Online and distance learning is a new trend. No thanks to our least favorite C-word. Our children need to adapt to different learning styles and settings. However, we won’t let the pandemic win, which is why along with the kids’ resiliency, parents and educators are looking for ways to help the kids of the future thrive despite everything that’s been happening all over the world – and this includes kids online classes.
Remote learning is complex – or so they say, but parents play a crucial part in this. Here are some things you can do to help your child thrive during an online class setting.
Supervision Is Crucial
You can’t just leave your child to learn from a distance and expect them to pick everything up just like how they do in traditional schools. As impressive as online classes are, there are limitations to what they can do compared to a traditional classroom setup – and this is where parents enter the scene.
Parents or caregivers should provide preschoolers and elementary-level kids with school lessons, so following up on the topics play a crucial role.
Set A Regular Schedule
Teachers may still provide homework after kid’s online classes – so make sure that you set a schedule to do these assignments or school projects or activities. You may also include snacks and breaks in between – and try to mimic whatever is happening in a regular classroom setup. This will help them adjust better to the current homeschool setup.
Make Space For Playful Learning
Learning inside the classroom (or in the virtual room) is best paired when done with a little bit of fun. After each virtual class, you may set up a supplementary class in Math, for instance, by teaching your child 1 cup plus 1 cup of flour equals 2 cups of flour. You get the idea.
Finding the right online class provider plays an important role – but no matter how great the provider is, without your help, it’ll be difficult, so make sure to put as much effort into it as we help our kids thrive despite the pandemic and the remote learning system.