Aventura de Construir has always valued close and personalized contact with beneficiaries and, at that moment, it couldn’t be different. We continue to follow our protagonists closely, even if using other tools that allow us to meet at a distance. So at the beginning of this emergency, we created the hashtag # JUNTOSÀDISTANCE because we also want to respond to the demands of our followers through our blogs. That is how, through a thorough and detailed analysis of the data on our website, we perceive the interest of readers to talk about a crucial topic that is the education of children in times of pandemic.
Speech therapist, pedagogue and psychopedagogue Gleidis Roberta Guerra, details in the text below ways to create an orderly and healthy routine in this normal other.
In times of social isolation and closed schools, our children are at home, and parents often do not know what to do to entertain them.
We need to remember that the child is a developing being, and that his development is very fast at this stage. For her, everything is new, everything is experience. Participating in the daily activities of the house can already be a great joke. It needs movement, to be active, not passive in front of a screen.
Many schools are sending assignments to be developed at home and giving classes online, so it is important to establish a study routine and pay attention to the tips that follow:
- Quiet, bright place;
- No noise interference;
- If possible, always use the same location.
Study time and routine
- Maintain a programmed routine for studies;
- Whenever necessary, give the child a break;
- Schedule the times when you will carry out the activities for home;
- Also have time for games;
- Let the child express himself in relation to the new routine, adapting as possible.
- If even with care, the child has difficulty maintaining attention and focus in class, observing the moments of greatest tiredness and letting them get up, go to the bathroom or drink some water, so that when they return their attention, they are back focused.
Time and routine of the house
- Maintain the feeding routine;
- The time to sleep and get up should be the same as before;
- Always take off your pajamas;
- Try to be as close as possible to what it was before the pandemic;
- Talk to the child about the parents’ routine in case of home office.
- Do not demand from the child more than he can give at that moment;
- Trying to understand that changing her routine is also difficult;
- Strengthen interaction with colleagues, remotely, during class and at other times;
- Understand her feelings and difficulties, talk to her about it;
- Focus on the quality of what it does, not on productivity.
- Physical activities before moments that require attention help to increase focus;
- Daily household activities and small responsibilities can help you feel more secure and helpful;
- Control the time spent in electronic games, encourage other types of games;
- Keep the classroom and study environment organized;
- Don’t feel guilty for not doing everything. Do what is possible.
But in this routine, including play is essential.
I often say that playing is natural for the child, everything for him can become a game, and at the same time he learns by playing, he plays by learning. Thus, the more playful the activities are, the greater the fun and learning.
You have to have time for everything, but rescuing some childhood games from your parents, or even from your grandparents, can bring fun and joy to adults and children:
- Jump hopscotch,
- Make toys out of scrap metal,
- Spin top,
- Watch a movie together and talk about the movie,
- Board games that involve the family.
Anyway, carrying out everyday activities in the house, in a playful way, is a way for everyone to have fun.
When all this is over (and it will be over), we adults will remember a situation of complete chaos, in health and in the economy, but in the children’s memories will be family meals, stories heard, games and moments when everyone were together.
So, more than scheduled obligations and activities, be together, cultivate good memories in your child.