The little ones are still home learning but don’t despair. Instead, meet Laura Stevens, head of primary at Aspen Heights British School in Abu Dhabi, who shares tips that work for both parents and children during this unusual time.
words Laura Stevens
During this unusual time of working from home and supporting your children’s learning, it is crucial to maintain wellbeing for the whole family.
While academic learning is important, you need to create a balance between this and developing other skills and interests.
So, try to further explore your child’s interests and things that they enjoy doing. You may even find that you have some in common! Not only will this support in bonding, but it will also be a great way to enjoy all of this extra time together at home.
You and your child will need a break from all the learning through technology.
At Aspen Heights, we prioritise health, wellbeing and fun, which is why it is interwoven into everything that we do. Our distance learning timetables have special “golden time activities” and wellbeing sessions worked into them. This time includes sessions of mindfulness, yoga, mindful art and cook-a-longs!
We also suggest that you explore your child’s interests through more creative ways rather than reverting to technology. This might involve creating a den for younger children where they feel safe and can read books or role-play together.
Experiment with different ingredients to come up with your own meal concoctions! Create a joint physical, at home, workout. The options are endless. The important thing to remember is that this an opportunity for you to spend more quality time together, explore your interests and have some fun as a family!
For more informagtion about the school and how to enrol, visit: www.ahbs.ae
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