‘Stay home and stay safe’ is the new slogan and way of life. We live, work and attend school from home. Below are a few tips which can be helpful for families to thrive-at-home.
Create a Learning Station
An exclusive space in the house only for school work can help the transition of your child from school mode to learning from home. Just make sure it is comfortable, is available on every school day and free of distractions.
Get the Tech Right
A headset with a microphone can block out noise while they are attending online school. App settings of the device in use should be child age appropriate. Make a list of all the websites that are in use while online classes are going on. Write down all the passwords that would be required for easy and in time access.
Map out a Schedule
Make a schedule involving your child which is also realistic. If possible, print it and pin it up for all to see and follow. Making a schedule will be helpful for the adults in the house too.
Strike a Balance
When everything has to happen online, teach them to have a healthy balance between online and offline activities.
Become a Supportive Learning Coach
Ask the children to write their goals and achievements. Placing a white board next to their computer will be ideal for this purpose. Talk it over with older kids to eliminate social media during school time. Let the child come to you when they need help instead of always jumping in with your solution.
Source : edsurge