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Extracurricular activities online: How to groom your kid for the right etiquette?

how to groom your kid for right etiquette for extracurricular online classes?
How to groom your kid for the right etiquette for extracurricular online classes?

You may be looking to enroll your little one into a fun kids activity online. At the same time, it is not enough to simply get them enrolled into any online hobby classes or programs at Yellow Class. You should properly groom your child to be ready with the right etiquette and protocols before joining any online class for that matter!  

How to groom your kids for right etiquettes (for extracurricular activities online)? 

How to groom your kid for the right etiquette for extracurricular online classes?
How to groom your kid for the right etiquette for extracurricular online classes?

Focus on creating a suitable learning space for your little one 

Study space
Study space

The first thing that you should focus on is creating a suitable learning space for your little one. It is vital that you have a dedicated learning space earmarked for kids. A comfortable and feel-good space will keep the motivation and focus quotient high while also making sure that children can get creative and personalize the same in a fun and engaging manner as well.  

Choose an area where the child will not have to bother about any possible distractions. Try and find a space which has plenty of natural light or an area with bright lighting. The corner of a room may be an option. Get seating which is robust with ample back support. Ensure that your desk has sufficient space for a tablet, laptop, notebooks and other stationery while ensuring that it is near a power outlet as well.  

If it is a larger home, then experimentation may be possible with the interiors of the room of the child including the choice of furniture and wall colors as well. 

Avoid any kind of loud volume (Tv, kitchen utensils) to avoid distractions 

quite study space
Quite study space

 It is suitable that you maintain some discipline and decorum during the class hours of your little one. Loud volumes on the television are a strict no-no along with the clattering of a busy kitchen area and also sounds of utensils, pressure cookers and so on. This may be distracting and you should also ensure that children are not distracted by younger siblings, gadgets, pets and phones.  

Keep study material organized at proper place 

book organizer
Book organizer

Start teaching children to keep all their learning material, supplies and other tools/accessories handy including stationery, earphones, notebooks and so on. Make sure that they learn to organize each day and keep things in their proper place within reach. This will reduce any chance of last-minute panic in the child. Adjust the video and sound before every class and be available nearby for any support or assistance.  

Make sure kids learnt the proper camera etiquettes!

camera etiquette
Camera etiquette

Your children should know camera etiquette. Teach them the basics to be followed while they are part of any online class. They should face the camera properly and avoid looking here and there while talking. They should wisely use the chat box and also type only what they need specifically. Teach children to mute the audio when any other person is talking out of respect.  

They should always be polite with their queries and keep their voices from being overtly loud and clanging. Children should not unnecessarily move and sit here and there. They should learn to ask for permission before getting up to go to the washroom or for fetching something for the class. They should learn when and how to turn videos on and off. Teach them to raise their hands whenever they have any question.  

So, these were some handy tips to groom your kids with the right etiquettes for extracurricular online learning? What are your thoughts? Please share with me! 

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How to plan a creative and stress free summer vacation for kids! 

31 Comments

  • Alpana Deo

    Online learning has gone virtual now and with that comes many things which are the pillars Of online learning. To gain the most out of these classes, kids should take them seriously.

    • energeticreads

      It is important to teach them such things because of our changing teaching model. These points are great and this article is written beautifully. Keep it up.

  • Pr@Gun

    With online learning becoming the new norm, we sure need to teach and groom our kids for virtual learning too. Being attentive and disciplined, proper learning space, pitch and volume are few things kids sure need to take care for. Informative post.

    • Imagemakeover

      Every place requires you to behave in a particular manner and online etiquette is something which needs to be addressed as virtual learning is here to stay. Very well written post and loved all your suggestions.

    • Priyal

      Online teaching is normal for kids now, but it is very difficult to do on a daily routine. You have shared very useful tips to groom kids to adjust to the new virtual classroom

    • yogitaamitjoshi

      Online education is called a normal now but yes this is really very challenging for kids but with understanding and support they can really excel in this I love the article is so perfectly written

  • Anjali

    Online classes are challenging for children. Kids need lots of understanding and support. Beautifully penned, on how to groom our kids to adjust to the new normal of the virtual classroom.✌

  • Sadvika Kylash

    Yes teaching them these are so important. As online teaching is difficult too. We as parents should understand and not make it more difficult for teachers.
    Teaching them how to be in online class will help a lot.

  • Rupal Mistry

    Virtual studies has brought it’s own new challenges. Your article here is apt for the current situation. Your point about canera etiquettes is the best thing that I liked.

  • vandita chaurasia

    I agree with you, it is also important for children to be properly prepared for etiquette and protocol for online classes or for any other education. Your blog is very useful. Thanx for sharing 👍

  • Ruchie

    Online education, tuitions and even extracurricular activities are new normal for kids and I agree that we need to teach kids about the etiquette which needs to be followed.

    • mummatalks

      You have mentioned all the right pointers and explained them well. I belive keeping things handy before class and also online class Etiquette is a must. I always tell my kids to be on mute unless required.

  • MeenalSonal

    Learning camera etiquette is also an essential part of the online classes which many parents miss on. And agree that having a dedicated space makes the child focus on the studies.

  • Moumita Jana

    In this normal life we really need to adopt all your mentioned points and when it’s come to kids thn it’s more important with all etiquettes and learning all new process..book organization is the best point for me..keep sharing.

  • Indiacafe24

    You puck up very sensitive topics which many of us ignore or consider it not so important in life. I am glad that you are different and making people aware with your informative posts.

  • freemindtree

    Oh yes during online classes right etiquettes do help in keeping discipline. One can also judge etiquettes imparted by parents of a child by their behavior during these sessions and how they behave,

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    This is a very important and relevant topic that you have discussed. With the changing paradigms, online education is bound to stay, and it is neccesssary to groom kids in on the etiquette to be followed.

  • Jhilmil

    It’s very important for kids to have the right setup during the online classes. Right etiquettes keep their learning hours disciplined. Thanks for sharing these important pointers.

  • Rahul Prabhakar

    I have taught my children the right etiquettes when they attend extracurricular activities online. Things like not speaking out of turn, respecting everyone, wearing appropriate clothes, etc. go a long way, especially fostering a culture where everyone gets to be heard properly while sharing their own perspective. Thanks for your insights.

  • Varsh

    A dedicated space and absence of distracting sounds are absolutely necessary. Kids have fickle concentration and we must create the right atmosphere for them. Camera etiquette applies to adults too!

  • Jeannine

    Your tips are clearly on point. These are the same etiquette my daughter’s school implements on their virtual class. My daughters are attending virtual schooling so these list is pretty familiar. I’d like to add to remind the kids of the usual manners they do such as covering their mouth when they yawn. These simple things are usually forgotten especially with the thought of them just being in the screen but still annoyingly not a good sight on the other side of the screen.

  • Richa Nimeshwari

    These tips are very helpful. Especially in the time of virtual classes. It’s very important to teach kids about camera etiquettes. Good article👏👏

  • jhilmildsaha

    Now that online learning and classes have become the new normal, we need to get our kids know all these etiquette. Yellow classes sounds like a really good hobby class option for them.

    • Aakriti

      Online schooling has entered our lives in a way that we could not imagine. Every point you shared here is absolutely important.

  • rakhiparsai11984

    Given the fact that online classes is a must now for all sorts of learning it indeed is important to teach kids on best manners and ways to sit for online classes. this post very well signifies the need to have proper set up for kids.

  • Tina Basu

    This is so nicely mentioned here. I always ask my son to dress properly for class and sit upright. Now they have becomes quite used to it. But yes, a decorum and basic etiquette is required.

  • Snigdha

    Online classes are now part of our kids life . We should make them understand to behave and dressed mannerly in the classes . Your pointers are gonna help a lot .

  • Kavita Singh

    Loved reading this. It is indeed important to teach the basic etiquettes to our kids especially when it comes to online classes. I would love to check out yellow classes soon.

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