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Win Learning Resources goodies worth over £200 *NOW CLOSED*

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NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 11-Jun-20 09:44:24

We've teamed up with educational toy and games company Learning Resources to offer a fantastic bundle of prizes to one gransnetter worth over £200 - perfect for grandchildren who are being homeschooled.

More details on the prize can be found HERE and T&Cs HERE. We will pick a winner after 11am on 11th July.

During the coronavirus lockdown, many grandparents have (virtually) stepped in to support parents and children with home learning. It’s been an important way to stay connected but it’s also been a huge help to parents.

So to enter simply tell us... What have you found has worked for your grandchildren with home learning, and has this, and having to stay in touch virtually in general, changed your relationships with your grandchildren?

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Dodo123 Fri 10-Jul-20 22:56:45

Definitely sticking to the school timetable. Great for routine. Getting fresh air and staying in contact through social media and facetime.

Skylark5902 Fri 10-Jul-20 23:27:32

I have tried to make sure they received things in the post, including models, craft boxes and joke books etc. We have zoomed and read stories and took part in virtual scavenger hunts. The most important thing has been to try and emphasise the positive aspects of lockdown, not only for them but us as well!

Mazzy12 Sat 11-Jul-20 00:13:23

Lots and lots of praise, laughter, love, hugs and kisses

DimensionAEB Sat 11-Jul-20 03:52:22

You have to try and stick to some sort of timetable and routine that mirrors what children are used to at school.

Radley Sat 11-Jul-20 06:40:35

Keep to a routine and stay positive

crosscat12 Sat 11-Jul-20 08:21:42

It has to be fun linking learning to favourite stories works with my granddaughters

paulineb Sat 11-Jul-20 08:56:20

Their school has been brilliant and set work for them everyday that has to be uploaded and then marked. They receive points for their work depending how well they've done. Whatsapp has been a godsend for me to keep in touch. Being able to chat and answer questions as well as ask them. Giving heaps of praise and encouragement. We now go for walks around the lakes at the local RSPB reserve and get to spend special times outdoors where we can chat and have fun albeit still not cuddling. I've also spent about an hour every day on the phone talking to my daughter to help relieve the stress of homeschooling and to give her encouragement too. She's done an absolutely brilliant job. I'm very proud of them all

SusanCarter Sat 11-Jul-20 09:08:15

Making it fun. Incorporating learning into everything you do, be it baking or garden play. Plenty of time outdoors and less sitting at a table.

molly57 Sat 11-Jul-20 10:04:44

Lockdown has not changed my relationship with my grandchildren at all.

2monstermonkeys Sat 11-Jul-20 10:18:46

We have been video chatting with our grandchildren to see what they have been up to and reading them stories. They have been doing lots of construction and water play which has been interesting to talk about.

Jeanetteleighton1979 Sat 11-Jul-20 10:21:07

Lots of learning through play and educational videos , counting songs and games are fab and tend to stick in their memory , Charlie 3 loves songs

portkey Sat 11-Jul-20 10:32:56

Having a routine has helped and showing their work virtually too has helped so they get positive feedback.

ChronicallyChloe Sat 11-Jul-20 10:45:00

Making it fun and being creative prevents the kids from seeing it as a chore or getting restless. But if they do: Reward minutes with prizes such as family time, watching TV/a film or an extra sweet treat does the trick. It doesn’t have to cost anything!

Dartzie62 Sat 11-Jul-20 20:12:20

Has to be routine, so they know when they need to be doing schooling. Plus to make it fun, where they want to learn.

max24 Sat 11-Jul-20 22:26:49

Ive been teaching my grandchildren how to grow plants outside in garden and how food you grow to eat and what to cook with whats grown too and its important to enjoy the outside space as my grandchildren live in a flat no garden