With overwhelmed parents adding home learning to their to do list, primary education teacher and mum of three Kelly Quilter has launched the ultimate home learning survival guide for parents, Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition.
After returning home from Thailand and finding out schools could close, Kelly spent two weeks in quarantine modifying her globally recognised teaching resource for relief teachers to create a Lockdown Edition for parents – an affordable 50-page downloadable guide of learning materials.
With over 17 years' experience in early childhood and primary education, Kelly hopes to pass her learnings onto everyday parents to make the home education experience pain-free, fun and rewarding for both them and their children during lockdown.
As a mother of three, Kelly says the key to keeping your children engaged is to make it fun and interactive so they don't feel like they are learning.
"I set out to create Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition to make the journey of learning at home as easy and enjoyable as possible," she said.
"Like me, I know parents across the globe are frantic at the thought of having to teach their kids from home while juggling work and battling the guilt of throwing an IPad at them to keep quiet – the Lockdown Edition resource is the solution for parents seeking a quality home education experience without the fuss."
Kitted out with both highly educational and fun real-world activities, Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition includes comprehensive subject based activities that can be adapted for a variety of ages and includes practical skills such as gardening and cooking, creative art classes, and STEM based learning activities like building bridges with household items.
With studies showing increased screen time being linked to poor psychological wellbeing, Kelly says the importance of keeping kids engaged offline is harder now more than ever, especially when it can give parents a much-needed break.
"With the global pandemic already keeping kids indoors and irritable, it is important now more than ever to protect their psychological wellbeing by keeping them engaged, entertained and educated with tools that don't feel like learning," she said.
"I know there are times that you don't have the energy to be flying your cape as Super Mum or Dad, so the Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition even includes a collection of resources for those days – I've titled the chapter 'lazy parenting' even though we are far from it!"
Teacher for a Day: Lock Down Edition has launched an $18 introductory offer for the first 500 copies sold, increasing to the RRP $30 per copy. The guide is downloaded as a PDF for easy access and ability to print.
For more information visit https://www.teacherforaday.com/