Parents and educators alike are scrambling to figure out how remote learning can be done flawlessly ever since the pandemic started. Until recently, more schools started offering virtual classes for kids and are now dubbed as the “new normal.” If you’re a new parent who’s planning on sending your kids to virtual school this year, here are some things that you can do in preparation for the next school year and making this next learning system a fun yet effective one.
A Quiet Room And Dedicated Workspace
Just like in any classroom setting, children need to be able to focus during classes. While it’s true that virtual classes are more comfortable than a traditional school setting, this doesn’t mean that they can go wherever part of the house as they please. As much as possible, prepare a separate study table or desk, and keep the noise at a minimum while classes are ongoing. This is to ensure that the kids are focused while their online classes are ongoing.
Prepare Physical Activities
In school, children run, walk and dance with their peers. While some online schools may do a bit of a dance here and there, it isn’t much compared to when they go to a traditional school setting. With that in mind, as a parent, it is your responsibility to prepare physical activities for your child to make sure that they still get some physical activities. Schedule a morning walk in your neighborhood (with social distancing and safety measures, of course), or play ball in your backyard. It doesn’t have to be anything significant – just something that will keep those tiny feet moving while they aren’t still back in school.
Supplement Your Child’s Learning After Classes
Virtual classes for kids are fun, and most teachers are doing their best to make sure that the students hear the lessons and their message; it is still best that you do a follow-up lesson after each class. It doesn’t have to be right away, but supplementing the lessons and explaining the topics can help you make sure that the child isn’t left behind and that they’ve learned something from that lesson. This is a great way to explain points or topics that they may not have understood correctly in the class.
Virtual learning is fun, but it is frequently tricky for kids as it isn’t something they’re used to. With your help, you can turn the situation and still help instill learning even without having to be in the four corners of their classroom.