Here is how to encourage focus in your children during homeschooling:
- Respond and recognize the actions of every child.
Take out time to watch your little ones and observe their weaknesses and strengths.
Do your children focus better when they study alone or do they do better when you are around? Another thing that may work best is when subjects are broken up and spread throughout the day.
You can use these ideas:
- Break the pattern and try a routine that may work well for that particular day or week.
- Ask your children for suggestions to find out what they want.
- Create a suggestion box where family members can put in suggestions for what they think will help improve the experience of homeschooling.
- Make sure your children have everything they need before the class starts.
Having everything from study material to pencils and notebooks eliminates unnecessary waste of time and disturbance.
Also, it is a good idea to help your children get rid of disruptions by having everyone get a drink or use the toilet before starting the class.
- Talk about your expectations clearly
Make sure you specify what you want done when you start the day.
A great idea is to create separate time tables and charts for every child. The timetable should list what they need to get done every day. Teach your little ones how to follow the chart. When you’re too busy with other things, your children will remain focused on their work as they will know what to do.
- Use incentives.
Giving children incentives helps keep them focused and motivated. Find what will work for your child. It could be something tangible such as a toy or perhaps their favorite treat.
Let your children know what they will be allowed to do once the school day is over. Maybe they can watch their favorite T.V. show or play outside for as long as they like.
There are so many creative ways you can make your child more focused towards study and their homeschooling curriculum.