The pandemic means that a lot of children are facing disruption when it comes to their education. In particular, some kids are learning from home through virtual classes. This means that you now have a responsibility as a parent to ensure some of their work gets done on time and to the best of their ability. Here are some ways you can stay on top of your child’s virtual classes during the pandemic.
Keep a Structure to Their Day
Kids associate their home with a safe space where they can have fun. This means that it can be difficult to get them in the right frame of mind for school work. But a good place to start is by keeping their day structured. You want them to know that they are going to be learning and that it is a different day than the weekend. So, try to keep a routine that is similar to one they would have at school. This can include getting up early, having the same break times and study time. This can set your child up for success.
Keep Things Healthy
They say that healthy food is brain food. If you want to ensure that your child has the best learning experience, start by adjusting the food that is on their plate. Do your best to serve up healthy meals that are going to fuel their brains for the day. This can avoid the energy crashes associated with refined sugar and junk foods. What’s more, there are vitamin and mineral supplements your child can take to stay healthy. If your kids do not like to take pills, you can give them tasty children’s gummy vitamins instead. This way, their healthy supplement can seem like a treat they can enjoy.
Offer Rewards for Good Learning
Let’s be honest, there are going to be some virtual classes that your child does not enjoy. So, you may have to create an incentive in order to make them work hard. While we do not mean bribing your kids, we suggest having rewards on offer if they have a great day. For example, this could be some extra time watching the television. Perhaps they get to pick the family movie to enjoy their favorite meal for dinner. If you make education rewarding for your child, they might be eager to start their virtual classes this term and they can successfully adjust to all of the changes.
Create a Non-Distracting Environment
There are a lot of distractions in the home that can affect a kid’s ability to learn. So, when it comes to virtual classes, ensure that your child is able to work in an area of the house that is quiet and free from any distractions. If needed, remove toys and other favorite items from their immediate environment until the end of the day. This can stop any temptation creeping in when it comes to giving up on school work.