Remote Learner Tips
There are some other things to consider when learning online:
Encourage physical activity and exercise.
- Our kids need brain breaks and the best way to do that is to move our bodies! Any physical movement, from jumping jacks to walking the dog, will get their brains ready to tackle more learning.
Create a routine and follow the remote learner schedule.
- Have your children be a part of the process, from creating that learning space to making their lunches.
- Getting up at the same time, getting out of pajamas, and eating breakfast are all still important when learning from home.
- Using a planner and staying organized are key.
Friends are important, and kids want and NEED to maintain their social connections. Here are a few ideas to continue friendships:
- If you feel comfortable, participate in an outdoor sport.
- Have a drive by hello, or a socially distant picnic in the front yard with a friend.
- You could also plan a weekend Zoom lunch, or play a game over Zoom.
- Set up virtual chats in their routines so they are able to communicate with their friends.
- Even old fashioned snail mail brings a smile to their faces. You could encourage writing to a friend.
Whichever method you feel most comfortable with, plan for it so your children will look forward to having that social interaction.
At the end of the day, remember you have a support network. We are a community. If at any point you are feeling like you don’t know what the next step is, or if you have any concerns about your children, please don’t hesitate to reach out.