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COVID-19 has changed the world. Numerous businesses shut down as a result of the effects of the virus, people started working from home far more frequently, schools shut down altogether in some cases. Homeschooling and online courses became the norm for a while. Now that some progress has been made in the fight against the coronavirus and its variants, something interesting is taking place.
Those who began working from home are continuing to do so. In addition, parents are discovering that homeschooling and computer learning has definite advantages. Did homeschooling become so popular strictly because it's convenient? Is it all that convenient? Let's take a closer look at a way of learning/teaching that, though it has existed for some time, has taken on a life all its own.
Around the mid-70s, the idea of different types of children's learning styles started catching on. Today, the way education is perceived is highly influenced by the notion of various types of learning. So, it comes as no surprise that numerous methods of teaching are being employed. Overall, there are now various ways acknowledged when it comes to understanding new information, learning, and teaching.
Many parents have faced the challenge of assessing their child's preferred method of learning and looking into ways of making that possible. As an alternative to having difficulty in a conventional school setting, parents and caregivers are looking into homeschooling as the answer. For many, it is working out much to the benefit of both parent and child.
For a while, when the coronavirus was first devastating the nation, many schools closed. Virtual learning was incorporated into the lives of both children and parents. One concern that plagued many parents was whether or not a lack of socialization would be detrimental to their child's development. Naturally, the education of their child was first and foremost. But the development of social skills leads to a mature, well-balanced adult. How would their children fare from a lack of socialization?
News flash! Not only is it possible, but it is fairly simple for children to stay social while in online schools. During virtual school and distance learning, there are a number of creative, fun ways your kids can stay in touch with old friends and make new ones.
When a child enjoys reading, building reading skills is much easier. To take on reading challenges, they feel more motivated. They practice more. Hopefully, your child will not only be encouraged to read, but with the tips you'll see here, they can develop a true love of reading.
As both parent and teacher, what should one of your goals be (education-wise)? You would be well advised to figure out a way to make reading fun for your child. It's a real shame that today, many individuals have cast aside reading real books. They may, instead, listen to someone else read them. (At least they are getting some of the benefits of the written word.) Others, however, have sadly abandoned books altogether, preferring instead to watch movies, play online games, and more.
Do not let your child fall into a literary barren world. Keep books alive and teach your child how to read by making it enjoyable and fun. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.