I have deliberately avoided writing about Coronavirus on here because I don’t want to dwell on it. There’s enough news about it everywhere else and I don’t want to add to the hysteria going on, but it is becoming more and more difficult not to talk about it. This pandemic is affecting lives all over the world. The kiddies are now homeschooling from today due to this virus. So I am now supposed to work, study and homeschool the twins all at the same time. This will take a lot of planning and determination, but I am sure we will work it all out. Health and safety comes first, and I support the powers that be in this decision.
Working from home
I will be blogging as usual. The topics will vary as they usually do. Do not expect to see topics on Coronavirus on the confusion it is causing. I am rising above that and talking about other things no one seems to be talking about. If you need a good distraction from the current pandemic, you may find the blog posts really interesting. I will also carry on doing my other online jobs and see where the opportunities take me.
Schooling from home
Like many of you know, I started studying with The Open University last year. It has been going really well. I am self-motivated, so I do what needs to be done and I am also really enjoying studying the modules. However, it has been a lot harder to concentrate with all what is going on in the world. Luckily, I have managed to stay on top of my study and assessments somehow. This will carry on as normal.
Homeschooling the Twins
Homeschooling the twins is the biggest change. Normally, the kids are in school for a good few hours and I use those hours to get work and uni jobs done. At the moment, this is no longer the case. Schools are closed here indefinitely and I are meant to homeschool the twins. Fitted this in is the hardest part of all but it has to be done. The twins are in year 1 and are exceeding their targets, I won’t want them to fall behind. So we will be following the curriculum from home as much as possible, to keep them engaged.
If you are stuck at home and wondering how to engage the kids, you should try out these YouTube channels below.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
This YouTube channel focuses on mindfulness, yoga and relaxation for kids. We watch the videos and they are really nice, the twins love them. The videos are adventurous and they help children build strength, balance and confidence.
This YouTube channel has loads of workout videos for kids. For those of us that are unable to go out as much, you can still get the title ones moving with these videos. They are also great for indoor activities on rainy days.
I usually join in with the kiddies and I enjoy the videos too! If you are stuck indoors and wondering how to spend a few minutes keeping the kids moving, you should check out these videos. Safe stay.
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I think they are great resources and you are doing a superb job! Any way of getting through this time is admirable. If you or your readers are interested, do check out for more info on proper autonomous child led home education which is very different from homeschooling through COVID 19.
Thank you Anna.
Surely you are doing a great job! it’s not easy to be a worker at home and a mother and be the one in charge with everything else. I feel you- I am in the same chaotic situation- but as you mentioned, there is a way around everything. Thanks a lot for the inspiration. As for me, I feel that having a supportive freelance management in platforms certainly help a lot in minimizing the chaos 🙂
thanks a lot and please do keep safe.
Thank you. Stay safe.
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You are lucky that you have the twins, as hopefully they can help each other. Little and often is the best way to educate children at home. Lots of practical work helps, such as cooking , baking , science experiments, playing games and making things! Be Safe!
Yes little and often is the way to go. Thanks.
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