Nobody in this world is worried about a kid’s future as his parents. Parents start educating their children long before they admit them to a school for former education. Today, with education being just a tap away, parents can assist their children to learn from teachers who use an app to teach online.
A child will need the help of their parents at every stage to learn online. Even though today’s generation is more inclined toward technology, they are not born with the skills to use apps, tools, and software. A child will need help to understand its functions and operations. Therefore, as a parent, you should take up the responsibility of helping your child with it.
To make your child’s online learning experience better, here are some simple tips which you can follow:
- Teach Them Basic Computer Skills and How to Use the Education App
Teaching your child basic computer skills helps make their online learning experience better. When a teacher resorts to online teaching, they make use of certain features that the students should also know.
Teach your child how to turn on/off a computer, how a mouse work, how to use a keyboard, copy/cut/paste features on a computer, how to convert files to PDF, etc.
You should also teach them how to use the education app, ways to navigate between websites and tabs, etc. so that they can learn smoothly irrespective of the device that they use.
Always try to sit beside your child for the initial few minutes of a class, every day. This way, you will know what and how the class is going to be and hence, clear your child’s doubts if any.
Also, one major benefit of this is that you can encourage your child to be active in class.
- Keeping Distraction Away
Getting distracted is human nature. When it comes to kids, even a beep sound can distract them and then concentrating back can be really tough. Furthermore, if the teacher or the topic is not interesting as it should be, children are bound to get distracted.
To keep distractions at bay, create a noise-free learning place for them in the house. Also, encourage them to ask questions in the class so that they stay focused. As a parent, what you can do is, challenge them to ask questions and ask them to inform you after every question that they asked and what the response of the teacher was. This way, you will also be able to keep a track of what they are learning.
- Encourage Them to Make Friends
Your kid will probably have many other kids learning alongside him in the class, simultaneously. Encourage your child to make friends with his classmates and be friendly with their teacher. You can arrange video chats, and playdates to encourage them to connect outside of the classroom.
- Keep a Track of Their Progress
As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep a track of your child’s progress. Learning online is usually more inclined towards self-study, therefore you should keep a track of your child’s progress to determine whether they have been truly learning or not.
Ask your child about what they learn in class. Request for a progress report from the teachers if they do not provide it on their own.
When parents put in the effort to help their kids learn online, they have a better learning experience.