When you introduce your child to home learning, one of the most important aspects to address is making an effective home learning table. You might think your child can handle it all by themselves. But ensuring that you take a few basic steps while drawing up a home learning timetable, can go a long way in making your child’s home tuitions smoother. Keeping an open line of communication with your child and their educators and a little planning ahead can greatly impact your child’s learning. Here are some key points to consider when chalking out an effective home learning schedule for your child:
Communication between educator and parents
When drawing up a time table for your child’s home tuition schedule, the first step is to communicate with your child’s teachers. Just like blended learning technique, an amalgamation of parents, child and teachers’ inputs can give a solid understanding of where to begin and how to proceed. Effective communication between all three parties is especially important in the initial phase of planning a timetable for home tuitions. The idea is that if you start off on the right foot, then the home learning process will gradually reduce the need for frequent communication with parents by setting up a smooth, self-sufficient learning schedule.
Know where your child stands and plan accordingly
Chalking out a home learning plan will help you get a good sense of where your child stands academically. Knowing your child’s strengths and weaknesses, you can make further adjustments in the home learning plan to cover all bases. Even if your child is using online tutoring to further his/her learning, it’s important to know what courses to focus on. A good home learning plan should be regularly reviewed to accommodate your child’s progress.
Accommodate for some amount of flexibility
Keep in mind that there may arise some situations where your child might have to juggle his/her priorities because of certain other engagements – perhaps a surprise birthday party pops up or a spontaneous family trip. It’s a good idea to provide some leeway for flexibility in the home learning timetable. Try not to fill too many slots and accommodate for some free time that can be swapped around if the need arises.
Benefits of making a home learning timetable
Improves your child’s focus and prevents procrastination
A timetable helps your child stay punctual and efficient. With a clearly written down list of tasks, it sets up a clear objective for the day’s learning. The most common reason for procrastination is often not having a set of objectives in place. A timetable prevents this by clearly defining the day’s plans.
Builds a regular rhythm to learning
Following a home learning timetable will help your child get used to the rhythm of studying at the same time every day. Studies have shown that building a regular routine around your studies can better help retain what you study. It also eliminates last-minute cramming, examination anxiety and promotes a healthier sleep cycle.
Gives children free time to try other activities
An effective home learning plan is not one that just reinstates what your child has learned at school. The goal is quite the contrary. The home learning timetable should keep your child abreast with their academics so it provides them more time to pursue other extracurricular activities. With the help of online tutoring and e-learning platforms like BYJU’s, home tuitions can effectively free up space in the schedule of both children as well as parents.
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