Homeschool Tips to Keep Your Child Focused

Help your child stay focused with these homeschooling tips

The morning has been going great. You’re right on schedule. The kids are all quiet, seated nicely, doing their schoolwork…..except for that One. 

What are you going to do with him? 

He’s just not able to keep his mind on his work. If only he’d quit looking around , he’d be able to get something done.

Does this sound familiar? It does to me. I’ve had to deal with these types of problems with all of my kids, and here are some tips to help your child concentrate and stay focused to the task at hand. 

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  1. If your child tends to procrastinate on project and paper due dates, try setting a kitchen or cell phone timer. In this way, your child will know that as soon as the timer goes off, he/she can move on to something else.
  1. If your children are easily distracted by noise and people, try having them use earplugs when they do their work. Also, remove or turn off the tv, radio, computer, notifications, phone, etc. Avoid windows and people if they must see what others are doing.
  1. If your children can’t concentrate because it’s just too quiet, then try some background white noise, turn on a fan, have instrumental music playing softly in the background. Also, there are plenty of YouTube videos that have hours of library noises, coffee shop noises, etc., that help with having mundane sounds in the background
Help your child stay focused with these homeschooling tips

4. If your child is tired of sitting in one spot to study in, try moving to a different location in the house, or go to a public place altogether, like the library. Sometimes just being out of the house can give renewed energy and focus to the task at hand. It could be something as easy as just going out to sit in the car to do your work.

Help your child stay focused with these homeschooling tips
  1. If your child can’t complete tasks, try a check off list. Sometimes, just the satisfaction of getting to check something off a list is enough incentive for a child to get something done. Also, a school schedule of what subjects to be working on at what time, can help to focus a child so there are not any extra decisions to be made that will slow him/her up.
  1. If your child gets bored with the same old thing all the time, try using different colors of paper, pens, and highlighters to keep focused and add interest. Who doesn’t love a colorful organized paper to look at? Also, train your child that he/she will do better if they break up a big task into smaller chunks and let them take a five-minute break to get up and stretch.

Longer assignments can be broken up into different times of the day. For instance, do all the odd problems in the morning, and the even ones after lunch. Or, divide it by the front and back of a worksheet.

When trying to focus and learn textbook information, do a little reading, then summarize out loud. Have your child write out their own quiz questions on index cards, for added interest. To make a game of it, challenge your child to see how many questions and index cards he can come up with. 

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Popsicle Stick Activity: Help your Child Learn the Books of the Bible

Use popsicle sticks to learn the Books of the Bible with this fun learning activity.

One of the first things in getting your child used to his/her Bible, is getting them used to reading the Bible names and finding where they are located.

A fun way to learn is the best way to go, and with this activity you can let your child practice independently. 

Print off the books of the Bible labels onto cardstock (for durability), hot glue them onto popsicle sticks, write the correct number on the back of the stick, and then give your child a few from the beginning to get started.

Use popsicle sticks to learn the Books of the Bible with this fun learning activity.
Use popsicle sticks to learn the Books of the Bible with this fun learning activity.

With practice, you’ll see improvement with his/her reading, and in memorizing the books of the Bible. 

For a game idea, print off two sets of labels and create two sets of sticks, then see who can put the names in order, in the fastest time.  Don’t forget to check the numbers on the back, to see if they are all in the right order!

You can get your free printable labels here, and then let me know how your kids do.

I’m anxious to hear from you. 

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Bible Trivia: Start Your Homeschool Day the Fun Way

Free printable Bible trivia calendar for homeschool students

What is the name of the Sea that Moses crossed with the Israelites, when they left Egypt? The correct answer is… the Red Sea.

What weapon did Jael use to kill Sisera, the captain of the Canaanite army, during the time of the judges? A tent peg

What was the present that Jacob gave to his favorite son, Joseph? A coat of many colors

Free printable Bible trivia school calendar for homeschoolers

Bible facts. Sometimes it’s really hard to remember everything.

I know that whenever I reread a Bible story, from the Bible, I always learn something new and interesting that I have never seen before.

The same thing goes for your children. How can we as parents, get them to recall Bible facts about present and past Bible stories that they have or are studying?

The answer comes in the form of a fun, non-threatening Bible trivia calendar.

This free calendar is colorful and easy to use. Each school day has one question on it, with the correct KJV answer given on the back side.

If you need to look up an answer, to reread a story, or discover a new story you have never heard of before, the Scripture reference is right there along side the correct answer.

Different forms of questions are used including fill-in-the-blanks, and multiple choice.

If you or your child don’t know the answer, it’s ok. Use this free printable calendar to encourage learning and fun.

Mark the question and come back to it in a few days. See if your child remembers it then.

Free printable homeschool school calendar of Bible trivia

             Make it fun. Start your day the right way, with Bible trivia!

                                     Download your personal copy today.

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