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    Its good to keep busy at this time. I had a quick scan and its UK curriculum and progressively age linked, has fun stuff too, so maybe another outlet when they have you frazzled - my kids did ....frequently.

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    Some great ideas on this thread. I don't have kids, but I've taught many over the last 18 years.

    These "How to Draw... " is something I would use when teaching art or just during free time. Most kids like to draw and this teaches them step by step how to draw different things from animals to ice cream cones. All you need is paper, pencil and coloring crayons. This is one example, but if you check on the right side, you can learn to draw many different things that may catch your child's fancy.


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    Free ebooks for children.
    You just have to register and login and you can access a lot of free books for children where they can read on a tablet or computer.

    Free eBook library | Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press

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    The missus is rounding up all the waifs, strays, and otherwise iPad-addled children on our moo bahn and putting them to work, picking up litter down at the local beach. Child labour exploitation.

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    I see lots of entertainment, academic education but few life skill tuition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    an hours bike maintenance
    Excellent. Taking responsibilities for their own safety. Do you have a copy of the Thai driving and road safety manuals? Study, test - charades or written tests.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    putting them to work, picking up litter down at the local beach. Child labour exploitation.
    Social and Community Involvement skills.

    Bringing beer, in a swimsuit, to the felang, Is a skill, I suggest, that can be left to a later date. Or never.

    Volunteering to local school, medical, admin groups. Probably difficult presently but for future. Get know what opportunities exist to hep and understand the advantages.

    Food Security

    All that have gardens or even a balcony can teach the necessary skills of herb, veg, chicken or egg .... production.

    Science, agriculture and that strange felang subject - bookkeeping/profitability/risk.

    Planting calendar, watering and fertilise schedule, crop harvest, storing and marketing.

    Financial Planning

    Banking, investment and risk appraisal.

    Most of the above too years to gain if the kids are left to find them by themselves or hearsay from their peer groups.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Encourage them to actually read books. As in: hard copy.

    Any subject matter will do.

    The attempts to slightly wean them off the dependency of their most engrossed electronic and automation world will not be in vain.
    Last edited by HuangLao; 27-03-2020 at 02:16 AM.

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    ^There is nothing wrong with ebooks. Many libraries are closed..at least in my community. Some children may not have a lot of books, so this is the next best option. The main point is to keep reading, keep your mind active and learning.

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    One thing we have in abundance at Chez Chitty is books, in fact we have a whole mini library of several hundred on every subject.
    Today was walk the dog..
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    A few hours intensive school work then outside again to enjoy the sun and paint the Thai beach bungalow..
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    Yes it appeared to be poo coloured at first.

    But dried out fine..
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    Also got the kids planting bamboo around the parameter of the garden .
    Back on their playstations now. ..

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    Coronavirus has changed our education landscape ... five things you need to know

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    Parents forced to homeschool their children because of the coronavirus lockdown should know it won't be anything like school, experts say.

    "School works the way that it does for six hours a day, with lessons going for 45 minutes because of the way they are designed and [with] an entire support structure," Dr English said.


    "When you talk to home-educating families, none of them really do it like that."
    There are several pointers parents can take from homeschooling approaches to keep children busy, learning and engaged.


    Create structure to your kids' days



    Active engagement

    In the short term, Ms Harris said parents should be flexible and adaptive instead of trying to immediately introduce a strict new routine.



    Let kids choose what to learn

    "This is a time where you ask your children what they are really interested in."
    But don't go overboard.
    "Having taught in all kinds of schools, I can tell you that most children don't learn that much in a day,"


    Take frequent breaks


    Coronavirus has changed our education landscape — here's five things you need to know about homeschooling - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    This is from a little while ago ...





    Just have fun with it.

    I gave the Boys some structure, some bones and they put the creative flesh on it.

    This was done when they were going through their Dinosaur phase so we taped some Dinosaur cards on Bamboo skewers, created a simple story about the Herbivores and Carnivores.

    Made a simple stage from their dining table and a microwave box.

    We enter home schooling next week ... current trend is the solar system.

    We'll see what we make of that.
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    ^Great stuff, David. Your boys seem like they are really enjoying themselves.

    ^^^Awesome, Chitty! Painting is always fun..haha. That is good you have a lot of books.

    I have a host of really good websites for children if anyone is interested. I've used most of these over the years.


    Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Wonderopolis

    For anything your child wonders about (or you) ask and find the answer.

    Starfall Education: Kids Games, Movies, & Books K-3

    Learn to read or practice reading/alphabet for children aged K-3.

    National Geographic Kids

    Tons of pics, quizzes, videos about the world we live in

    BrainPOP

    This site is amazing. Interesting videos on every subject imaginable.

    Free Online Learning & Education For Kids | Funbrain - Funbrain

    Games, videos, books, etc


    http://spatulatta.com/


    Cooking for kids (I have never used this site, but it looks amazing to teach kids how to cook a variety of yummy stuff)













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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    This is from a little while ago ...



    We enter home schooling next week ... current trend is the solar system.

    We'll see what we make of that.
    This may help

    Research Help - ScienceBob.com



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    ^ Thanks ... will show them.

    ---

    My Boys know the stuff... backwards.

    We have a discussion why Pluto is no-longer a planet, they can name the Planets in order backwards from the Sun, the gas giants,
    the four dwarf planets and discuss the various sun sizes, from our humble Sun to a Red Giant.

    How Venus got it's name ... etc. etc.

    ---

    For anyone with kids interested, adding the video above my Boys like, in order ...



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    ^No worries, cute songs too! Anyway, c ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    This is from a little while ago ...
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    We enter home schooling next week ... current trend is the solar system.
    We'll see what we make of that.
    One for each of 'em...


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    @David - Have you seen this? Your boys may enjoy.

    NASA Kids' Club | NASA

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    We made a music video.



    Tried to keep it as close to the Marilyn Manson video as possible
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    ^That is well done! Haha!

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    ^^ WOW ... beats the crap out of my Boys doing a dinosaur play.

    How long did it take from action to upload? ... including post production.
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    About half an hour to film it. An hour in the evening to edit it.
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Today we designed t shirts and painted cardboard nails.





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    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    You made a footy short too didn't you?

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    No she made me decorate it with Blackpink stuff.
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    I had Miley Cyress, Hannah Montana...

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    We also got creative today with our NHS posters, nearly every house in the UK has these placed in the Windows showing support for the National Health Service workers..
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    No school work today, having a day off.
    Although the kids did get some exercise walking the dog who loved his swim and new stick..
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    Watched the Peter Rabbit movie last night so Peter was exploring today...
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    Plenty of Wild Garlic foraged..
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    I even got the eldest to mow the lawn!
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    All good today.

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