Home-Schooling Tips

I heard someone once say… “only the brave teach”, it can be daunting to many. More and more parents are choosing to home-school, taking on the role of teacher too! As a mother and teacher assisting families with homeschooling, I thought I’d share some tips and advice for getting started and organised. First and foremost, in order maintain sanity, I recommend that you have a … Continue reading Home-Schooling Tips

The Disadvantages of Homeschooling and How to Deal with Them

Last week we explored the advantages of homeschooling, of course like with any educational system there are potential disadvantages. Today we explore these and how to combat them. Continue reading The Disadvantages of Homeschooling and How to Deal with Them

The Benefits of Homeschooling

Continuing from last week’s post introducing the exploration of homeschooling, this week let’s take a look at some of the benefits of homeschooling: When a child is homeschooling we have the opportunity to teach children that learning is not a chore, but exciting and fun. We can control what our children learn and when they learn it. While department requirements in terms of content covered … Continue reading The Benefits of Homeschooling

Let’s Explore Home Schooling

In South Africa’s current educational climate, with service delivery and comprehension standards rapidly dropping, it’s no wonder that parents across the country are reaching out for alternatives, let’s explore homeschooling. Continue reading Let’s Explore Home Schooling

A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students

A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students. Check out this great article linking to 16 different free math orientated websites. For more great articles and tips, please subscribe to receive our latest articles or join our new Facebook group. Got a childcare related question? Drop us a line at sitters (@) sitters4u.co.za or visit our website: http://www.sitters4u.co.za Continue reading A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students

Setting Up a Designated Study Space

Its important for children to have a designated study space at home. This space doesn’t necessarily have to be in the child’s bedroom but it should be a quiet space with as few distractions as possible which is well-lit. Young children may want a study space near their parents. This should be encouraged, as moms and dads will then have the opportunity to monitor progress … Continue reading Setting Up a Designated Study Space

Organising Homework Assignments

Before starting a study session with your child, take a moment to organise homework assignments into a numbered order before they should be done. Start off with an easy assignment, then move onto a slightly more challenging one. Never save the worst for last. Keep momentum. Doing so will help the child to develop strong organisation skills as well as lead to a more structured … Continue reading Organising Homework Assignments

Setting a Designated Study Time

If you don’t know it yet, you will soon. Children thrive on routine. They should know that at a certain time every day is reserved for studying and doing homework. The best time is usually not directly after school. When they get home, first let them unwind from the day. Relax, have a snack, play outside or do some form of exercise. Parents  should let … Continue reading Setting a Designated Study Time

Study Tips: Getting Organised

Organisation is an important skill to learn and is becoming more and more critical to modern day survival. To encourage your children to get into the habit of using a to-do list, give children a checklist of assignments and chores, daily. Give children a small notebook dedicated to listing homework, project, test and exam assignments. Crossing items off the list will allow the them to … Continue reading Study Tips: Getting Organised