- By Rawat Admin
- Posted November 23, 2020
How do I prepare my Child for Online classes...
Every child is unique and it's essential to find out what works best for them. To make the best of this situation, here are some tips to help your child adapt learning from home.
Recent studies show that
in online learning, parents often take on the role of a teacher. Making
school a priority will help keep kids from treating online learning as a
Research suggests that
some types of parental participation have a greater impact on children’s academic
achievement than others. One analysis showed that students benefit from discussions about learning
and school-related issues with their parents and from joint
Following points can be
taken into consideration while preparing child for Online studies:-
In virtual learning, rigorous usage of internet
might be even more common. Social media and web surfing may hamper students'
performance, as multiple studies show. It might be a good idea to limit the use of the
devices until the school work is done. Some students may need an
adult to check on them.
environment can be a big distraction, too. Having favorite toys around can make
it harder for the kid to focus. Consider setting up a quiet,
clutter-free workspace that is comfortable for your child.
Brain breaks for online
Higher levels of screen
time are associated with a variety of health harms, such as obesity and depression. Small
amounts of daily screen use are not harmful and may have some benefits.
It may be hard for
some kids to sit through an entire class. Some children might need more
frequent breaks than others. Include "brain
breaks" in between learning. A young child may need a quick break
after staying on a task for five to 25 minutes, said researchers.
Allowing time for
exercise before your child is expected to focus on learning might be a good
idea. Repeated physical activity during school can improve children's attention. Exercise is one of the best ways
to reduce stress and prevent anxiety. You may consider having
the computer on a raised surface as some children better focus on
tasks when standing.
Time management tips
Having a consistent
schedule for schoolwork will allow parents to plan the workday and
let students more easily transition in and out of school time. Research shows that students who have higher GPAs are usually better at
time management. Try to build as much structure and consistency as
possible, setting times for meals, schoolwork and other activities.
Before embarking on
creating a schedule, there are a couple of things to be considered:-
- Try to get children on
the same schedule they had when they were going to school. That means
the same wake-up time. Let kids start schoolwork at the same hour
they used to start classes.
- Observe your child to
see what works best. Many children are more engaged and focused during the morning.
- For younger children,
you may want to break down segments of the class to
tackle one at a time rather than having them finish a whole lesson in
one sitting. Older students can usually stay focused for longer periods of
time. If you have a high school, consider breaks between different subjects.
- Every kid is unique and
it's important to find out what works best for your child. Set some time a few
days into the semester to observe your child and figure out the optimal length
of learning sessions, the times that they are most engaged, and what helps them
- Allow for flexibility in
the schedule. Give children a break if they are frustrated,
anxious or very distracted. It’s OK to slow the pace, giving your
child more time to think and process a challenging topic.
- Try to maintain a
planner to keep track of all school activities and homework.
- For some children, a
basic visual checklist of tasks will help keep them focused. It allows
them to see the full scope of what they have to
accomplish and what steps to take. The child would check off each
task with you as it's completed and receive a reward at the
completion of the list.
Many children miss
receiving reinforcement and reassurance from teachers and counselors.
Building a reward system can help maintain motivation. After kids
complete a task or finish a class, consider praising them.
Putting a check mark,
star or sticker on a work assignment can go a long way to encourage a kid.
Other options that may work well with younger kids are giving a sweet
treat, allowing playtime with a favorite toy or an extra 15 minutes to
play before bedtime. For high school students, watching a movie or getting
extra mobile time might be a good reward.
You may need to adjust
your schedule as you go. If some class activities or subjects are
more difficult, consider setting aside another time to work on that
assignment. Try working with your children on more challenging tasks
during the times of the day when they are most alert and engaged. Encourage
your child to continue working on the things that come more easily when you are
not readily available. It’s helpful to share with the teacher what
works best for you and your child.
Help kids stay in touch
with their friends
School is much more than
a place to learn. It serves as a place for kids to socialize and polish their
networking skills. Social ties that students have among each other have a
positive effect on academic achievement.
Many children will have
new teachers and new friends. For some, it may be the first year of
school. Allowing children to interact online with their friends might
mitigate the effects of being socially distanced. Though a lot
depends on teachers who will need to create opportunities to engage
students with one another, there are ways parents can help.
interactions into the routine will help a kid stay connected. One
example is organizing a daily video chat with a friend or a group of
peers. School discussion boards, real-time classroom
conversations and email communication are other ways your child can
interact with peers. If a child is struggling with a task and you aren’t
there to help, encourage your child to try these methods to get support.
Reach out to your
Try to begin this
academic year by opening a dialogue with your kids' teachers. It is
recommended setting up a day and time each week to connect. Difficulties with
schoolwork and technology challenges are some of the reasons to contact
Teachers can help with
more than we really think. And they are usually willing to help. So if any of
the issues come up, if a child's not able to attend a class, if
the child is unable to complete the work, if it's really hard to get a routine
set up, all those kinds of things are areas that a teacher can help with.
A lack of communication
with the parent can be challenging for a teacher, particularly in the online
learning environment. Being proactive is essential if your child is
struggling in school. If a kid has difficulties with a task on
deadline and you can work with the child only during the weekends, the first
thing to do is get in touch with the teacher.
Above points once followed rigorously will surely ensure smooth functioning of Online classes for your child in this pandemic times. #StaySafe #StayHome