Supporting distance learning at home

July 27, 2020

As the pandemic continues, families are preparing for a new school year in which distance learning is also likely to continue, at least to some extent. How can caregivers support their young ones' learning during this time of uncertainty?

Jelena Obradović, an associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids (SPARK), has compiled a series of tips to help caregivers support young children as distance learning resumes.

She offers practical suggestions for families with children in kindergarten through elementary school, including tips for setting up a welcoming learning space at home, establishing a daily routine and marking your child's progress (even on not-so-good days).

She also provides strategies for managing young ones' frustrations and cultivating a sense of closeness and connection. 

Download a PDF of the tip sheet: Supporting Distance Learning at Home