Today’s episode is all about preparing for those unexpected, challenging days. Having those not-so-perfect days is a normal part of homeschooling; we all have them. The question is how can we prepare for them? We’ll discuss practical, easy-to-implement strategies like engaging educational videos and creative strewing techniques to keep learning on track, even when the day doesn’t go as planned.
Discover how to make the most of challenging days by turning them into opportunities for adaptable, stress-free learning. Join us as we share insights and tips to help you stay prepared and maintain a positive homeschool environment, no matter what the day brings.”
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Links and Resources From Today’s Show
- Night Zookeeper
- Wonder Kids Club
- Wonder World Podcast
- Wild Kratts
- Magic School Bus
- Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook
- Snap Circuits
- DK Mysteries of the Universe
- Human Body Encyclopedia
Wild Kratts: Around the World Adventures DVDThe Magic School Bus: Greatest Original EpisodesWinnie-The-Pooh Boxed Set: Winnie-The-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; Now We Are SixSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit, Over 100 Projects, Full Color Project Manual, 28 Parts, STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 +Spirograph — Fun Shapes Drawing Art Set — Classic Spirograph Gear Play With New Shapes — For Ages 8+The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space (DK Children’s Anthologies)Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! (DK Knowledge Encyclopedias)
Key Takeaways About Planning for Bad Days
- Expect and Accept Bad Days: Understand that bad days are a normal part of homeschooling and come with the territory.
- Have a Plan: Keep a ‘Bad Day Plan’ with activities that are low-effort but still educational, to help navigate through tough days.
- Use Strewing: Implement the strategy of ‘strewing’, which involves laying out interesting educational materials to encourage self-guided learning.
- Involving Older Children in Teaching: Leverage the help of older children in teaching younger ones, which can benefit both age groups.
- Be Flexible and Adapt: Flexibility is critical; be ready to adapt your plans and expectations based on the day’s circumstances.
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