BELFAST, Ireland, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LearningMole is a new service which offers advice and practical, interactive ideas to help parents challenge, teach and develop their children's skills at home.
LearningMole aims to support parents who are homeschooling, providing homework support or simply wanting to help their child progress and develop skills that they are working on in school. Through simple videos and activities, the team want to show parents how they can interact with their child while learning at the same time. The activities that have been designed are meant to be simple, easy to follow and involve resources that would be available around the house - like toys that your children enjoy playing with.
The lessons available cover a range of ages and the core concepts of Number, Shape and Space, Calculations and Problem Solving within Maths and Spelling, Reading, Phonics, Writing and Grammar with English. The team are also exploring Crafts, Cooking and Baking.
The Youtube channel set up for this project includes videos on Phonics – including phonics play, the phonetic alphabet, jolly phonics – for kids and adults who want to learn to read. The website also has lessons on maths – with maths games or puzzles all focused on showing math is fun!
Michelle Connolly, the service founder was quoted saying "Education today can be mine field for parents, I know as a parent and primary teacher myself that methods of learning are constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up! The strategies we were taught as children are almost non-existent and it can be difficult to support your child at home as you learn the new methods they are exploring in school.
The words that's not how I did in school' are what inspired me to set up Learning Mole, until I became a parent myself I didn't quite realise how challenging homework, homeschooling and generally supporting your children could actually be."
Michelle has been teaching children from 4 -11 years old for the past 14 years in the UK, Dubai and Egypt. When asked why start something like LearningMole – Michelle replied "I love teaching and I learn something new every day from my classes as well as from my own children. The way children think and approach learning situations is amazing and I hope that you will get to experience similar amazement while working with your own children. Always have high expectations and always be ready for your children to challenge your thinking."
Home-schooling in the UK is a growing trend for many reasons. In England primary school home schooling grew by 60% between 2011 and 2014. There are many reasons listed for this. Also due to globalisation and the trend of using the internet for education, the demand for high quality lessons is clear to see. Reviewing Google Trends for "Homeschool" shows that the United States leads the global searches, followed by Canada – then South Africa, Philippines, New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom and finally Thailand in the top 10 locations.
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