The COVID-19 pandemic is an uncharted territory for everybody, including parents. Still, we are lucky to live in a modern age that offers many extraordinary ways of keeping kids connected and learning while keeping them safe. Distance education may have reached a new degree of relevance, but here are three activities to keep your child engaged in remote learning:
- Take them on a virtual field trip
Although once almost unheard of, virtual field trips are rapidly gaining popularity. Online museum tours allow students to digitally stroll through the galleries of the world’s premier museums. Many reputable institutions have opened up their online gates to all, right from the comfort of your home. Your kid can tour the British Museum in London, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul to see legendary sculptures and paintings, and artifacts from around the world.
- Encourage them to learn while having fun
There is an extraordinary wealth of digital resources to help your child explore enjoyable learning at home. Challenging subjects like mathematics and English can become puzzles or adventures that your kid can interact with. Many respected institutions have infinite alternatives available at the tip of your fingertips.
It’s never too soon to introduce your children to the marvels of programming, too! You can entertainingly do so by integrating coding into their daily life and even introducing them to actual coding. Your kid’s idle time is the ideal opportunity to begin their programming adventure in a unique and enjoyable way.
- Collaborate with their coaches or teachers
Parents should use their kid’s educators in keeping them on track and involved with their schooling in this transitional time. Keeping communication open with your kid’s teachers is the very first step to ensure their academic excellence even at home. Discuss your kid's behavior on and off class so that you and their teachers can get clues on how to keep them focused and happy while learning.
It’s challenging to keep your kids from vegging out in front of the TV with several events happening at once. However, searching for fun learning activities helps keep your kids’ time academically centered while freeing you up for work. If you want to give your child a chance to experience coding at home, check out our available Python for Kids or Coding 101 classes at The Coding School.