Online learning programs are emerging as a great option for kids with challenging cognitive problems. Here are the best ways to get the most out of them.
What Are Good Online Programs For Kids Learning Ages 7 And Up
Throughout the year, I tend to hear a lot of parents complaining about their kids’ learning habits. Instead of reading, for example, they’ll watch something for hours and even stay up late—which allows my daughter to work hard and learn all night, sans devices and in control of her time, which isn’t something most kids’ learn to do. We focus on only one or two subjects at a time, skipping everything else entirely until the bulk of the work is done.
The sad reality is that children generally do a disservice when they outsource their learning (either through the use of private services, YouTube, or technology in the classroom). In my experience, kids need interaction and the chance to practice a broad range of learning skills, rather than bootstrapping classes for themselves, often with no instruction to help them understand what they’re doing.
Fortunately, there are plenty of online programs that are as engaging and educational as classroom and classroom material, for parents and children alike. Below, I’ve laid out a variety of offerings, all suitable for kindergarten through 12th grade. Each feature a deep and varied learning library.