The year 2020 has been challenging in more ways than one for everyone, everywhere.
We had to get used to functioning in what has become known as the ‘new normal’ Among the things that have changed dramatically is the way the schools had to adapt to the new situation so the kids could continue learning.
The online classes were the only possible option. However, this meant that both kids and parents had to find a way to deal with their new daily schedule. This also included trying to keep the children on the right track and make it possible for them to gain knowledge and not fall behind.
For this to happen, you need to provide them with some remote learning essentials.
With online classes, the most important thing you need to provide your kid is the right laptop. There is no need to buy anything too expensive. Remember, they need it to keep up with their school schedule, nothing more. A smaller, a bit lighter laptop would be probably the best option.
A Good Desk Chair
Given the fact that kids will be spending a lot of time in a sitting position learning, you want for them to sit somewhere that is comfortable and that will not affect their posture negatively. So, it would be a good idea to invest in an ergonomic desk chair. These are durable and made from breathable materials that will provide your child with plenty of lumbar support. By buying this piece of furniture, you will prevent the possible back pain while also making a kid feeling comfortable.
These days the headphones come in many styles and sizes, with earbuds are especially popular, so you have a wide-ranging collection to choose from. To find the best earbuds for kids you will have to think about some very important characteristics such as comfort and audio quality. After all, you want for them to be able to follow the classes with ease.
All parents want the best for their kids but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to pay a lot. There are earbud brands that were able to keep a nice balance between quality and price. Make sure you are not getting anything that supports loud volumes as they can extremely damage the kid’s hearing. Also, think about durability. If it’s necessary to pay a few dollars more for a pair of more enduring earbuds, do it. It’s a much better and cost-effective option in the long run.
A Printer for Assignments
Although most of us don’t have or use printers but in this situation they are necessary and all parents know it. They are simply a must have due to the fact that you will probably want a physical copy of things like study guide, syllabus, and all kinds of forms. The market for printers is pretty diverse and you will have a good range of possible solutions at your disposal.
You have those that print in black and white only as well as color printers. Some of them also provide you with a scanner. So, it’s up to you to choose the one that suits your needs the best but there is one thing you need to remember and that is that companies make their money on cartridges.
A Laptop Raiser
Aside from ergonomic chairs another tool that can help your kids with maintaining the right posture is a laptop or a tablet raiser. The older children will have to spend a significant amount of time at their desks and you don’t want them to be hunched down. The wrong position for a prolonged period of time can lead to not only bad posture but also to neck pain and stiff shoulders.
The raiser will be able to prevent them from slouching and keep the screen at their eye level. Holder stands for tablets are even more adjustable and they allow for both horizontal and vertical display which can come in handy.
Blue Light Glasses
Sending too much time in front of the screen can be very strenuous for the eyes and in the long run can damage the kids’ eyesight. Given the fact that this is the only way they can attend school now, you should think about buying them blue light glasses as they will prevent the possible appearance of eye dryness, blurry vision, and headaches.
Online classes are not an easy thing to adapt to but these are some of the essentials that will make yours and your kids’ lives a bit better and more comfortable.