Considering to switch your child from physical tuition to online learning due to the pandemic in Singapore? Perhaps this is your first look into the world of online learning, and you are looking for a place to sign your child up for math or science online classes?
Especially if your child enjoys home-based learning (HBL) from school, it can be worth looking at online learning and choosing the best platform for them to get guidance from. For parents and children who are starting their online learning journey, here’s how you can get started.
How Can I Help My Child Learn Virtually?
1. Reduce Distractions
To help your child concentrate, minimise the number of distractions they have to contend with. Turn off the TV or radio, and keep their learning space quiet and organised. Do not let them surround themselves with toys and other things that may make them fidget. For older children, you can advise them to keep their mobile phones and tablets away.
In a household setting, these devices can be considerably more disruptive. Research has shown that mobile phones can have a negative impact on academic grades. Even when these devices are turned off, your child can be distracted if they are within reach.
2. Plan Your Child’s Schedule
Setting a daily timetable to follow can help your child stay on track with their syllabus in primary or secondary school. Setting quantifiable goals can also assist in keeping your child motivated to achieve them compared to how a tuition teacher would plan out the day’s lesson.
Online learning will push your child to be more responsible for their learning. You can also agree with them on where they will have a dedicated study area to study science, math and other subjects.
3. Give Time For Breaks
It can be easy to get lost in the monotony of studying and lose focus. However, taking short brain breaks can be helpful for maintaining productivity and focus. Additionally, it can be difficult to expect younger children to stick to a strict schedule without breaks. Set realistic study durations for your child’s age and include breaks, even if they are brief. Allow them to stretch their legs or grab a snack. Studies have shown that taking breaks during studying is not only beneficial, but essential to retaining information.
4. Encourage Them To Ask Questions
Most students, in general, ask questions for two reasons, either because they need to understand something or because they are interested in the topic and yearn to know more. Both reasons are equally important in online learning. Your child needs to understand what they are learning, so encourage them to ask as many questions and, in turn, find the answers to assist them in a way that meets their level of understanding.
Asking questions is one of the most important steps in learning, so start early and watch your child grow into a lifelong learner. Nurture their curiosity further using Superstar Teacher’s Instant Homework Help and Auto-Marking Assessments. These tools can assist them in better understanding science, math and any other subjects.
In Singapore, online learning has become a popular option for students of all ages. At Superstar Teacher, your child can access our lessons and course materials from any device with an internet connection. Your child can learn at their own pace and they can repeat lessons as many times as they need to until they understand them. This type of learning also helps them develop good study habits early on in life. Set up a parent account today to experience the joy and efficiency of online learning!
Let us be part of your child’s learning journey today! Do call us at 63415516 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.