Healthy You = Positive Outlook to Teaching
A lot of people ask me how I keep up with my own children & home schooling many others. I must say if it was not for my exercise routine & trying to eat naturally it would be difficult to keep up with the children. It truly makes a difference to how you cope & your motivation levels.
It is as easy as 10 minutes of fast movements or 3-5, 20 minute brisk walks at least 3 times per week.
Invite a healthy regime into your life for a healthy state of mind to teaching & enjoying keeping up with your childrens energy.
REASONS FOR GOOD HEALTH & STAMINA.
1) Improved Health & immunity
2) Better coping ability
3) Positive Role Model for your child
4) Feel more energized
5) Positive state of mind
6) Stress Relief
Plan in advance a pattern to their days
To make all younger siblings feel included & acknowledged
- Fun age appropriate activity prepared during learning preferably on a topic they love or being taught, for example a picture book, sand pit play, drawing & puzzles.
- Full tummies on healthy snacks
- Nurture with your actions & words, using a gentle tone & eye contact to know they are understanding.
- Thank them & acknowledge their efforts even if it is small so they feel encouraged, loved & supported.
REASONS FOR YOU TIME.
1 - Recharge
2 - Reflect
3 - Revive
MAKE YOU TIME ..
1 - Schedule - afternoon family rest time
2 - Sleep - bed time for kids rest time for you
3 - Saturday & Sunday - lazy morning or both mornings for everyone
Tidy Room Tidy Mind
CREATING AN INSPIRING SPACE
1- Tidy an area spacious enough to include a large bench top.
2- Stationary sorter
3- Black Board
5- Natural Lighting & either a plant or nature table near to create a relaxing beautiful environment.
6- Comfortable Seat
7-Colours that inspire or suit your house & child
8- Recycling & Normal Bin
9- Forest Friendly Pencils,Rulers & Stationary.
10 -Get feed back & input from your child & see their enthusiasm shine.
Creating friendships that encourage mindful behaviour & inspired learning is important to your child.
Consider your child s feelings & acknowledge their thoughts before expressing your own thoughts on home schooling that way they have established a trust & understanding in your teacher & parent role. This can create a smooth transition of knowing they feel understood & included in the Home schooling journey.
FROM THEIR HANDS TO YOURS - Welcome to Home Schooling! It is a beautiful path to a more true understanding of your child. Make a decision to allow joy into their learning. Its refreshing & more meaningful to create a path that finds & embraces their passions. It also a special gift to have this opportunity to pass on knowledge & experiences that will define your child s view of the World & how they see them selves in society. A Homeschooling Life style establishes a special close bond between you & your child, their siblings and the Community. It is a decision to be excited about.
STEP 1. OBSERVING - Try to genuinely listen & observe your child's interests. Take notes and silently observe them in an effort to identify what brings happiness to their day. Even at play, they are engaging in something that captures their attention. That is a big indication of the interest that their learning can be based around. Because Home Schooling is a true representation of your child.
STEP 2. A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS - Encourage them to draw a picture of what they would love to learn or what makes them happy. This small but important step is a step that brings true meaning to their learning. Remember back to when you where a child your fascinations & interests still remain your interests today. This is the same with your own child. Today s interests are tomorrow s hobbies & careers. A happy life starts with following their passions.
STEP 3. SUPPORT - Forming a community of positive, inspirational, mindful & genuine friendships for you & your child will support your social & emotional needs, which is the foundation to a well balanced Home Schooling experience.