THE FUTURE IS NOW. With schools closed until further notice, remote learning has been the new norm. As it can be convenient, it can also be sometimes stressful both for you and your children. Both sides feel the effect of the continuous lockdowns, mobility restrictions, and the rising concerns in catching the virus. Regardless, our lives, most especially your children’s education, must go on. And day by day, we discover and redefine benefits of remote learning as an education choice.
The benefits of homeschooling or remote learning have been more apparent during these unprecedented times. Children have to stay and learn at home to lessen the spread of the virus and parents see it as a permanent (or safe solution) during this COVID-19 Pandemic. As homeschooling becomes popular around the globe, we see an increase of about 19% in the number of homeschoolers since the pandemic began. That totals about 30% of the general community in Australia.
Whether you are still unsure about homeschooling your child, here are a variety of advantages to consider during these uncertain times, or any time soon:
Homeschooling allows you, as a parent, to set your day-to-day schedule in line with your children’s needs. You move at your own pace–you decide when school begins, pauses and stops.
Highlighting your child’s individuality
Even before, every child has a different set of interests and skills. With homeschooling, you get to target these, focusing on their skills while adapting to their learning style. Homeschooling gives you the freedom to tailor your child’s lessons and activities with these above-mentioned factors.
Remote learning allows you to take into account your child’s passion. You give your child the freedom to choose their reading materials, skill-building activities, artistic pursuits, and many more. As a parent, you can take full advantage of these teachable moments beyond their modules, and even help your child combat stress in their situation.
Staying at home has been proven to be the safest way to curb the rising cases. With homeschooling, there is no need for masks, travel permits, and social distancing. This helps lessens your worries regarding the fluctuating number of COVID-19 cases and infecting comorbid family members.
Read more about the benefits of remote learning: Enrolling your Child in Remote Classroom: What you Need to Know
Building strong relationships
The lack of peer interactions can be dealt with by increased time spent with family. It improves harmony in parent-child and even sibling-to-sibling relationships. At the end of the day, nothing beats having strong familial relations to ready your child into the real world.
With homeschooling, we factor out the bullies in the equation. Bullies have been known to have a huge impact on a child’s focus and self-esteem and can cause depression, anxiety, and many more. With this out of the way, parents are assured that their children are less stressed and happier.
Rather than having to fit in a usual school setup, homeschooling enables a child to be less dependent on their peers. They are more exposed to a supportive and loving environment which ultimately contributes to the healthy social, emotional, and psychological development of your child.
We already know how expensive it is to send a single child to school, considering not only their tuition fees but also their transportation expenses, food, and other miscellaneous fees. Hiring a private tutor can be heavy on the bank as well. At home, you get to be at peace knowing that your child receives their education within your reach. This allows parents to allocate more budget into their essentials.
Through Remote Classroom’s homeschooling program offerings, students are ensured to receive high-quality and globally competitive education, experiencing little to no disruptions to their learning during this pandemic. With the many affordable options available for parent choice in homeschooling, students may be following a teacher-directed online or a parent-directed home education approach.
Read more about Remote Learning: Things to Consider Before Hiring an Online Tutor for your Child
Here at Remote Classroom, you are sure to enjoy these benefits without breaking the bank. We offer live online lessons on Arts, Coding & Tech, Health & Wellness, English, Maths, Science & Nature, Music, and Life Skills. Send us a message on Facebook to learn more about getting your kids set up for homeschooling.