Learning at Home: How to Help Your Kids Stay Focused in Online Classes

Did you know about 1.6 billion children have been unable to attend school due to COVID-19?

As children and parents adjust to home learning, it can be challenging to adjust to the new normal. If you want your children to succeed when learning from home, you came to the right place. 

Read on to learn how you can make learning at home easier. 

  1. Minimize Distractions 

When it comes to home learning, children have more distractions than they would have attending school. After all, they have their TVs, pets, toys, video games, social media, and the refrigerator to distract them. 

Having access to all of their favorite things can distract them from getting their work done. To help them focus on their school work, ensure your child can do their work in a room with no distractions. 

If they plan on doing their homework in their bedroom, consider removing their televisions and any other distractions from the bedroom. You can also turn off the Wi-Fi from their devices and only turn it on when they need to access them.

  1. Create a Learning Space

If you think about it, classrooms are set up in a way that encourages learning. To make it a smooth transition for your children to learn at home, it’s important you create a space for them to learn. 

Find a place in your house where you can set up a quiet and clutter-free space for your children to learn. 

For example, if you set up your kitchen table for your children to learn, it’s important you remove everything that might create clutter. Replace kitchen items and replace them with school supplies and other materials.

  1. Create a Schedule

Learning at home doesn’t mean you should do it without a schedule. Because humans are creatures of habit, It’s important you create a schedule your children can stick to. 

Ensure you keep their daily routine as normal as possible as if they were attending school. To keep them motivated, create an official schedule, and give them something to look forward to. 

Make sure you include breaks and give them a regular recess as you would have at school. Also, don’t forget to include PE and use this as an opportunity to go outside and get fresh air. 

  1. Collaborate With Your Child’s Teacher

Because online learning can be challenging for children, it’s important you communicate with their teachers as much as possible. Learn what your child’s challenges are and how you can help them overcome it. 

Also, make sure you’re in direct communication with them and exchange contact information. With their contact information, you should be able to reach out to them when you have a question.

For example, at Canterbury middle school, teachers and parents collaborate to make learning easier for children during trying times. 

It’s Time to Make Learning at Home Easy

Now that you know these tips, it’s time you make learning at home easy for your children. Start by maintaining communication with their teacher, create a learning space, make a schedule, and avoid distractions.

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