How to Prepare Your Child to Take Online Classes

girl making notes during lecture.

girl making notes during lecture.

Online classes are new territory, and as a parent, you may not know how to navigate this space and help your child. You can ensure that your child has a productive learning experience and makes the most out of remote learning from home with some simple steps.

Here’s what you can do to prepare your child to take online classes.

Provide Supplies

Start by providing all the supplies needed for a seamless online session. This includes the primary device on which your child will attend the class, chargers, water bottle, notebook, pens/pencils, and any other resources that the school has specifically asked for.

Give Dedicated Space

Provide your child with a dedicated space that’s reserved for their online class. If they take the online class from their bedroom, they may not be able to get in the “learning mode” at all. Make sure this space has plenty of natural lighting, so your child feels more productive.

Consider investing in a good table and chair that makes them comfortable enough for your child to spend extended periods there.

Ensure Physical Readiness

Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and is physically ready to attend the class in the morning. They should be well-fed with high energy levels. Additionally, make sure that your child gets some physical activity before, during, and after the class, so they remain fit and active.

Set Up Software

Always set up the video-conferencing software before your child’s class. If you leave it to the last minute, your child may face software issues that reduce their productivity. If possible, test it out beforehand as well. Check the mic and camera settings and enable them to ensure seamless streaming.

Remove Distractions

It’s easy for your child to get distracted during an online class. All the distractions must be removed from their surroundings so that they can focus on the lecture. These distractions could be outside noise, cellphones, interruptions from family members, etc. Once removed, your child can focus on what the teacher is saying and become a productive participant in the class.

Boy enjoying the online lecture.

 

Needless to say, remote learning can be challenging if you and your child are not prepared for it. However, with a reliable online school for children, you can ensure that your child stays productive throughout the online classes.

If you’re in search of a reputable online private school, check out Ideal School. We’re an accredited online bilingual school with trained teachers, a small class size, a rigorous instructional framework, and students from all over the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Learn more about us and get your child enrolled in our multicultural learning environment now.

Give us a call on 1 888-390-7044 to get started now.

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