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Rahel Tesfaledet: Continuing The Learning At Home


Rahel T.


October 21st 2021

The Covid-19 has profoundly affected people's lives since the beginning. Provincial lockdowns and many other measures have changed the way people live, and the education system has had a significant impact. The changes to remote learning, uncertainty around in person education and the lack of clarity has left parents looking for new and creative ways to supplement the school experience at home. Many parents are thinking about how to provide their child with such an environment and activities in which their children continue the process of learning and have a similar experience as they would in a normal school setting.

So, to help with this problem of parents, we can share some tips that parents or caregivers can adopt to improve their child's learning at home.

Prepare Yourself Mentally
To improve the learning process at home, the parents need to prepare themselves mentally as there may be some hurdles. Parents may feel pressure to teach children in traditional school-based ways at home during this situation, but it is important to remember that there is nothing wrong with learning in playful ways that keep children's interest and invite them to have fun at the same time. Remember that it is a tough time for them as well.

Develop A Routine
The second important thing to improve the learning process is to develop a routine or schedule for your children. A routine that works for you and your family that helps your child to know what to expect next? When to play? When to read? When to eat? So at the end of the day, your child feels more independent and has a similar structure as an in-person school day.

Be Prepared For Rough Days
Because children can't behave the same and show discipline every time, it's better to prepare beforehand. Find the cause of your child's challenges and try to solve them. Try to organize various helpful activities that can calm yourself and your child during rough days, especially when your child doesn't want to stick to a routine.

Some Fun Activities for Kids

Arts And Crafts
Art and crafts are a great source for children to express themselves. Arts and crafts can include anything for children like drawing, painting, easy DIY projects or any creative project suitable to your child's age.

Make/Pass Stories Together
'Pass the Story' or 'Make a story' is a group storytelling game in which one person begins a story and then passes a ball to the next person to finish it. It's the ideal method to make stories and encourage your children to develop their storytelling abilities. Try to play the game as a whole family.

Move And Exercise Together
Encourage your children to participate in your exercise routine with easy moves and have fun! Even 20 minutes every day has a significant effect on your child's physical and mental development. This will also help you as a parent set some time aside for your own work out routine.

Reading Aloud to Your Children
Discover new books and read them aloud to your children. This activity provides children key cognitive benefits that they would not receive if they read independently. Independent reading should also be encouraged.

Create a Cardboard or Pillow Fort
Encourage kids to create an indoor cardboard fort out of household items. Think about what you can use from your own house to make kids play fort. Kids will definitely love it! It will create a little bit of a separate space for them to spend their time.

Watch Educational Videos and Shows
Find educational and fun Youtube videos, Netflix shows or TV shows. Staying indoors has led to the inevitable increase in screen time. Try to pivot your child’s interests and habits towards educational shows that further learning through various multimedia techniques.  


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