Home learning tips for parents

Home learning tips for parents
It is important that the children learn that although there is no school, they still need
to learn. (There is no school but lessons still continue)
1. Plan a timetable together with your child(ren)! The schedule should help to ensure
that learning time and leisure time can be strictly separated. It helps the children to
get a structure and work on the learning packages.
Set an alarm clock so that it is clear when the learning time starts and ends. Do not
forget the breaks when planning!
2. Breaks are very important. The younger the child is, the more often he/she needs
breaks to be able to concentrate on the learning time.
Please also think about so-called movement breaks. These can take place outside or
inside, depending on the occasion. Relaxation breaks can also help the children. For
this purpose, relaxation exercises for children are especially recommended.
3. Establish rituals! The children are familiar with numerous rituals from their
everyday school life, which help them to structure their school life and give them
security. An acoustic signal helps, for example, a common song at the beginning of
the learning period or the reading of a story.
4. Give your child feedback at the end of the learning period. Children are used to
assessing their behavior and performance very realistically. This is especially
important for younger school children.
If the children need help, please give it to them as much as possible. Please try not
to intervene too much when helping.
Please also check the tasks, at least for the older pupils to make sure that they are
complete. If the answers to the assignments are wrong, let your child think again
about where the mistake might be.
Above all, tell your child what is going well and where there is still room for
improvement. Also use the feedback from the teachers.
Very important: Praise your child!
5. Everything does not have to be perfect! Excessive perfectionism leads to stress,
pressure and has a negative effect on family life. It is important that all of us, pupils,
teachers and parents, pull together and make the best out of this difficult situation.
6. Use various forms of learning, such as apps, reading children’s books, make
friends online, use online craft projects, for tinkerers the Young Tinker page is
recommended; use educational videos on Youtube.
On the “Corona School” page, students offer virtual learning support on a voluntary
basis to help pupils and parents.