Ideally, we would already have implemented enough technology into the education system that the migration to schooling from home would be quite straightforward. However, even with the online resources, software and E-learning apps of today, the biggest challenge will be rewiring the way children see a dedicated space within your household.
Here are some tips accumulated from parent's, dedicated Teacher's, and a children's play Therapist.
Your child (no matter what age) can absorb your energy if your household is anxious or currently under stress, they will mimic these emotions. Henning, a grade 9 Physics Teacher, advises that this time is an opportunity to help with your child's emotional and physical intelligence as well as their grades and ability to remain focused.
Do not try and match their regular school hours, once you eliminate breaks, walking to and from class, getting settled and time taken from distracting peers they need very little highly concentrated learning time to match what they would be learning at school.
Working from home usually involves a private office or desk area within the house; your child also needs this.Surround their desk with educational books and games that include problem-solving. Here is a blog to get you inspired --> How to Create an At-Home Learning Space for Your Child
4.BONDING & PLAY
Now you have the luxury of time on your hands. Take the opportunity to foster a real connection with your child.Work on developing internal resilience; This also comes from allowing them to struggle and fail at fixing things. - Sabeeha (Child Play therapist)
Kids need to maintain a healthy relationship among peers during isolation. Schedule regular video calls viaSkype, Microsoft teams or RingCentral. Communication is crucial for social skills and the ability to problem-solve among their peers.