As more families are staying at home and centers are closing during the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that children are getting developmental support and high-quality academic experiences has been a big challenge for educators and for parents. Because teaching young children is such a hands-on experience, trying to move to an online format can be tricky. But with school closures lasting for an indefinite amount of time, child care providers have been getting creative about finding ways to continue helping families while practicing social distancing.
HiMama recently shared a guide to online learning in early childhood, for learners from 0 to 5 years old. It shares what you need to know to get up and running with virtual teaching. This might seem overwhelming at first, especially if you don’t consider yourself tech-savvy, but the good news is that with many new tools available to help you teach your kiddos online, virtual teaching has never been easier! This article shares a variety of helpful tips including a list of tools you’ll need, options for group video chat software, and ideas for making a daily schedule that can be shared with parents.
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