For most toddlers in the Philippines, they have entered their first year in preschool via virtual classes. Even if online preschool classes are well underway, parents still worry if these are enough to contribute to their child’s overall development. What can parents do to help their toddlers make the most of their online learning without compromising their health?
Limit their screen time.
Most virtual classes bear in mind the attention span of their students, so online preschools usually last for an hour or less. But what happens when they have back to back classes, or if they have these for the whole day? They might not be able to take it all in and get irritable.
Yes, it takes a while to adjust to learning online, but giving your toddler a full schedule in hopes that they’ll learn might stress them out. Don’t worry; they won’t be left behind by kids their age even if they don’t have classes from 9 to 5.
Choose different activities to create a holistic curriculum, but still age-appropriate.
It’s tempting to enroll your toddler in classes that promise that they’ll read early or learn math ahead of kids their age, but ask yourself—what’s the rush?
Rather than choosing classes based on what will make your toddler advanced for his or her age, it’s best to choose those that give him or her the opportunity to explore and figure out what they enjoy.
Choose classes that will give your toddler a full sensory experience since, at this age, they learn best when they use all their senses. Strike a balance between “academic” classes and “extracurricular activities” to help your child find what they like to do. For 3 year olds, open ended toys and activities such as playing with building blocks, clay, make believe toys, and different art materials like paint, glitter glue, markers or tape will give your child hours of fun.
Allow them to get bored.
There’s an unfounded pressure for parents to keep their children entertained at all times. But with boredom comes creativity! Letting your toddler feel bored unleashes his or her curiosity over their toys, their surroundings, and trying out new activities. It’s during that time of being bored where they apply what they have learned from school to their daily lives.
Provide the nutrition they need.
Toddlers are at that crucial age wherein everything about them is developing, from their brain to their body. Giving them the TODO nutrition that they need isn’t only to keep their body strong and healthy; it’s also about nourishing what’s inside. A healthy diet full of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients is key to your child’s overall development. NIDO® 3+ is an expertly-made formula specially created for kids 3-years old and above. With no added table sugar, NIDO® 3+ only contains what’s good for your child. At least two glasses of NIDO® 3+ per day will help todo nourish your child inside out, along with three balanced meals!
Todo rin sa protection! NIDO® 3+ are the only growing-up milk with Lactobacillus Protectus® (L. Rhamnosus), scientifically proven to help support children’s respiratory defenses and help protect them against pathogens that cause coughs and colds, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. NIDO® 3+ is also todo with brain, digestion and overall growth nutrients as it contains DHA, Prebio3 and other essential vitamins & minerals sa pagtulong sa stronger bones nila— todo sulit because it’s nutritodo in sustansya.
With the new normal, parents are all doing what they can to cope, and the same goes for their toddlers. Doing the best you can, given the current situation, is great! Helping your child through all that’s been happening, including the joys and challenges that come with doing online learning, is amazing—keep up the good work, Mom!
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