As of 20 March, the UN estimates that school is closed for 1.25 billion students and young children, as 124 countries have closed pre-primary to higher-education institutions – impacting 73% of learners.
Homeschooling children can be tough, especially for parents who are not teachers and with their normal weekday routines gone, many kids are finding it hard to have mom and dad as teachers.
We can take some comfort in the knowledge that even teachers say their hardest students are their own children, and it’s important not to put too much pressure on yourselves and your children in terms of learning.
We’ve put together a list of Homeschooling essentials from our Loot Educational Essentials shop to help you cope during these unprecedented times.
Lenovo Ideapad 15.6″ Core i5 Notebook
Intel Core i5-8265U, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, Windows 10 Home (64-Bit).
Built to last and engineered for long-lasting performance, the IdeaPad S145 delivers powerful, smooth processing in a stylish, light design. It’s perfect for everyday computing and boasts exceptional audio with fast, secure storage options.
Weighing just 1.85kg, the IdeaPad S145 is ideal for when you’re on the go – plus it comes in a choice of colours with a glossy finish. Loot Price R9,637.
Colleen Pencil Crayons (12 Colours)
Top quality wooden colouring pencils that guarantee to produce the same colour as the pencil itself. Loot Price R82
Treeline Spiral Note Books Side Bound Wiro
Pack of 10 A4 wiro with side bound spiral notebooks. 100 pages. Loot Price R177
Oxford South African School Dictionary 4th Edition – Grades 4-12
This paperback is the latest edition of the best selling South African school dictionary that provides solutions to every learner’s language needs. Loot Price R129
Wipe-Clean Times Tables 7-8
This paperback fun book is a perfect way to help young children begin to learn their times tables. The book revises the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables and introduces the 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables.
The wipe-clean pages allow children to practice again and again. Loot Price R118
HP 652 Tri-color Original Ink Advantage Cartridge (200 Pages)
Now you can produce affordable, lab-quality colour photos and everyday documents with low-cost Original HP ink cartridges. Loot Price R163
Helix Oxford Math Sets (11 Piece)
1 x Embossed Storage Tin • 1 x 90mm Pencil • 1 x Sharpener • 1 x PVC Free Eraser • 1 x 15cm Ruler • 1 x Alphabet and Number Stencil • 1 x Self – Centering Compass • 1 x Self – Centering Divider with Safety Points • 1 x 180 Degree Protractor • 1 x 45 Degree Set Square • 1 x 60 Degree Set Square • 1 x School Time Table. Loot Price R69
My First Finger Paint 150ml – 4 colours
The My First is a product line developed for children from 12 months. All the products are paraben free, hypoallergenic and gluten free. The taste is extremely bitter – so they won’t want to eat it and the pots are re-sealable with no small parts.
The paint set contains light pink, blue, yellow and green colours which are washable, mixable and spreadable. The perfect way to stimulate young minds and develop motor skills. Loot Price R250.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel
The Melissa & Doug Easel transforms any room into an art studio. The double-sided, adjustable-height, kid-sized art easel includes a dry-erase board, chalkboard, locking paper-roll holder, child-safe paper cutter, four easy-grip clips, and a plastic tray to attach to each side of the easel. Easy to assemble the sturdy wooden frame folds flat for easy storage. Loot Price R1,650.
24 Pack of Giotto Turbo Maxi Felt Tip Pens
Easy to hold, giant-format Giotto Turbo Maxi pens have an extra-large 5 mm tip for turbo-powered drawings. The anti-retraction fibre tip is super-resistant and long-lasting, made from safe inks, and easily washable from hands or fabrics. Available in 24 bright colours. Loot Price R76.
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