Both schools and tuition centres are starting a new trend – online classes. We all know why they’re one of the essential needs of kids these days. Despite what the world is going through, there are many ways for kids to keep learning, even while they’re home, and it can take a toll on their mental and emotional health.
While their learning doesn’t stop at home, it is important to still give them time to be themselves. And without proper time management, it could stress the kids out. As parents, you can be part of the solution of helping the kids cope with online classes.
How? Keep reading!
5 Ways To Helps Students Cope With Online Classes
1) Improve their note-taking skills.
One of the best and worst parts of learning and studying is note-taking. It could make or break your child’s habit of studying. While it is the tiring part of learning, making it worth the time and energy could teach your kids something.
Give them the sense of improving their note-taking through giving them ideas on decorating them or trying new strokes in writing. This will give them an infinite sense of working on improvements in person. While many applications could help them with their lessons, it’s still better to know how to learn things using their motor skills.
2) Beautify their study space.
By beautifying, their study face needs to have their personality so they feel more comfortable studying and being in their zone. Bring in the colours and organisers they like, throw in extra stationeries and trinkets they would like.
Beautifying their study space would also allow them to ease in and make it their safe zone. When they love the area they’re in, they’re more inclined to enjoy what they’re doing, and that includes learning.
3) Keep them busy learning, even in the small activities and chores they do.
Kids are naturally curious no matter how old they are. And, to them, everything is just surrounded by mystery. Starting with what they’re most curious about, it’s good to guide them and introduce them to their subject of interest, shedding light on what it is and removing the shadow of mystery.
When you start incorporating learning in everything they do, they will learn how to grasp the concept of giving things a try and learn.
4) Keep the kids happy.
Let them learn at their own pace. Guide them instead of forcing them to do things they’re not willing to do. Love your kids as they are. Let them be happy. Children understand and learn better when they’re happy, comfortable. When they also feel emotionally and mentally secure, they also become more adventurous and joyful.
If online classes are starting to take their toll on your kids, give them some downtime. They need to rest, too, no matter how active they are. They also need constant appreciation, assurances and attention.
5) Keep screentime important and at a minimum.
There are a lot of things that screentime cannot teach. And even if Google has these lessons, it still cannot replace experience, life and happiness. Keep their learning materials and toys available for them, especially when they’re becoming more dependent on screen time.
Screen time can change a child’s behaviour and attention span. This is why it is important to always implement strict rules when letting the kids have screen time. While it may not pose an obvious threat to their development, it can still pose a threat to their behaviour since it delayed their social interaction and behaviour.
In A Nutshell…
Learning is part of every child’s journey, and it is up to parents to make sure the obstacles and trials they face are something they can handle. Sometimes, it’s not an easy journey for the family, but it’s something that should strengthen the family to keep moving forward. There are plenty of ways to keep the kids happy to learn, and online classes are one amazing way to keep the kids at it.
Make sure you know when they’re ready to tackle online classes, and that they’re ready to cope with the new normal of learning. Being a parent doesn’t mean you can’t be a teacher, because learning starts with you.