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Learning at home: our top tips for you

21 July 2021

As a parent or carer, there are lots of things you can do to help your child learn at home.

We don't expect you to be an expert or educator.

Here are some helpful tips to set you and your child up for success while learning at home.

 

Make sure everyone understands what’s happening

Talk openly and calmly to your child about the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to learn from home. Understanding the situation will help to reduce anxiety.

 

Stay connected with your child’s school

Your school will provide details around learning activities. Monitor the information they provide and if there’s something you need to support your child’s learning let the school know.

 

Consider creating a dedicated learning space at home

Everyone’s home is different but a quiet and comfortable learning space, with minimal distractions and an appropriate chair will help your child learn.

 

Create routines and expectations

Structure is important. Set a routine and check in regularly with your child to see how their learning is progressing and that they’re using the internet appropriately.

 

Exercise regularly

Exercise helps with focus and stops children from feeling restless. Make time for exercise and have regular breaks where you child can get up and move around in-between learning.

 

Don’t be too hard on yourself or your child

You know your child best and how to support them. You are not expected to be your child’s teacher. Just do your best. 

 

Visit the Our Learning SA website for at home learning support and resources at www.education.sa.gov.au/our-learning-sa