Now that Amelia is in reception class she has been coming home with homework to complete each week and is learning at a rapid rate. Although I like to think that I have a good knowledge to help her and passed all of my GCSE's it's been a long time since I was at school and learning anything remotely educational. Which is why it's great to have numerous alternative roles in learning at home as well as at school.
The after school classes have changed this term and her usual dance and gym classes now fall on days where she isn't able to attend so I signed up her to a maths and reading class instead which I really think will help improve her reading and mathematics. But recently I had been thinking what could I do from home to help as we don't really do much other than the odd piece of homework and reading a few books before bed.
Amelia doesn't like to sit still for long but does when she is on the iPad so we have recently been trying out Education Quizzes at the weekend and during half term to keep her brain active. Their primary goal is to help children to be successful at school. With quizzes ranging from KS1 all the way through to GCSE (5 – 17 years) across the curriculum meaning theres something for your little mathematicians, history geeks or those more interested in science.
As Amelia is only in reception class some of the KS1 is more advance for her so I have to read out the questions to her but she is enjoying the spelling and math quizzes and I'm sure over time she will enjoy more when she understands more at school in those subjects. The website is easy to navigate and even Amelia could choose which quizzes she wanted to try.
The puzzles are designed by teachers and you can join up and receive the whole host of stages. So for just £9.95 a month, you can have access to every key stage, which is very very helpful as your child grows and when the younger children start school too as my children will be at different stages.
I was also interested to see that there is an option for schools to join the website, allowing pupils to access the website not only at school but using their login at home too. The prices for that are even more reasonable, from only £2 per pupil for access for a year. I haven't come across anything as reasonable in price as this website and it has a hug range of content for every curriculum. What's more is you can cancel your subscription at any time if you find its not for you so you're not tied down for the whole year.
I'd also recommend checking out the daily blog too Nature Matters. Lots of great information for younger children to read with their parents or for older nature enthusiasts to enjoy on their own.
What do you think about furthering your child's education from home? Have you found another way to help with their learning? I would love to hear any tips you have!
This post is in collaboration with Education Matters.