5 Easy Tips to Help You Homeschool Your Child


Nearly half of the nation’s school systems have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, parents across the country working from home will see themselves in a new role: homeschool teachers. 

For that reason, we’ve put together five tips to help you homeschool your kids during the coronavirus pandemic.



Tip #1: Start with a Plan

Every teacher knows the key to a successful learning experience is a plan. A homeschooling plan will help you focus your energy and schedule your activities in the areas that matter most: reading, math, science, arts, and music.


Tip #2: Build a Schedule

As a small business owner who has worked from home for nearly a decade, I can tell you from personal experience a daily schedule can mean the difference between a productive day and a total disaster. That’s why it’s critical to build a daily schedule, tweak it as needed, and try your best to stick to it!

A sample homeschooling schedule for your child could look something like this:


7:00 AM


Wake up, make your bed, have breakfast, journal

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Take a walk, go for a run, or check out some online exercise videos for kids.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Begin with the core: reading, math, or science.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Arts and music.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Relax and enjoy a meal together.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Read a book together and enjoy a 25-minute nap after lunch.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Back to the basics: reading, math, or science.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


It’s time for another break. Take a walk, go for a run or exercise together.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Relax and enjoy a meal together.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Wash the dishes, wipe down the table, take out the garbage.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Now is a great time to practice the guitar. A practice session of 30-minutes would make a great goal for a child between 6 – 12 years old.

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Your kids have worked hard all day. Now is a great time to reward them with some screen time.


Tip #3: Get Active

It’s easy to forget about exercise when you’re working from home and homeschooling your kids. However, moderate exercise boosts your immune system, improves your fitness, and relieves your stress. In other words, exercise is one of the highest leveraged activities you and your kids can schedule into your day. YouTube offers many workout programs for kids. Give the video below a try:



Tip #4: Use Free Educational Resources

We offer tons of free online guitar lessons for kids on the Rock Dojo blog, but we’re not the only ones. Scholastic Learn at Home offers a huge range of free educational resources for kids online. Furthermore, their lessons are categorized by grade levels, so you can find the perfect educational activities for your kids.


Tip #5: Sign Up for Online Guitar Lessons for Kids

Guitar lessons are a great way for kids to relieve stress, express themselves, and improve their self-esteem. Playing the guitar is also loads and loads of fun! The Rock Dojo is an award-winning, introductory-level rock guitar program for kids. That means it’s perfect for students who have never played guitar before. At the same time, we also offer advanced classes for students with 2 – 3 years of rigorous guitar study.

In fact, your child can learn his or her first chord by watching one of our free online guitar classes for kids  below:



There you have it! These five easy tips will help you transition into your new role as a homeschool teacher during the coronavirus epidemic and rock out on the guitar with online guitar lessons for beginners

  • Start with a plan.
  • Build a schedule.
  • Get active.
  • Use free educational resources.
  • Sign up for online guitar lessons for kids.



Sign up for Rock Dojo guitar lessons today. Want to learn more? Check out Rock Dojo’s FAQs and learn how our colored-belt systems works (here’s a hint: it’s like karate and you graduate with a black belt). Do you have a specific question about our guitar lessons for kids? Drop us a line at (503) 484-6417. Sign up for after-school guitar lessons in Portland, OR, on the Rock Dojo Find a Class page.