Written by : Ade Indra GC – Volunteer Sekolah Sungai Winongo
A number of regions such as DKI Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Central Java, Aceh, Jambi, and several other regions decided to take time off activities at school and replace them with distance learning at home to prevent transmission of the coronavirus (the cause of COVID-19). There are a number of ways to discipline the children to learn at home during a corona pandemic. Distance learning at home means parents or caregivers have an important role to monitor children’s activities at home while school is closed.
If you cannot implement the distance learning system, children can be left behind compared to other students when school starts returning to normal. Not to mention, students such as 12th, 9th, and 6th grade students will look for the school and university to continue their study.
Here are some ways to discipline children to learn at home.
- Explain the situation
Explain that studying at home is a form of corona virus transmission prevention. Crowded places like schools and other public spaces can increase the potential for virus transmission.
- Consultation with the teacher
Also tell the child’s development while studying at home so the teacher can anticipate the next learning step.
- Make a regular schedule
This schedule can follow the child’s learning schedule at school or create a new study schedule that is more flexible. For example, such as waking up regularly, bathing, eating breakfast, studying, resting and playing, and studying until the specified time, free activities, bathing, and sleeping.
- Study and work together
Activities of parents who have to work from home can be combined with learning with children. Children will feel more just and encouraged to learn when parents also work together.
- Help children to learn
Also help children to understand the material being learned. Explain well to children about what parents understand. If you don’t understand the learning material, don’t hesitate to ask the teacher or find the right source to explain the material to the child.
- Take advantage of online learning media (online)
Parents can also apply online learning media provided by the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as a number of institutions that provide free access such as Zenius and Ruang Guru.
- Good atmosphere
Create a comfortable atmosphere for work and study at home. Being active at home means having the freedom and freedom to explore. Parents can invite children to study in the family room or yard to get open air.
- Interspersed with fun activities
So as not to be boring, always prepare fun activities with children. Fun activities such as playing video games and watching movies. Do not forget to encourage children to do physical activities and exercise during activities at home.
If you implement a way to discipline your children to study at home during the outbreak, it will be the same as your child when studying at school as usual. So that it does not interfere with your child’s achievement during school.