Learning must go on. I am being quite abrupt, isn’t it? Well, this is the most valuable lesson that I have learnt during the pandemic ridden year. Learnings were many of course as I had ample time to ponder about things which I wouldn’t have otherwise; well, coming back to my original point, education is something which has come to a screeching halt- especially for pre-schoolers. The realisation dawned that an entire new generation is being deprived of essential learning during their formative years. But this is something which actually has a way around the COVID pandemic-imposed disruption and can prove to be advantageous. The answer is online pre-schooling!
This concept is not new for adult learners, it’s just that the current situation has forced our hands in thinking out of the box and consider this mode of education for our little ones too. The thought behind this is of course ‘something is better than nothing’. But this is where you are wrong. Online education for pre-school kids has multiple benefits.
It provides parents with the opportunity to plan study time around the rest of their day. Parents can sit with their toddlers and help them learn and socialise at their convenience and work around their office hours. This is a wonderful balance which works out in favour of the entire family.
Online learning obviously differs from traditional classroom learning both in terms of environment and experience. But online learning is here to stay and is the future of education. In fact, we were well on our way towards it; the pandemic has just forced its pace forward.
Here, I have listed down eight benefits that I myself have observed and experienced, while schooling my little one at home-
These issues are non-existent when it comes to online classes as they have access to a more customized approach to learning which fit their ability and requirement. They enjoy a combination of self-paced learning, DIY learning, scheduled and recorded lessons, as well as interactive videos which allows for exploration and discovery of new things.Ideal for Introverts: There are many children who are inherently shy and are introverts. They find it difficult to open up in a group and tend to be silent. Online education has the added benefit of getting their parents near them which boosts their confidence and they tend to open up and interact more with both teachers and other children.
The benefits as you can well understand are many and with no sign of the pandemic abating anytime soon, it definitely is a good plan to keep learning from the comfort of the house. Kids are resilient and love to learn new things and explore. A virtual learning environment can be effective in nurturing a child’s all-round development. By opting for virtual pre-schooling with a structured learning program, parents can ease their kids into a lifetime of productive learning.
“With the introduction of LMS, it has become very easy for the kids to attend their cases, virtually, staying safely in their homes” – Current Parent
Parents are finding online courses enriching for early childhood education. Accessibility, convenience, and flexibility of online learning allows parents to be involved in the schooling of their kids more effectively.