Here are some helpful tips to make the learning environment less stressful for everyone and help our children have a positive educational experience and a successful year.
Make a space – Create a special place in the corner of a room dedicated to learning, creating and reading.
Set a routine – Use a planner, calendar or chalkboard to help children create structure so that they know what is expected of them.
Have them follow a daily consistent routine.
Set up times for breaks.
Review expectations – Sit down with your child and review what subjects they will be working on a weekly basis and discuss the weekly assignments they will be expected to to complete.
Set up expectations of your own. Designate a time where your child should avoid interrupting you. Find out what the child would like to do in his downtime such as reading, creating crafts and playing games.
Fill out the digital learning pledge with your child to clarify expectations of daily/weekly tasks the child is responsible for.
You can also co-create an agreement with your tween or teen that is tailored to their specific program.
If the children are sharing devices with other siblings, specify when and where they will be using them.