How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids

A mother helps her 5-year-old child to do school homeworks on the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 12, 2020 in Manta, near Cuneo, Northwestern Italy, as Italy shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 827 in the the country in just over two weeks.

(CNN)School closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak mean millions of parents and guardians who have grown accustomed to sending their children to traditional schools are now faced with the task of educating them at home.

The coronavirus has turned caregivers around the world into homeschoolers.
This transition is daunting. It's unfamiliar. And it's also critically important to ameliorate the disruptions the virus has caused in education for the year.
    CNN spoke with several parents, teachers and homeschooling experts about how to make the most of homeschooling for your family.

    Recognize homeschool is not school

    The most important caveat about temporary homeschooling is that it simply isn't school. Kids accustomed to the school environment won't be as focused. Lessons won't be as professional as the ones they're used to getting. And since local governments are encouraging everyone to minimize interactions with others, socialization will be tough.
    Kimberly Fox, staff developer for The Reading an