Wondering How You Can Support Your Child’s Learning? Check Out these Tips

Now that schooling will be done differently because of the pandemic, you are probably thinking about what steps to take to support your child’s learning. 

You might be wondering, “What will happen? What will schooling look like? Would it be efficient and effective?”

Worry not! Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Here are tips from The 700 Club Asia host and homeschooling momFelichi Pangilinan-Buizonto help you guide your little ones as they navigate the new normal way of learning.

1. Familiarize yourself with the terms being used 

Distance learning or homeschooling – is there a difference?

As the school opening nears, iwould be helpful for parents to know the terminologies and jargons being used.

Instead of the regular classroom setup, the Department of Education (DepEdwill be implementing a distance learning approachIn distance learningyour child’s learning takes place at home, online, or through the help of take-home learning kits from school.

Distance learning is guided by a teacher through a gadget or computer. For students who do not have access to gadgets and internet connectionmodules will be provided according to DepEd. Lessons will also be delivered via radio and television as an alternative mode of learning.

On the other handhomeschooling is a way of learning at home wherein parents serve as the primary teacher. It is facilitated by parents using a curriculum based on the children’s interest or family’s lifestyle.

As Felichi puts it, “Homeschool is more child-centered. But as they say, different families, different needs, different seasons. 

It is important to know and identify what would work best for your child.

2. Be willing to learn and be ready to brave challenges 

Your child’s learning is not a one man’s job. The government, teachers, parents, and children all need to work together to overcome the challenges that come with these new learning approaches.

I know this is a challenge to us parents, because there are things that we need to learn–or give up–to focus on our children’s education, Felichi said.

Amid the worries and questions, it is important to ask God for wisdom and strength. Pray that He would bless and protect your child as your little one embarks on the new back-to-school scenario. 

Trust that you and your child can do this, through His loving guidance.

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13 NIV)

Are you looking for more back-to-school tips to help your child’s learning?

Catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk next Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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