EdQueries.com adds the fun element to homeschooling.Whether you are preparing for NIOS or for C.B.S.E or any other board, you can select courses according to the student’s needs. There are courses which cover concepts in Maths,English,Science and Hindi.
EdQueries.com adds the fun element to homeschooling.Whether you are preparing for NIOS or for C.B.S.E or any other board, you can select courses according to the student’s needs. There are courses which cover concepts in Maths,English,Science and Hindi. Additionally, there are courses in Life Skills and Communication skills which are related to some of the content in the other courses. You can continue using traditional book-based methods of learning. However, while using those methods, blend some educational games from EdQueries.com to add some fun element and motivate the student. E.g . When teaching Money concepts, show real cash and coins to the student and then play the games in our Money and Shopping courses.
Yes, excessive screen time usage is a cause for concern and parents and teachers must be careful not to exceed the recommended screen time.
Read this document Screentime-Guidelines-for-Parents-Ch-005.pdf (iapindia.org) created by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. This document was published in April 2021. According to this article, children below 2 years must not be exposed to any screen time( except the occasional video call with relatives), for children between 2 to 5 years of age the recommended screen time limit is 1 hour in a day. For older children, the screen time must be balanced with other important activities like outdoor play time, adequate sleep time, family time etc.
So, E-learning time with EdQueries should be used within the recommended limits.
You can consult a local Pediatrician or doctor to find out what is the latest guidance about screen time limits and usage based on your child’s age.
However, as the document mentions there are also advantages of certain types of online activities such as E-Learning. EdQueries.com has been created with guidance of Special Educators to ensure that its suitable for usage for children and adults with various special needs such as Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia. Students with Visual and Hearing impairment have also used EdQueries.com. Whether the student has special needs or not, the lessons/games provided in EdQueries.com E-Learning have been developed with the following main considerations:
- Concepts are broken down into small chunks
- All lessons/games are of a very short duration
- Animations are kept to the minimal amount required to allow for interactivity
- Audio is also minimal
- Images are high contrast and of good resolution
Educational software like EdQueries.com, is also useful as a replacement of video games and movies; to ensure that any screen usage is beneficial.
EdQueries has various courses which help beginning readers. You can start with the Sight words course, then move on to the SIght words phrases and sentences course. If your child is currently studying phonics or you want to try that approach, look for the lessons related to ‘fluency’ ( the lesson will have the word ‘fluency’ in the title). These lessons use the words learnt in the phonics courses to teach sentence reading. Once your child is comfortable reading sentences, you can use the short passages and stories in the Reading comprehension course.
In EdQueries.com E-learning courses, Phonics is presented in short, interactive activities. Students will enjoy the experience, be motivated and are likely to learn faster. Parents and teachers can use these courses to reinforce the concepts learnt at school or at home.
With Phonics courses, you can also use the related sentence construction activities.
You can also consider using our Sight words courses, which cover a large list of Sight words. Sight words are commonly used words in English. If students master those words, reading English becomes easier. EdQueries.com has various activities and games related to Sight words. For students struggling with Phonics, Sight words courses could be an approach to help them read English faster. After mastering the words, students can try the Sight words sentences course, which has several short sentences which include the Sight words.