Social Distancing & Remote Working… With Kids

Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing.

There are 5 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Brian Watt Member
    Brian Watt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Enjoy.

    • #1
    • March 14, 2020, at 7:00 AM PDT
    • Like
  2. Stad Thatcher

    I agree with limiting the TV time. When they do watch, I’d recommend watching with them, especially if it’s commercial TV.

     

    We didn’t home school, but they did grow up with Reader Rabbit on the computer. Making reading and math a game worked. Watching Barney and Friends on TV helped them learn English (Russian was their native language). Fortunately, none of them talk like a purple dinosaur, but I still have nightmares about that earworm of a theme song—”I love you, you love me . . .”

    Hang in there, ladies!

    • #2
    • March 15, 2020, at 6:46 AM PDT
    • Like
  3. Cow Girl Thatcher

    I learned a lot of math while cooking as a child! We had a family of 10, so if you were baking cookies, and following the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip package, everything had to be tripled. (Not the chocolate chips, though—just one package.) So, I got quite skilled at adding fractions.

    Yes, please limit screen time. Actual human interaction is always the best.

    • #3
    • March 15, 2020, at 6:52 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  4. Allie Hahn Coolidge
    • #4
    • March 17, 2020, at 4:03 PM PDT
    • Like
    • This comment has been edited.
  5. Allie Hahn Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    I agree with limiting the TV time. When they do watch, I’d recommend watching with them, especially if it’s commercial TV.

     

    We didn’t home school, but they did grow up with Reader Rabbit on the computer. Making reading and math a game worked. Watching Barney and Friends on TV helped them learn English (Russian was their native language). Fortunately, none of them talk like a purple dinosaur, but I still have nightmares about that earworm of a theme song—”I love you, you love me . . .”

    Hang in there, ladies!

    Aw, I loved Reader Rabbit…. good memories. :)

    • #5
    • March 17, 2020, at 4:03 PM PDT
    • Like