We had an unusual situation in our homeschool this morning. All three kids were up and needing to do school. Usually my youngest sleeps in rather late. He has Asperger’s and has a hard time getting to sleep at night. This morning the dog woke him up early.
You might be wondering what kind of schooling we are doing that requires a computer. Well, we do a mix of curricula. My two younger kids do Time4Learning as their main curriculum. I use an online program to track our school and keep us all on task. The kids have to check their online agenda to see what their school assignments and chores are for each day.
So we had a quandary. Three kids needing to do school at the same time and only 2 computers available to do it on. Then my daughter had a brilliant idea! She pulled out the Kindle Fire. Why didn’t I think of that??
Another advantage of using the Fire is that the student can move to a more quiet place so they can focus more easily on doing their schoolwork. There are a couple of things you will want to be aware of if you let your child do this. First, you will want to make sure you have set up parental controls on your Fire. Also, you might want to check on your child every so often to make sure they are actually doing school and not playing games.
Since I have a child who has major problems trying to focus when there are even small distractions, this may become our preferred method for him to do school!