Holly Willoughby shares a glimpse of homeschooling her son Chester, 6, after admitting she’s considered ‘giving up’ restricting her children’s screentime
Holly Willoughby has shared a candid glimpse at homeschooling her three children as the classrooms remain closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The This Morning presenter, 39, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a sweet snap with her son Chester, 6, as she helped with his reading.
It came after Holly, who is also mum to son Harry, 11, and Belle, nine, admitted that she was close to ‘giving up’ attempting to limit her children’s screentime as the family are holed up at home during lockdown.
Still learning! Holly Willoughby, 39, has shared a candid glimpse at homeschooling her three children as she helped her son Chester, six, with his reading on Tuesday
Holly looked radiant in a cosy cream jumper with floral embroidery as little Chester sat on her lap.
The mother-of-three was helping her little boy with his reading, working their way through the learning book The Red Man and the Green Man.
She captioned the post: ‘Eat, Sleep, Read, Repeat…’
Holly previously shared an insight into juggling homeschooling her three children during Monday’s This Morning, with star admitting she was considering ditching the strict rules on how much time her kids spend in front of a screen.
What’s the point? It came after the presenter admitted that she was close to ‘giving up’ attempting to limit her children’s screentime as they continue with learning at home
During a phone-in about homeschooling, Holly asked headteacher Christine Cunniffe: ‘Can I ask a question on behalf of a working mum and parent of three who is struggling…?
‘My big fear is that we’ve all worked really hard not to put our kids in front of screens.
‘Now here I am with three children spending online learning in front of a screen, then when they finish they want to talk to their friends, again on a screen, then they might want to play and that’s on a screen.
‘I’m suddenly like, am I just throwing all this out the window and give up holding back the time of screen time.’
Doting mother: Holly is a devoted parent to daughter Belle, nine, and sons Harry, 11, and Chester, six, with husband Dan Baldwin
Holly had previously admitted a week of homeschooling her children left her so exhausted she planned to spend the weekend in bed.
The Dancing On Ice host shared a flawless snap with the caption: ‘Friday… might sleep till Monday…’
Holly also recently offered support to one mum struggling with the challenges of homeschooling by offering to send her a printer.
Touched my one mum’s struggle to provide resources to home school her children properly, Holly offered up her own spare printer, with fans hailing her a ‘really lovely person.’
Sleepy: Holly had previously admitted a week of homeschooling her children left her so exhausted she planned to ‘sleep until Monday’
The mum in question, called June, had called in to the show to reveal she was overwhelmed by the prospect of home schooling once again following the announcement of another national lockdown.
During the call, she mentioned that she didn’t own a printer as she contemplated whether it could help her organise lessons with her kids.
Feeling sympathetic towards June, Holly – who is a mum to three children herself – then declared that she would personally send her own equipment as she had a spare printer.
How sweet! Holly also recently offered support to one mum struggling with the challenges of homeschooling by offering to send her a printer
She told June: ‘Please don’t worry if you don’t home school every day. I actually have a spare printer you can have that printer! It’s just sitting at home and we never use it.
‘I will bring it in tomorrow and you can have it, and that will sort your printer issue out. I’ll bring it in so stay on the lines.’
On January 4 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced primary and secondary schools would be closed as part of a new nationwide lockdown.
Currently only children of key workers, or those classed as vulnerable are allowed to still attend school, with all others ordered to continue their learning online.
Following complaints from parents that they didn’t have the right resources to educate their children, the government announced that any child without access to a laptop, internet, or a place to study could also return to the classroom.
Helpful! Feeling sympathetic towards the viewer during a phone-in, Holly declared that she would personally send her own equipment as she had a spare printer
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