Tip 2: Taking multiple mental/snacks breaks
Mon, Dec 7, 2020
What does this look like?:
-15-20 minutes where no learning occurs, that is screen free, and the child picks the activity.
>K-2nd grade: 3-4 breaks not including lunch
>3rd-6th grade: 2-3 breaks not including lunch
>7th grade-12th grade: 2 breaks not including lunch
-Going outside for some fresh air.
-Eating a snack.
Why is it important?:
-Children need to reset and refocus before moving on to the next subject and this provides them this opportunity.
-Parents have the opportunity to engage in a playful activity with their child(ren).
-Somedays will require more breaks than others and being flexible with breaks decreases frustration between parents and children.
-Do not give more than 15-20 minutes because again consistency is key.