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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! I am a dedicated and experienced Realtor® serving the Inland Empire. As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I have built a reputation for providing top-notch service and achieving outstanding results for my clients. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, I am an advocate for my clients' best interests. I have a passion for helping families find their forever homes. Coming from a law enforcement and military family, I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist with a commitment to helping veterans and first responders. When I am not busy helping my clients navigate the world of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family chasing my twin boys around, while traveling and exploring the many hidden gems of the Inland Empire. See you around the IE!
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