Time to Broaden Minds
I don't have any school age kids so am spared the nightmare of home schooling. But if I did and was finding it hard to cope if following a set curriculum I would be watching lots of tv with them and having debates afterwards. For history there are films like The King, Outlaw King, Mary Queen of Scots and also episodes of Horrible Histories. For nature there are programmes like Blue Planet and even gardening programmes which can teach them life lessons for the future of the planet and growing their own food. There are cookery programmes galore and I am sure there are some Carol Vorderman maths shows around. Playing scrabble (using a dictionary which is usually not allowed) teaches meaning, use and spelling of words and something I did every day with mine was to teach them a new difficult word, it's meaning and how it is used.
I adore teaching children between 5 and 11, before they get attitude as they soak up information like sponges. Pre covid I would have loved to have a Sunday morning school around my kitchen table helping kids catch up or learn more, but in this day and age stranger danger has made it impossible, despite the fact I have 4 CRBs. Trust has become a real issue and kids may be marginally safer but massively disadvantaged by the lack of it.
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