Top Tips For Learning At Home

When it comes to learning at home, it can be difficult for parents to know how to give their children the right guidance and support. No matter whether it is full-time home-schooling or you are just looking to support their education with extra help, that challenge only becomes harder if your child is experiencing dyslexia or dyscalculia.

 Here at The Dyslexia Shop, we know how complex it can be. That is why for the past ten years, we have been helping parents and teachers alike with the very best products, resources and toys that are designed to help enhance your loved ones learning.

 Of course, while the right products are crucial, we have also put together some top tips for learning at home:

  •  Create a designated learning space

When it comes to learning at home, one of the first things that you should do is to create a dedicated area for learning. This is an essential requirement and helps to ensure that your child is in the right frame of mind.

 Trying to work from the kitchen table or coffee table means they will be surrounded by distractions and the line between home and education becomes blurred. Creating a dedicated space where they work from and keep their educational materials will help to keep them focused on the tasks at hand.

  •  Follow a schedule

Another important thing to remember is to create and keep to a schedule. While learning from home does offer far more flexibility, it is still important that you make a clear structure to avoid distractions.


Children thrive when they have a routine, so alongside making sure that you are working at the same time every day. You should also consider colour-coding specific activities or subjects to help children understand what topics they are working on.

  • Develop a plan

In the hustle and bustle of life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and accurately plan out what you will be teaching. If possible, create a clear timeline for the year of the subjects you will be covering and the topics that your child needs to learn.

  • Be gradual

While a plan is essential, it does not mean that you have to stick to it firmly. Every child learns in different ways, and at different speeds, so you need to make sure that you are working at a pace that your loved one is happy with.

 That is why you should start gradually so you can understand their needs and learning abilities. From there, you will be able to build up slowly.

  • Listen to your child

When it comes to learning at home, it is important that you are also listening to your child. You should take the time to sit down and listen to what subjects they enjoy the most and the style of learning that they enjoy.

 This will be harder for young children, which is why you should monitor their progression closely and see which areas they thrive in and which learning techniques elicit the best response.

  • Utilise learning tools

Finally, you also want to ensure that you are using the very best learning tools possible. This is particularly true for children with dyslexia or dyscalculia, as it can be harder for them to follow traditional methods of teaching.

 Looking for home learning support?

Here at The Dyslexia Shop, we know the importance that the right products and teaching resources play when it comes to home learning. That is why we have taken great care to handpick the very best solutions designed to help adults, children and infants with educational needs and learning difficulties.

Our family-run business is dedicated to providing high-quality products, friendly advice and outstanding customer services to ensure that your loved one is able to enjoy the very best start in life. We stock a huge array of products, from specialist books and stationery to teaching aids, educational games and electronics.

 So if you are looking to support your loved one with home learning, check out our full range of products today or get in touch with our friendly team with any questions you have.





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