How to Improve the Educational Experience at Home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and adolescents continue to receive distance education. From UNICEF we share some tools for parents, representatives and caregivers to facilitate learning at home.

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UNICEF Venezuela
04 March 2021

With the continuation of the school year at a distance, parents, representatives, and caregivers require strategies to facilitate the educational process of children and adolescents. That is why at UNICEF we share several recommendations based on our First Aid Pedagogical guide.

People receive information through all the senses, sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell, however, one of them tends to predominate, therefore, it is important to identify in each child and adolescent what their predominant sense is. This will help teachers and caregivers better guide learning.


If they are visual

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When children and adolescents are visual, they are likely to show it by using words that are based in this sense, for example, "You saw how fun this game" and, therefore, they will learn better through images, use of colors, schemes, graphics, videos, among others.


If they are auditory

Niño y niña bailando mientras escuchan la música de un radio.
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If the most predominant sense is the auditory one, they will tend to use words that echo the sound and, therefore, they will better understand the concepts that are presented to them through words, sounds, and music that identify them. They like to listen and be heard.

One element that helps them in learning are questions, songs, and read aloud.


If the other senses predominate

Niña jugando con bloques de juguete.
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If the senses of touch, taste, or smell predominate in the boy, girl, or adolescent, they will obtain better learning through practice, experiments, sensations, and experiences. You can better capture their attention if you allow them to participate, move, play games and dynamics, and build models, among other activities.


Other recommendations

  • Remember that establishing schedules and routines is essential to organize as a family. Together, design a calendar that allows you to do school activities, share as a family and do the activity that each member likes the most. It does not necessarily have to be weekly or monthly, even daily they can adapt their dynamics to maintain a healthy coexistence.
  • It is important to help children and adolescents to identify their emotions and turn them into positive feelings that generate well-being, affection, happiness, admiration, love, gratitude, gratitude, optimism, peace, harmony. As the son or daughter identifies the emotion, you can guide them, offer them company and advice. A person who recognizes and manages their emotions will develop resilient skills.
  • Actively listens to children and adolescents about their interests and experiences; According to the ages, communication can vary and involve different ways of expressing oneself: through conversations, songs, drawings, and through bodily expressions (hugs, smiles, and other ways that show your attention and interest).

Download HERE our Pedagogical First Aid guide with pedagogical tools for mothers, fathers and caregivers to accompany children with school activities at home.