The current pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot to navigate for parents. Moreover, online classes, while effective, cannot replace 100% of the physical interactions between students and teachers in a regular setting, which is why experts recommend that parents maintain a teaching routine throughout the summer, to prepare in case a second lockdown should arise in the fall. This will help parents keep their children motivated in education, even when they are staying at home.
One of the main starting points that will help to get your child involved in learning outside the school environment is to introduce a so-called “digital quarantine”. This will most likely be necessary to keep your child’s attention focused on their schoolwork. You should limit their use of their devices, other than what is needed to complete their work until their schoolwork is done. If you choose, you can allow your child to play on a device during a designated break, but make them aware that they only have a limited amount of time until they need to get back to work.