As many parents prepare their children for a fall semester spent learning at home, there’s a question on everyone’s mind: how do you keep elementary school students engaged in online learning?
Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few tips that will help you make the most of their online learning experience and keep them engaged all semester long.
Create a designated workspace
Now that your child will be spending more time at home, it’s important to ensure they have a place that’s dedicated to schoolwork and free of clutter and distractions. Whether that means getting them a desk of their own or setting up a quiet spot in the house, this will enable them to stay focused when they’re completing assignments or engaging in live lessons.
Figure out their learning style
One of the major benefits of online learning is that students can learn in the style that best suits them, which may not be possible in a brick-and-mortar setting. Does your child need visuals to aid in understanding certain topics? Do they work better during a certain time of day? Find out what works best for them and develop a schedule that will allow them to be as productive as possible.
Include breaks in their schedule
The same way adults need breaks in their day, kids do too! Online learning makes it easier to power through lessons and assignments since students can work at their own pace, but that doesn’t mean they should work nonstop from morning until night. Encourage them to go play outside for a bit, have a healthy snack break, or watch an episode of their favorite show before diving into a new topic or lesson. Little breaks can do wonders for boosting their energy and increasing their productivity.
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