The reality of home instruction is hitting millions of homes across America. As parents and caregivers face transitioning to teachers and as they wait for final teaching materials and instructions from their school, you can do a number of things to help your children adapt. Begin by creating routines and scheduling daily activities in a way that keep your children occupied, engaged, and feeling secure.
Secondly, and most fortunately, there is a plethora of great resources for parents and carers who are dealing with home-based educational instruction for the first time.
Here are some home instruction resources to assist you. If you’ve found something good, please let me know and I’ll share it with other families!
3 Useful Resources for Home Instruction
- First off, read this quick and simple “Social Story” by Carol Gray about the corona virus pandemic.
- The Orton-Gillingham Reading Program is designed to be parent-accessible. The PRIDE Reading Program is an easy to use, structured literacy, Orton-Gillingham curriculum for children of all ages. This home instruction curriculum uses engaging, multi-sensory methods to teach reading, writing, spelling and comprehension.
- This book is a made-for-parents Direct Instruction Reading Program: Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann and Haddox; also available here. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read.
Note: I am not endorsing any commercial product nor do I stand to gain from any sales or promotion. I’m just passing along information that I hope is helpful!
Stay well and safe.