Covid-19 caused uncertainty that affects teachers, parents and children alike. This experience is forcing a new educational system that we have to adapt to. The change from offline learning in school to online and blended-learning is hard. Here are few tips you can do to help your child with online learning:
1. Give your children their learning space!
Having a place to learn is important for children. It helps them focus and set their mood for the rigorous hours of studying. Set up a clutter-free quiet place at your house that can be a corner or table. This is where your child can enjoy his/her studying without distractions!
2. Make your schedule!
We are connected to our habits and daily schedules. when thrown into chaos our productivity and positivity goes down the drain. Set up a schedule with your child and stick to it. Make sure to include time for sport, entertainment and socializing. This will give your child something to look for every day!
3. Learn with your child!
These are challenging times for both adults and children. Encourage your child to learn by example! Show them first-hand how you are learning to cope with the situation yourself. Learn the technologies needed and listen to them! Also, share and discuss with them the challenges you are facing every day.
4. Connect with Teachers!
Teachers are doing their best to ensure quality education for the students. Make sure to communicate with your child’s teachers and discuss solutions. Teachers need your feedback to optimize their teaching methods. You need their feedback too to learn your child’s needs and progress!
5. Look for new ways to learn online!
There are a variety of tools, websites and apps that can help you out. Furthermore, join online communities with other parents and educators to help your children. This way, you can share what you found with others, and learn from others what best to do in these hard times.
Author: Lutfallah Bachimam - Content Development Supervisor at The Alchemist Lab