Kindergarten is a highly developmental stage in most children's lives. Quality kindergarten education can often improve a person's chances of a better future. For many Australians, this means a greater likelihood of being admitted into the tertiary education institution of their choice and obtaining a satisfactory life from the resulting qualifications.
If you have looked that far ahead and are worried that an interruption in your child's kindergarten attendance can negatively impact them somewhere along the line, do not fret. Distance learning options are available for your little one and accessible from the comfort of your own home.
Video Conferencing With a Group of Children
You will need to contact your current kindergarten or the local council for information on offered Zoom classes. Generally, kindergartens will offer sessions for a maximum of five children at a time, which will provide learning experiences similar to those offered in class. This Zoom conference is likely to feature dance classes or morning message routines, which allow children to share their hopes and goals for the day.
To set up a video conferencing session for your child, you will want to provide them with space to play or move around should they lose focus on the screen ahead. The latter is no real problem; with an appropriate sound system (for instance, using a small Bluetooth speaker which you can link to your phone or your child's tablet), you can be certain that they will still hear their teacher and be able to respond to them from anywhere in the room. Make sure the other things present in the room support their learning; colouring books and play-doh, for instance, are appropriate choices.
Private tutoring can be a highly effective alternative to physical kindergarten attendance because it provides the child with their educators' full attention. If your child struggles with focus or has learning difficulties, private tutoring can provide better results than kindergarten, because it allows the teacher to give your child the time and support they need to understand the concepts they are taught.
For many children, this can also mean greater comfort in communicating with educators, which is often a beneficial trait to have in later education. The freer they are with expressing curiosity, a lack of understanding or frustration, the easier it will be for them to obtain support and assistance from their future teachers.
Distance learning can be beneficial to kindergartens, particularly when they have access to their tutor's attention and time and space for them to relax. When opting for a more classic approach, you'll want to make sure the conference calls do not have more than five children, as this is unlikely to provide the most monitored experience for children. For one-on-one tutoring, your chosen educator should also have basic childcare experience.