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Look At The Positive Side Of The Lockdown For Students

Team ScooNews
Look At The Positive Side Of The Lockdown For Students

During the normal course of life, children follow a regular day to day routine of going to school and dividing the remaining time between studies, play and entertainment. Now with the second phase of lockdown in effect, they are forced to stay at home the entire day.

It is indeed an inconvenience but let's try to look at the other side of the coin and discover the many advantages quarantining has brought into our lives. ScooNews encourages teachers and parents to look at the positive side of staying at home and in turn, keep the spirits of their kids high. 

Doing Non-School Activities

The extra time that the children are saving during the lockdown can be used for a variety of productive and constructive purposes that can help in their development, academic or otherwise. This can include gardening, cooking, reading non-curriculum books, doing art and crafts activities, playing indoor mind games, recycling old clothes and enjoying some DIY activities, etc. 

Self-paced Learning

Luckily, there isn’t any timetable that needs to be followed strictly. Ask kids to plan it themselves and choose the subjects they want to study on that particular day of the week. With no pressure to keep pace with the rest of the students, each child can practice self-paced learning and enjoy his/her time with the books.

Extra Attention to Tough Subjects

Students are now free to plan the completion of lessons according to their own learning capabilities, as one may take more time for those complicated topics. Lockdown is an excellent time to finish such lessons that children might have found hard to keep on with when the school were running. While at home, they can master all the subjects by giving extra attention to their weak areas.

Spending Quality Family-Time

This issue is quite prevalent among the families where both the parents are working. Now that everyone is at home, kids are having the time of their life by enjoying with their family members and relatives. 

Improving Creativity Through Storybooks

Stories are an effective way to embed creativity in children. Suggest new books to young students and read alongside them. Let’s use this time to give them a break from the otherwise boring school books. In case you don’t have enough books in stock, check out the numerous e-books and audible stories available for free online.

One-on-One Attention  

While at school, it generally gets hard for the teacher to focus on every kid individually. However, with online classes and extra time in hand, educators can now use this platform to give more attention to vulnerable students who might open up during a one to one interaction.

Absence of Pressure aka Peer Comparison

We know that students feel a certain kind of comparative pressure throughout their academic life. It is inevitable that they will compare their performances with fellow classmates and feel lagged behind. Good news is that during the quarantine period, luckily, no such pressure will be felt.

Want to add more to this list of benefits? Write to us at editor@scoonews.com.

Image courtesy: Pixabay

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