The pandemic has completely thrown everyone for a loop including kids. They’ve had to transition from being in a classroom with their teachers and classmates to learning through Zoom. Alongside that change, they’ve had to adjust to being at home all the time and not having the option of going to camp, a park or even visiting their friends during this pandemic. It’s been extremely tough for them. So with all the changes they’ve had to deal with in such a short period of time, how do you ensure that your kids transition back to learning in a positive and comfortable state?
Well to start, make sure you talk to your kids about the change to learning and get a better understanding on how they’re feeling about it. Encourage them to speak up if they’re feeling overwhelmed or worried about how school will be moving forward.
Find ways to make their learning spaces more comfortable. As most kids will be learning virtually from home, they’ll need a space that is comfortable for them. Try to carve any area in your home that they can go to for school, studying, etc. without distractions.
Stay as involved as you can as they acclimate to the new normal. Offer to help them with their homework or any troubles they may have with the assignments. Check in on them during the day. Just make sure they know you’re there to help.
Try to make learning fun for them! These last few months have been stressful. Remind your kids that learning is still fun no matter where they’re doing it from!
And overall, be patient with the process. You and your kids are going to learn how to adjust to a lot of new things as school starts back up but just remember that it’s a process. Take it a day at a time and allow your kids to do the same!