ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE SCHOOLING
The present generation of children is the ‘digital generation’ – they have grown up in a world of technology and screens! Since their birth, screens have been an integral part of their lives.
Here are some advantages of online schooling:
- Social bonding
The pandemic protocol asks for physical distancing and not social distancing. Going online to e-meet friends and favourite teachers can help children stay connected and feel a sense of belongingness in times when they cannot meet them offline. They can interact, socialize and play with them. Most of the platforms encourage interactive communication, which makes children active participants and learners (not just passive recipients, like with TV)
- Continued learning
Providing age-appropriate stimulation in online schools can benefit children in numerous ways. They continue to learn new words and concepts while the existing knowledge and skills are enhanced.
Online schools can create a routine for the day of our children. Regular class time, activity time, playtime, sleep time, and treading time. This structure can add some predictability (and excitement) amidst all the changes happening around
- Home-based learning
Online schools are now encouraging children to use materials in and around the house to learn different concepts like using maida (refined flour) to make homemade playdough, using available items at home for numerical concepts, and more! In the ease and familiarity of their homes, children get to learn so many new concepts