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Tips for Distance Learning

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Back-to-school is going to look a little different this year. During this time the majority of students in California are transitioning to all online coursework. Here’s a rundown of a few ways to help you and your child with successful distance learning:

Create a Space

  • Set up a quiet, clutter-free area.
  • Find an area where you can limit disruptive sights and sounds.
  • Even if you’re tight on space, look for an underused area of your home: a hallway, closet, landing or corner may be perfect.
  • Make sure to block out distractions: video games, computer games, social media, TV, toys and pets.

Decorate and Organize the Space

  • Encourage your child to decorate their space so they’ll look forward to spending time there.
  • Work with your child to fill their space with necessary and age-appropriate supplies.

Include Stress Relievers

  • Some children concentrate better when they are able to fidget or have some soothing background noise.
  • Consider including something to keep their hands busy.
  • If the space seems too quiet, consider playing relaxing or classical music.
  • If your child has a hard time staying seated, try an exercise ball in place of a chair or allow them to stand.

Use a Color-Coded Calendar

  • It is important to set up systems to help your child with assignment deadlines.
  • Use visual organizers to break an assignment down into steps.
  • Use color-coding for each task or subject.

Exercise and Snack Breaks

  • Physical activity is a natural way to reduce stress and prevent anxiety.
  • Look for family-friendly workouts you can all do at home.
  • It is good to take exercise breaks throughout the day.
  • After their break, your child should have a healthy snack before retuning back to work.

Reach Out to Your Child’s Teacher

  • Distance learning requires family support.
  • If you’re not sure how to do an assignment, don’t just guess—reach out to confirm. 
  • To support your child, set up a direct line of communication with your child’s teachers.
  • Being proactive is essential if your child is struggling in school.

Even when schools reopen, this dedicated space can serve as their homework station, study zone and creative workplace – which will set them up for lots more academic success. 

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Sandoval Realty Group

Hey, I’m Christine Sandoval! As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I not only grew up in the Inland Empire, but also chose to raise my family here and haven’t looked back! I’m a real estate agent with a passion for helping families find their forever homes. I come from a law enforcement and military family, and I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist. I enjoy spending my time running around with my twin boys and using our free time to visit new places. I’m also passionate about serving the Inland Empire and look forward to connecting with you! See you around town!
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