Giggles and Fun – Learning with Grandparents
JK Educate is proud to introduce this new resource, created by our experienced teaching team for grandparents to support their grandchildren during Lockdown. Each individually themed section of our Home Learning Guide contains a wide variety of fun, interactive and educational activities, designed to help grandparents engage with their grandchildren during Lockdown.
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Why do grandparents need a home learning guide?
JK Educate has produced this pack to help grandparents to support their grandchildren with their current home online learning.
At this important time, Lockdown has given many families a unique opportunity to work together across generations. We know there is so much that children can learn from their grandparents. By using this resource, grandparents will be able to share enjoyable moments, support their grandchildren with their learning and help develop the important bond between grandparent and grandchild.
The current demands on families are huge, so while most children are not at school and most school learning is restricted to online platforms, this is an ideal opportunity for grandparents to step in and support the younger generation in home learning.
Some grandparents may not feel confident doing this, so we have provided some easy-to-use tools to help them take pleasure in their grandchildren’s learning. These simple teaching tools will help grandparents to use this unique time in Lockdown productively with their grandchildren. This in turn will help their families, who are juggling the demands of supporting their child’s learning and working, often from home.
When should the guide be used?
This pack is for use now, during Lockdown, and can then be followed up and used at any time in the future. The purpose is to engage grandchildren with stimulating activities, which will support their school learning. We have produced a months’ worth of learning ideas and this will be followed next month with an additional pack of ideas for grandparents.
These resources can be used daily or dipped in and out of on a regular or irregular basis. There is no pressure. They are to be used as and when. Each activity can be extended over a period of hours and days, or just used as an independent one-off activity.
Each pack contains 20 stimulating themed activities which can be adapted for both younger or older learners. The learning is fun and interactive. Each activity has the same structure: it is divided into starting points and follow-up sessions. Each session can be adapted to older and younger children, and additional activities are recommended for those families who want to extend their knowledge through this topic. All resources are itemised, and useful books, websites and materials are listed so that grandparents can fully support their grandchild’s learning. Our aim is to guide grandparents so they can feel confident supporting their grandchildren.
Who’s it for?
These packs were created to encourage grandparents to work with their grandchildren, but are suitable for any adult wanting to support a child from early years to the end of primary school age (children aged from 3 up to 11 years). Grandparents can work with their grandchildren face to face if they are in the same support bubble and it is safe to do so, or virtually, using any online platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype.
Home Schooling Support
These packs add a new dimension to the education support JK Educate offers families, including those dealing with home schooling. We also offer online tutoring on an ongoing or ad hoc basis, and our Home School Mentoring service uses expert tutors to check in with students on a daily basis, keep them on track and help with any problem areas.
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