Why am I thanking the Beeb?
Easy – Education programmes in the early afternoon that are too good just for children learning on line.
Coming from a grim mortarboarded teacher background at my grammar school over 50 years ago, how much more could I have learnt and absorbed, given more modern ways to visually show how to break down various subjects like maths and sciences. I also believe that there could be parents struggling to oversee or assist their own children after perhaps not excelling at school themselves.
Here is a way for them to sneakily add to their knowledge base while “ensuring” that their children watch and learn.
Because it is being shown on national “terrestrial” TV, it is more accessible and available freely to all those who have sets, even if only on Freeview, or similar no contract methods of viewing.
As many older people can assert, helping children with maths or sciences at home can be a nightmare, as teaching methods seem to change every generation. I remember my father scratching his head, and this scratching passed to me with my children, so they may have the same problem with my grandchildren?
With the latest lockdown, and neighbourhoods being closed down, people either on furlough, or leaving grandparents in charge of grandchild learning, there is a need to save embarrassment, as children perhaps realise that the parents or grandparents aren’t as educationally clever as previously thought.
So, for those not childminding, self isolating at home, simply bored with 4 walls, and if your daily exercise is completed, treat yourself to some free learning as a change to the daily quiz shows and afternoon soaps.
We all still have to get through the next few months, wait our turn for 2 jabs, and wait for normality to return if possible.
You may just have a chance in the future to surprise your children or grandchildren with a knowledge nugget that stops them in their tracks, look at you and say – “How do you know about that?”
How good would that be ??
SO, STAY SAFE, STAY WELL, LOOK OUT FOR THOSE IN YOUR AREA FOR CHANGES IN THEIR HOME CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WOULD MAKE THEM VULNERABLE, …..AND HAVE SOME FUN GAINING SOME THIRD AGE EDUCATION FOR FREE !