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  • Queensland government provide tips for helping children learn at home

    Author: AAP

Some tips for parents feeling overwhelmed about their children learning at home as the Queensland government says most students must stay away from school.

BRISBANE, AAP - TIPS FOR HELPING CHILDREN LEARN AT HOME

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  • Develop a consistent but flexible routine
  • Schedule short blocks of work time - 15 minutes for younger children - followed by a 10 minute break
  • Help older children "chunk their learning" to help alleviate the pressure of a full day of study
  • Schedule a regular video phone call for a grandparent, relative or friend and a child to read a book to each another or practise times tables
  • Create a roster with other parents to create learning experiences that can be shared with a group
  • Younger children can learn through real-life activities like cooking, songs, puzzles, and board games
  • Closed captions on the television can help children identify common words
  • There are numerous online art and literature activities such as Operation Story Time, where children's authors read their stories aloud
  • Parents working from home can set a timer on a phone that's visible for children showing when the adult's work session ends to avoid interruptions
  • Two-to-three hours of learning each day will usually be plenty for students, says Education Queensland. Guidelines for the amount of time students of different year levels should spend on subjects is available at qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/novel-coronavirus.
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