Let’s face it, your routine has changed and so has your child’s. But there are some simple steps you can take to keep them on track as they adjust to learning from home.

Give Kids a Choice

We all know how important it is to have a daily schedule for your child to give them some structure and to help everyone plan their day. But don’t be so fast to tackle it all by yourself. Work with your child and allow them to add fun activities that they can look forward to such as a quick bike ride, some reading time, or some time to video chat with their friends.

Use Free Tools

Teachers and schools around the country are working around the clock to ensure that they can continue to provide your child with a great education, even in the comfort of your own home. But they can’t fill the whole day. Find activities and build a lesson plan with some of our favorite online tools such as:

Keep it Moving

Physical activity is an important part of your child’s day to day life at school, and it should be at home too. No need to break out the sweatbands, go for a walk, kick a ball, play catch, just get moving. Everyone can burn off some energy and even a little steam, and stay productive throughout the day.

Celebrate Wins

We know this can be a stressful time for everyone. That’s why it’s more important than ever to celebrate the wins. Did they finish that book? Get a homework assignment done early? Not interrupt your 10th conference call of the day with loud noises? That’s a win! Celebrate them daily to keep kids motivated and your family positive.