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Make Your Syracuse Home Education-Friendly For The Kids

Child Learning Online with Black Headphones OnWhether by choice or by necessity, more children in Syracuse are getting their education at home than ever before. If this is your child’s first experience with homeschooling or virtual learning, it may cause them confusion. Learning online presents not only a variety of unique academic challenges but can also exacerbate mental health or learning difficulties. Thankfully, there are many things that parents can do to make their homes more education-friendly for homeschooled children. By taking these simple approaches, you can help set your child up for distance-learning success.

Create A Dedicated Learning Space

One of the great things you can do to support a child’s learning at home is to set up not only a routine and a schedule but a physical workspace as well. Routines and structures are important factors of staying focused and doing well in a child’s schoolwork. But there are tons of distractions at home, most of which may interfere with your child’s work. Finding a designated space used for schoolwork sends a strong signal to the brain and helps children be ready to start right when they sit down. Get a quiet area and have all of the supplies, power cords, and essential items your child will need for their school day. With this, there will be no need to interrupt the flow of their lessons to scrounge for something they forgot.

Offer Support

Your child will probably need help managing their anxiety, loneliness, and sadness along with academic support. These are the usual concerns that children of all ages are facing more than ever right now. When building a virtual learning environment, do everything to minimize stimuli around your child. Too much to hear, see, or react to can cause a heightened state of nervousness that can make your child become agitated or tire easily. Ideally, adjust noise levels, lighting, and other sensory aspects of your child’s learning environment until they feel satisfied and connected. Simply providing headphones, a soft blanket, or other stuff may help your child focus and get their work done more easily.

Focus on Wellness

Doing well academically is significant, but even more so is creating a successful learning environment that focuses on overall wellness. Both emotional and physical health is the secret to effective learning. Parents can encourage wellness by creating balance, structure, and routine in the home and family members’ lives. When everyone is working and learning nearby, what influences one individual will eventually reflect on everybody. To encourage ownership of their situation and give them a sense of control, include your child in creating and setting up their virtual learning space. It will greatly reduce anxiety and build your child’s confidence. Your daily routine must also incorporate time to relax and enjoy fun activities together and engage in physical activity. Such as, play sports at the park, go on a bike ride, or do yoga in the living room; incorporating physical and emotional wellness into your child’s day is a huge part of helping them stay healthy and happy.

Every child is not the same, and so no two learning environments may look alike. The essential thing is to create the structure and space that your child needs to feel calm, supported, and engaged throughout their distance-learning experience.

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