Learning At Home Tips


Parents can implement a whole variety of learning opportunities at home. Teachers will provide with the information you need to teach at home, stay sane, and maybe even thrive during this challenging time. 

 

Create a learning space

A dedicated learning space at home will help nurture your child's creativity, enhance their focus and increase their motivation levels.

The space should have;  natural light.

                                    comfortable study seating

                                    hands-on activities 

                                    self-directed learning experiences

 

Structure the learning

Provide structured times so that children know what to expect from the home learning environment. Give children options for learning and keep an organised learning routine.

Teach: lesson plans, printable worksheets, activities use  the tips and sample schedules from teachers.

Play: games, crafts, activities and use printable fun activities.

Cope: self-care and social-emotional learning resources, mindfulness tips, and strategies for managing stress and anxiety will help you and your child.

Rest: sanity savers, content that isn’t related to COVID-19, quizzes, bite-sized fun and entertaining tips and ideas.



Within early childhood learning. Evidence suggests that parents who engage in the following activities at home encourage thinking and talking, and support their child’s development (National Children’s Bureau, 2019, p.2):

  • reading and sharing books
  • playing with print (letters and numbers)
  • singing songs and nursery rhymes
  • drawing and painting (making meaningful marks)

For parents of adolescent students, the following are things to do to stimulate and support a home learning environment (ARACY, 2015b, p4):

  • have books and other learning resources available in the home, where possible
  • model behaviours that promote learning and demonstrate education is valued (e.g. parents reading in the home, conversations between parent and child about learning)
  • engage the child in out-of-school learning activities, such as gardening
  • provide a supportive environment for child health and wellbeing more generally. For adolescents, this may include managing fatigue and ensuring adequate sleep (between 9-10 hours), supporting stress and emotional anxiety, providing adequate nutrition to support brain and body development, and help with time and resource management.

 

https://www.aitsl.edu.au/research/spotlight/what-works-in-online-distance-teaching-and-learning

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