Speech, Language, & Communication
Resources for Home Learning
Dear Monarch Families,
At our school, we offer a broad range of services to a broad range of students. This site was created as an at-home resource for our families to use with their students during our extended school closure (and beyond). We wanted to pull together some of our favorite resources so they are accessible to everyone, all in one place. We hope you’ll join us in encouraging your children to engage with enriching activities!
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Tips for Supporting Your Child During The Coronavirus Closure
Keep routines in place
Setting and sticking to a regular schedule is key, even when you’re all at home all day. Kids should get up, eat and go to bed at their normal times. Consistency and structure are calming during times of stress. The schedule can mimic a school day, changing activities at predictable intervals, and alternating periods of study and play.
Be creative about new activities — and exercise
Incorporate new activities into your routine, like doing a puzzle or having family game time in the evening.
Stay in touch virtually
Let kids use social media (within reason) and Skype or FaceTime to stay connected to peers even if they aren’t usually allowed to do so. Communication can help kids feel less alone and mitigate some of the stress that comes from being away from friends.
Technology can also help younger kids feel closer to relatives or friends they can’t see at the moment
These tips are brought to you by the Child Mind Institute. For more tips, visit their website here.