Published by: R. Smetak | 7/14/2020

How to Motivate Your Children During Remote Learning

As many schools have closed due to COVID-19, the majority of children are learning remotely.

As many schools have closed due to COVID-19, the majority of children are learning remotely. Motivating your children during remote learning is central to their success. Motivation means ensuring they are interested, involved and confident in their learning. As a parent, you have an important role to play by providing your children with encouragement and feedback. 


Here are somethings you can do: 

1) Communicate. 

Have conversations with your children and discuss their weekly learning schedule and assigned tasks. 

2) Set goals. 

Establish weekly goals with your children, encourage them and celebrate their accomplishments. 

3) Be supportive. 

Establish a supportive learning environment at home and peer-to-peer support among siblings. Cater to their social and emotional needs. 

4) Engage. 

Invite your children to share their ideas, challenge them by asking questions and respond to their proposals. As they study, engage your children by participating in their learning and encouraging their creativity. 

5) Personalize it. 

Engage your children in topics they are interested in to customize their learning. 

6) Be lenient. 

Allow for breaks during learning hours and ensure time for play and fun activities. 

7) Assess. 

Address learning challenges, support them in building on their strengths and assess their progression in a constructive way. 


It’s important to provide children with the assistance they need to get the most out of their education. Remote learning is just one of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and it’s a learning opportunity for everyone!  


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