Sticking to a routine and maintaining a positive attitude will help children stay grounded in these challenging times.
Tips to help children stay healthy and get the most out of online learning
Create a schedule: Stick to routines or create new ones. Wake up in the morning at the usual time: shower, get dressed, have breakfast.
Set up a place in your home where your student can focus on schoolwork: a desk, a quiet corner.
Treat online school like real school: homework and attendance matter.
Show respect for teachers: They’ve been tasked with shifting to distance learning virtually overnight.
Get some exercise: When online school is over for the day, encourage children to play outside if they can. Enjoy the sun.
Stay connected: Playdates are out for now, but kids can still keep in touch with friends and family by phone, Skype or FaceTime.
Share your feelings: Encourage children to open up about how they’re feeling and ask others how they’re doing.
Source: UNICEF USA