7 Important Tips for Parents While Children Learning at Home
- February 7, 2021
- Posted by: E-education365 Team
- Category: eLearning
The proliferation of the new Coronavirus schools to suspend classes, prompting millions of children and young people to stay home and take classes virtually. Till now most of the countries have kept schools closed.
This unusual and unexpected scenario brought challenges to the entire school community. So, we have gathered here tips on how you can follow, guide, and collaborate with your children’s learning at home during this hybrid learning system.
Educational institutions had to respond quickly to the situation and create actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by this virus. Teachers had to redo all their lesson plans, promoting the transition from classroom teaching to distance learning (distance education). And the parents had to reorganize their whole routine to accompany their children at home.
But the fact that schools are closed and students away from classrooms are not synonymous with holidays. The moment requires care and unity to fight the epidemic, but this should not delay the development of students. Studies need to continue, and it is normal for parents to have doubts about how to conduct this new routine in the best way.
You will find that, with a little organization and discipline, this adaptation can happen without major difficulties.
1. Offer Qualified Content to Children at Home
The relationship between the quality of the material used for the study and the performance of the teaching-learning process is undeniable: qualified content will make it easier for children and young people to develop their cognitive and socioemotional skills.
Some educational institutions are making materials available for their students to study at home. However, we know that not all schools had the resources necessary to effect such a drastic and sudden change. With that, the internet and educational technologies can be a great way to find good content.
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2. Ensure a Balanced Workload
At the beginning of the school year, teachers create lesson plans, based on what was defined in the curriculum and other school guidelines documents. The idea is that for each series there is a plan for what will be covered and what activities will be necessary to achieve the ideal learning for that age group.
Scheduled tasks have different degrees of complexity and have different execution times. Everything is a great puzzle to build a coherent and adequate content flow. In other words, the workload is part of this planning and must also be kept at home, as instructed by educators.
3. Track Activities Carried Out
But just ensuring that the adequate study load is met is not enough for the success of the teaching-learning process. It is necessary that the contents are properly studied and that complementary activities are carried out.
A simple tip to follow is to ask students every day what they learned during classes and what tasks they performed. It is also valid to look, even if briefly, at the activities carried out – even to check if that is within the expectations about the quality and suitability of the child or youth.
It should only be noted that the idea with this practice is not to exert an excessive charge that can result in the student’s rapid disinterest in the study. The tone should be to show interest in their routine.
4. Help Identify Children’s Doubts at Home
The execution of the topic tip will already be a big step for this suggestion: make yourself available to help. Showing interest in what your child is learning opens for you to collaborate with their education. If you do not know how to answer a question, give the necessary support for the child or young person to identify the difficulty they are facing and ask the teacher for help.
5. Keep in Touch with The School
Although classes are suspended, many educational institutions still have an administrative structure and a team of active managers, even if remotely. In other words, the school is still available to assist in this troubled time. Therefore, keep in touch to find out about new guidelines from Organs competent bodies and changes in the planning of distance classes, and to answer questions about how to proceed with the study of your children at home.
6. Encourage Consumption of Other Content
Another way to contribute to the smooth progress of the teaching-learning process of your children at home is to encourage the consumption of varied contents, which go beyond those made available by the school. For this, for example, you can offer books you have at home or search for works available for free on the internet.
You can also search for series, films and documentaries related to the subjects studied (hence the importance of following what is being seen) to complement the learning. The routine becomes even more attractive and relaxed with educational games, which today are found for all platforms, whether on the computer or on the cell phone. It is also possible to travel without leaving home, as several museums, exhibitions, and even tourist spots have virtual tours.
7. Rest, Play, and Practice Physical Activity
As at school, the period of study with the children at home should provide moments of rest, so that mental and physical fatigue does not compromise the assimilation of information. In addition, we know that children are inexhaustible sources of energy, therefore, they should have in their routine moments to play and practice physical exercises that keep them healthy in body and mind.
We have already published some more tips for studying at home during the Coronavirus quarantine and how to keep students engaged with suspended classes. Access these links and complement your learnings.
We hope that our publications are helping you to monitor and collaborate with your child’s development. Do you have any other suggestions for practice that have worked in your home? So, share it with us and other parents leaving your comment. To the next!