Your children will use this corner or space for the whole school year, your children will achieve their best work in a quiet, comfortable environment and dedicated space devoted to learning. Ensure it will provide comfort and can promote good posture by choosing the right size of table and chair.
It is important to confirm if your children are indeed learning. Observe your child if they are following along the screen or if they are zoning out. Ask questions at the end of a lesson. Inform ESL if the child is not engaging with the lessons. Technical problems such as bad audio, poor connection or an unhelpful camera angle can make all the difference.
Take physical activity and time away from screen. Set alarms and encourage them to get up, get some fresh air, go for a walk or bike ride or have snacks.
In-person interaction is ideal for kids, but since it cannot be done, encourage your child to video chat or text message someone. ESL has group classes that can help your child communicate with other learners. Give your child an avenue to communicate to friends and discuss how much time they can spend on-screen.
You’re not alone in this journey. Check in with other parents, share your concerns and useful hints. ESL offers support from Monday to Friday, reach out to us. It is important that we all work together as a community.