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Celebrities homeschooling their children: from the Beckhams to Stacey Solomon

From PE to art classes, stars are getting creative when it comes to teaching their kids mid-lockdown

Kristen Bell has said she doesn't plan to homeschool her children while on lockdown. Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images
Kristen Bell has said she doesn't plan to homeschool her children while on lockdown. Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

Millions of people globally have had to resort to homeschooling their children, as schools the world over had closed their doors in a bid to fight the spread of Covid-19.

Much like parents in the UAE, there are plenty of celebrities who are in the same boat, as they try to workout timetables and schedules, to keep their children busy, engaged and educated at home. Here are a few of the stars who have been sharing their homeschooling journey on social media ...

Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham have four children, but only youngest child, 8-year-old Harper's classes have made it onto Instagram. The designer posted videos of her daughter doing a maths class app, with a motivational 'Good job Harper' message.

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham shared a video of Harper working on maths homework.

Stacey Soloman

The X Factor finalist Stacey Soloman has become a very popular Instagram personality, sharing regular insights into family life with actor partner, Joe Swash and their four children. Soloman has been at home teaching her two older sons, and shared a look at the time table she was working on, with 'mum time' built in. She later shared videos of her sons doing a Joe Wicks PE class.

Stacey Soloman 
An insight into Stacey Soloman homeschooling schedule.

Busy Philips

After a workout of her own, actress-turned-Instagram star Busy Philips posted a photo of one of her daughters playing tennis with the caption, "PE".

Busy Philips 
Busy Philips's daughter played tennis during home PE.

Rio and Kate Ferdinand

The former Manchester United footballer has been running a tight ship at home, but the majority of the home schooling on day one seemed to come down to his wife and reality star Kate Ferdinand. The TV star was seen on her husband's Instagram teaching step-daughter, Tia, 8, a colouring by addition worksheet.

Rio Ferdinand 
Rio Ferdinand showed his wife Kate working with daughter, Tia, 8.

Una Healey

The former Saturdays singer Una Healy posted a picture of her children Tadhg, 5, and Aofie, 8, on day one of the new routine.

"And so it begins! best of luck to everyone in the same boat this morning," Healey wrote, to caption the photo of her kids practicing their handwriting.

Hilary Duff

American actress Hilary Duff has been homeschooling her son Luca, 8. She shared a post of their timetable board, which included social studies, a video lesson and a grammar class, with Luca working in the background.

Hilary Duff
An insight into homeschooling with Hilary Duff.

Fearne Cotton

British presenter Fearne Cotton has been homeschooling her children, Rex and Honey, who she chooses to keep off Instagram. She did, however, choose to share insights into their day. The kids started with a Joe Wicks PE class, followed by art. She also posted what she understands of the UK's new lockdown rules here:

Kristen Bell

American actress Kristen Bell has said she doesn't plan to homeschool her children Lincoln, 6, and Delta, 5, while schools in Los Angeles are closed. Instead she is taking advice that she read from a headteacher that instructs parents to "read, read, read" and "cuddle up" without structured lessons, in a bid to “keep everyone’s stress down and really connect”.

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Updated: March 24, 2020 04:35 PM

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