Are you still on the fence about enrolling your toddler in school, knowing it'll be conducted mostly online? One way to find out is to join a trial class. One mom from our Smart Parenting Village Facebook group shared her and her toddler's experience and insights.
Mommy Launce Lauigan-Geronimo's daughter, Maze, age 1 year and 4 months, was lucky to be invited to join a free online playschool class trial. One of her mommy friends' child was enrolled in the same class, which consisted of four 30-minute sessions via Zoom video conferencing call.
"Fast and stable internet connection is very, very vital po for all participants to avoid blurry screens and choppy audio. It helps with the kids' attention and interest din," Launce told SmartParenting.com.ph via Facebook messenger.
Before the class, she was asked to prepare materials in advance since her child is joining for free. The school also sent some materials needed for the sessions. The activities were similar to what kids do in an on-site playschool. They had songs, activities, and storytelling. Here are Mommy Launce's observations about her toddler's online class:
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Observe your child's attention span.
Launce shared that her daughter "cut classes." The little girl wanted to sit in a box rather than the chair in front of the laptop. She also needed to be excused to poop, and then she turned off the computer when the class was about to end.
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