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#ALOHASpotlight: 7 TIPS AND TRICKS YOU CAN DO WHEN YOUR CHIKITING FEELS LAZY TO TAKE ONLINE CLASS

Updated: Aug 23

Mommies, for weeks we’ve been talking nonstop about how ALOHA’s technic of teaching is

beneficial to your chikitings. But let’s face it, no matter where we enroll our chikitings, when it comes to their studies, we will always come back to the real question: are they really

emotionally equipped and prepared to digest so much information in the middle of this

pandemic?


As a whole new academic year approaches, we can’t deny that learning online is straining and emotionally exhausting for our chikitings—even for us parents. As we are left with no other choice but to take our school to our computer screens, let’s be honest with ourselves, kids are much lazier when it comes to online classes rather than actual face-to-face learning. This is because they’re stuck in the comforts of our homes so they tend to lose their focus. As a result, they don’t do well in school.


But don’t worry because we’ve listed down some tips and tricks you can do to help your kids focus and get their head back in the game!


Here are 7 tips to help your child learn at home!


1. ORGANIZE A LEARNING SPACE FOR YOUR KIDS

It’s important to give your kids their own space at home where they could sit down and

do their home works and attend their classes online. Being creative is important

because this would get your kids’ attention.


For instance, you can set up a space in your house as a makeshift “office” where they

can play pretend boss of a big company with their home works as their “tasks.” This

usually gets a child riled up and excited because they see learning as a part of role

playing which they get to enjoy.


2. MAKE A SCHEDULE AND BE STRICT ABOUT FOLLOWING IT

Like adults, kids have their own habits too. Without any school bell to signal the start of

a recess, they might feel like ditching the class and doing the home work altogether. It’s

important to set a schedule for your kids to follow so they wouldn’t get stuck trying to

study and solve endless Math equations for the whole day.


Here are a few guide questions to help you make a schedule:


 Does your child need a lot of help from you to get started? If yes, then set a time

where you, or another adult, is available to tend to their needs whenever they

need help doing their activities.

 Does your family have any contracts to help kids follow rules at home? Agreeing

when to watch TV or play video games is important when kids are learning full-

time at home so they don’t get overwhelmed with the amount of home works

need to be submitted.

 Do you have a middle-schooler or high-schooler? If so, late afternoon and early

evening might be when they’re most awake and ready to learn.

Once you are able to make a schedule, identify that schedule as “School Time” and stick

with it. It’s also important that your kids’ school time doesn’t take much of their day. Let

them have fun too so they wouldn’t feel forced to study.


3. REDUCE DISTRACTIONS

Turn off your televisions, keep them away from their play stations, their phones,

everything that you think will distract them from studying. Make them understand that

they’re allowed to go back to watching TV once all their tasks for the day is done!


4. USE A CALENDAR AND COLOR-CODE IT

It’s important to set up systems to help your kids stay on top of their school deadlines.

This will help your child stay organized and remind them of what they need to do and

what needs to be done.


5. EXERCISE!

It may not seem like it but exercising actually helps us think better. It doesn’t have to be

hard core-give-me-ten-jumping-jacks exercise, just a quick walk outside or a quick

breath exercise is enough to keep them going.


6. REACH OUT TO YOUR KIDS’ TEACHER

Online education or learning at home requires family support. Some online schools even

go as far as calling parents “learning coaches.” To support your kids, set up a direct line

of communication with your child’s teachers.


It’s comes handy when your kid asks you for help and you don’t know how or what to

do, you can always ask them so you wouldn’t have to guess and teach your kids the

wrong way.


7. LOOK FOR WAYS TO REMOVE LEARNING BARRIERS

If your kid has learning challenges, it’s important for you to review the online and other

learning material the school sends you. Keep in mind that it may not have been

designed with your child’s needs in mind.


Here are guide questions you need to consider:

 What options are teachers offering to help struggling readers with written

material?

 What options does your child have to demonstrate understanding? For example,

if your child has trouble writing, ask the teacher if your child can send a video

response.

 Is the teacher including supports to help kids with things like getting organized,

identifying the main idea, and taking notes?


Here in ALOHA Math Philippines, we make sure that we cater to your kids’ needs when teaching Math. While others are leaning on the logical side of their heads, there are kids who rely entirely on their creativity so they get more excited when learning is creative and fun. That’s what ALOHA offers your chikitings!


We make learning Math fun and exciting by teaching them mental arithmetic while simultaneously gassing up their creativity. ALOHA is more than just a learning center, ALOHA is a family of coaches that would take care of your kids and prepare them for their future. Because in ALOHA, we unleash your child’s full potential!

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