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Studying in Quarantine – Pattern Education Schedules With Hand in Hand Households

September 3, 2020
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In our new fundraiser, "Raising Children Who Likes To Learn", we talked about how hand in hand tools can build courageous, confident, and curious learners. These tools come into their own when you suddenly become responsible for parents and school!

Read on to discover how three hand in hand families have used the tools in the mix of learning in their own families over the past few months.

Why we worked through emotional baggage before English and math

Katy Linsley is a Hand in Hand Instructor and lives with her two boys in Lancaster, England. As a child-friendly, playful childminder and former elementary school teacher, she was initially confident of offering her sons a daily mix of play and learning opportunities - until she realized that the stressful events that led to the lockdown left her without energy or creativity. "The best I could do some days was pull out a box of toys that they hadn't played with in a while," she says.

Read on to learn how she unpacked that emotional baggage for more playful learning and fun for the whole family: Why We Worked Emotional Baggage Before English and Math

Flexible schedules with a focus on energy support my child's learning

Sonali Vongchusiri is a hand in hand certification candidate and homeschooling mom with three children, ages 9.6 and 3. She and her children live in Bangkok, Thailand, and Sonali takes a school-free approach with her older son with high needs and a more traditional approach to school with her two younger children.

Here is an insight into how your flexible schedule is developing and why no two days look the same: Flexible schedules with an emphasis on energy support my child's learning

The work-life balance required practice

Elle Kwan is the hand in hand content creator, host of the Hand in Hand podcast for parents and mother of two who have been teaching distance learning in Hong Kong since February when schools were closed for quarantine.

She tells how the family worked through the initial resistance they all felt against learning at home, in days when online learning and working from home are combined with special time and physical play: reconciliation of work and Game took practice

Are your children learning from a distance? Or fear of going back to school?

These contributions are part of our fall fundraiser to raise children who love to learn. As a thank you for donating $ 6 or more, receive the entire Raising Kids Who Love To Learn series.

Your collection contains:

  • 5 x hand in hand instructor videos on topics like reaching resilient learners, overcoming distance learning and classroom disruptions, and standing up for your child.
  • Bonus video from founder Patty Wipfler,
  • 100 ways to play instructions,
  • Understanding Children's Emotions ebook.
  • Printouts, real-life examples from parents with the tools, tips and reminders

Use it to stimulate your child's curiosity, focus, and joy of learning. Please go here to give.

How does your gift help

Your gifts help us to finance projects like our research study Harvard's Center for the Developing Child. For this project, Hand in Hand is adapting our 6-week starter class for use by Early Childhood Educators in Head Start and Early Head Start, a high-impact U.S. program that helps children growing up in poverty and their families, as well as other preschools in the community.

So many parents tell us that after years of struggle, the support and tools that hand in hand provides will help their families thrive.

Please help us reach more parents.

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