 15 minutes!
This is the screen time that I LOVE letting them use because it activates their brains and they actually interact with each other when they are on the app, whether it be Brian encouraging Grace to read, or Grace and Brian playing a memory game together. It’s been such a helpful tool during this crazy time, and I encourage you all to check it out for yourselves! The annual plan is $44/year or $7.95/month and you can try it free for 30 days! Download the app here 🙂
this post was sponsored by Learn with Homer.