School Break

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By Maye Yao Co Say

With Proclamation Nos. 929 and  922 (s. 2020) and Republic Act No. 11332, following the sharp increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the country, classes and all school activities in all levels will continue to be suspended until April 14. Most of our kids have been out of school since March 10. What have your kids been doing? Are they all “screened” out?

I was glad that a former schoolmate, now living in the US, sent a very nice article by Jane Hauser entitled, “Making the Most of COVID-19 School Closures” for the Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA) written just this March 13.

It outlined great tips and suggestions that guided me on how to manage my kids’ time at home for these next few weeks. Below are some of her suggestions that I used.

Request homework from teachers Most teachers will be sending home classwork to keep children engaged while they are out of the classroom.

Schedule recess and playtime While home is often seen as a place to relax and have fun, scheduling recess or play/downtime may help provide the routine kids need to feel less anxious.

Use screens wisely Resources such as National Geographic Kids, PBS KIDS.org, ScienceDaily.com, educationworld.com, TIME For Kids, Smithsonian Tween Tribune can help provide more academic content for Social Studies, Science, Current Events, and more. Commonsensemedia.org is also a great resource for finding age-appropriate options.…

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Author: MB Lifestyle



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