Sep 29 , 2020
I am a full time working mom, with 2 small kids, my son was pulled out of pre-school in March when all the schools shut down because of COVID-19. I was then at home with a 2 and 5 year old, while working from home. Figuring out how do my job and keeping my kids entertained at the same time was challenging to say the least so education wasn't the top priority at the time.
After a few months I quickly realized things were not going to change for quite some time, and I have a 5 year old that has missed out on a good portion of his education in preschool. The stress just started building up trying to balance teaching my son and doing my job.
Trying to teach my son to read, write, or do math was a battle every day. Until I discovered a website called Outschool. With the help of a number of different teachers, I have watched my son grow and learn. He also gets a lot of opportunities to mingle and have social interactions with other kids his own age in zoom classes every day.
Why OutSchool is Great For All Kids K - 12th
So first you are probably like what the heck is Outschool? Well at first I wasn't sure about a site where you pay a teacher to run a 30 to 1 hour zoom session about a topic, will my child even get anything out of it? Well let me tell you first hand, I have now done over 20 different classes with my son, we have done one time classes, and even a week long camp style class set up and it has been amazing. Every teacher he has had has been such an inspiration to my son and it really has helped with the stress of trying to be his educator and his parent.
How does it work?
After you sign up for a free account here Then all you have to do is search for class type you want and register your children into classes that will interest them. You can check out the teacher's profile page, read reviews, look at what the class will teach, what supplies are needed and then just make sure you have zoom downloaded on your device and you are good to go.
What subject do you want your child to learn about?
It isn't all Lecture
My recommendation to all the moms out there stressing like meI know I am not alone in the feelings of not knowing what to do to make sure my kids are learning, growing, getting the social interaction kids need, and well just getting to be a kid. We all worried about that before 2020, and we will continue to worry long after this year. But I will say if you want to put a dent in the stress bubble, try Outschool, just one class at a time. I have not been disappointed yet.
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