Parents should understand that their children need every educational advantage during these difficult times, and organizing the home for educational success is critical when participating in remote learning. This process starts by establishing a special place in the home where children can do their school work, study, read, research, etc. Most parents create a workstation in their child's bedroom, but if another room in the house is more conducive to remote learning that room can be used. The area should have a desk and chair, resembling a work station from school, so the child can feel comfortable. The work station should include the following, as necessary:
- Books (bookshelf), magazines, and newspapers
- Pencils, pens, paper, and school supplies
- Computer, printer, and internet connection
- School information
Some children will have a hard time adjusting to the remote learning format; if this happens, parents must speak with the school for assistance. Parents might also want to schedule some additional educational activities after the remote learning day is over so children can stay on target and not fall behind. Additional reading and writing activities are a good place to start. One way to encourage children to read is by placing reading materials in each room of the house. Children who see reading materials throughout the house will be influenced by what is important to the parents. This is a great seed to plant that will grow over time.
Parents must stick to routines so children know what is expected of them each day. Children still need time set aside to do their homework, eat, do chores, and engage in some fun activities with the family. Parents may also want to keep children engaged in other activities so they don't become bored or depressed. A few special projects that parents can consider are:
- Learn to cook a special dish 6. Write letters to relatives
- Learn to shop for groceries 7. Take a computer class online
- Learn about financial literacy 8. Learn about the Bible
- Learn about playing the stock market 9. Learn how to play an instrument
- Learn how to play chess 10. Learn a new sport/game
Developing educationally successful children is one of parents' most important jobs, but they should also remember that children need time to play and be children.
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