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Archive for September, 2011

Importance of Sleep in a Child’s Health

Does your child lack sleep due to so many academic and extra curricular activities? Parents should seriously consider the effect of a lost one hour of sleep in a child. Some scientists theorize that lack of sleep during formative years can alter permanently a child’s brain structure. Moodiness & depression are symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation. Does your child suffer these? If yes, give him enough sleep. Don’t schedule too much activities in one day.

Rest Days Can Still Be Moments of Learning

Going out with your kids can still be moments of learning. Homeschooling is not just about books and lessons. It is about life. Spontaneous sharing of information and storytelling are still parts of homeschooling. Remember, homeschooling and learning is preparing your child to face real-life not just test papers, quizzes and academic requirements.

Do not force your child to study

It is better for a child to study out of his interest than force him. Make ways to motivate your child. Give him rewards after. Explain how his lessons will make him get his goals in life. Connect the lessons to his hobbies and interests. Be creative.

Tips on Homeschooling 2

1. Use your child’s toys in presenting lessons. He will be delighted to listen.

2. Maximize the internet in providing audio-visual presentations of lessons. This is free and interactive. Your child will be more interested in the topic. Use online math games to teach math.

3. Let your child enjoy his childhood. Let him play. Don’t overload him with too much tests and assignments. He is a child only once in his lifetime.

4. Teach your child according to his/her learning style to be more effective. Observe is he/she loves music then use sounds in the lessons. If he/she loves pictures and videos, use them to integrate your lesson. If he/she is physically active, let him/her do experiments and hands-on activities.

HAP homeschooling is giving your child the freedom to be himself. No labeling, no bullying, no stressful tests and homeworks!