With about 80% of the world under various levels of lock down due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the education and schooling methods have been trying to cope up with the change. It goes without saying that the children are the affected the worst.
With online learning classes, being under the watchful eyes of the parents for 24 hours, no proper physical education classes and getting to study with their siblings in the same room are some of the changes that these kids have been facing.
Children share their experiences about remote learning
Here are some young children from the age of 5 to 17, from various places around the world sharing their experiences and thoughts (as told to other websites) on the remote schooling and the changes in their lifestyle due to Corona virus lock down.
Dahlia Stringer, 11 years, San Francisco
Dahlia Stringer, an 11-year-old from San Francisco, told the New York times in her long letter that “Now I know that I take school for granted and I wish I could go back. I would not have said that 2 months ago. This is so horrible”
Her letter has caused much amusement on the Twitter as well.
Alice Sanders, 6, Los Angeles
“I like being home because you can eat and drink while you are doing your schoolwork. And you get to do your homework with your sister. You can ask mom or dad to help you, because they are both at home now. You don’t even have to raise your hand” Says Alice Sanders, age 6, from Baton Rouge, LA.
Olivia Mitchell, her mom and their dog are thankful for this time they have with each other and feels it has brought them closer.
Juny Tranel, 11, San Francisco
“Now all schoolwork is done at home, so my brain thinks there’s more homework because my brain hasn’t adjusted to staying home the whole day.” feels 11 year old Juny Tranel of San Francisco.
Xiayou of China, 16, China
Xiayou of China, who is 16 years, also supports this argument “Compared with normal schooling, online learning is less effective to me. At school, I can approach teachers at any time if I have questions, and I can also discuss with my classmates. I miss my friends, staying at home for such a long time is so boring. When I first learned the news about the postponing of spring semester, I was happy about the extended holiday. But now I just want to go back to school”
Dorde, Montenegro went a step ahead and made this video to show “What do I do at home during the coronavirus outbreak?” as a response to a study that young people are least affected by these changes the Corona Virus pandemic and the subsequent lock down.
Elene Melikadz, 11, Tbilisi
In Elene Melikadze’s opinion” Sitting at home is fun, but to be honest, it is much more tiring to sit and study at the computer all day long.” He is 11 years old and lives in Tbilisi Georgia. Click here to more children experiences in Georgia.
As everything else, there are both good and bad sides to this scenario of remote learning from the point of view of children. What do your children feel about the online learning and generally staying in at home all the time? Share your experiences in the comment section.
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