A Dubai nursery is holding a free webinar on e-learning tools for parents of pre-schoolers in the UAE.
British Orchard Nursery will run the online seminar on Wednesday April 22 from 11am to midday and will offer support to parents who have taken on the role of teacher while schools are closed and home learning is in place.
Entitled "Decoding e-learning in early years", the webinar is aimed at parents who are struggling with home schooling (willing to bet that's a majority of you), particularly those with tiny tots who aren't yet old enough to go to school.
The webinar will be conducted by a specialist at British Orchard Training Centre, a subsidiary of British Orchard Nursery.
Besides touching upon the various tools that people can use to teach young children while at home, the webinar will discuss how they can adapt to the technological shift.
In addition, it will include discussions on the emotional well-being of children and the family – an important underlying factor which is claimed to be key to successful distance learning.
Explaining the theme of the webinar, Dr Vandana Gandhi, CEO and Founder of British Orchard Nursery said: “This has not been an easy time for parents who’ve had to adopt to their new role as teachers. While there’s no denying that these are strange times for all of us, young children and toddlers tend to be more sensitive to altered routines within their environment and react more strongly to it. Which is why it’s important that parents understand their child’s fundamental and emotional needs before they begin to teach them.
“Through this webinar, we are reaching out to families and communities across the UAE and the MENA region to help them get more comfortable in their new roles, using technology to their advantage and gradually address all confusions and anxieties that they are facing,” added Gandhi.
The key points of the webinar will discuss are:
• How to protect the emotional wellbeing of families in the current situation
• How to create structured routines in order to discipline the e-learning culture
• Help parents use technology and online resources as the way forward
• The dos and don’ts of e-learning
• The relationship between self-motivation and successful outcomes
Wed Apr 22 11am-noon. To join the webinar, click here (056 507 1068).