How has your child adapted to learning online? How have you adjusted to becoming a homeschool teacher? It’s likely that all of our answers vary, but one thing that everyone can agree on is that nobody was prepared for this. Virtual learning has come a long way, with countless ups and downs, and it transitioned for many from being a temporary change to a more permanent one. Although many of us were initially worried about how this nontraditional style of learning might impact our kids, we’ve come to find many benefits to it. Even if your little one is headed back to school, we’re confident that virtual learning will be here to stay, indefinitely.
Diversity of Subject Matter
One of the beneficial aspects of learning online is the diversity of subject matter. Students in a traditional classroom study core subjects relevant to their age/grade level and usually don’t get much exposure to more niche topics (or concepts that diverge from generic math, language arts, science, music, etc.). At BumoBrain, we’re thrilled to offer 100+ Live Classes where your child can learn fundamental concepts, but also explore other topics that they find intriguing! Looking for math? They can practice adding and grouping with playdough! Have a future scientist on your hands? Here they can make various experiments with chemical reactions! If your little one loves to build, this class is an amazing introduction to engineering! Even if your child is back in school, these classes are the perfect supplement to their other education.
Additionally, schedules are easier to handle with virtual learning in place. Long gone are the days of dragging your kids out of bed, only to frantically get them dressed for school and out the door. While it’s still important to have a morning routine in place, you don’t have to stress about getting to school on time anymore; simply set them up in their designated “school” space at home and they’re ready to learn. Being able to choose classes and programs that best fit your family’s schedule is a huge benefit to this nontraditional way of learning. As part of our Learning Program, your child receives 4-6 age-specific lessons, interactive videos, and unplugged activities, every day! It’s completely flexible so your child can move at their own pace too. Do they need a brain break? Perfect – their activities will be waiting for them when they’re ready to hop back in. Traditional schools don’t usually offer this type of flexibility, which we believe is extremely essential to your child’s mental health and educational success.
Higher Information Retention
Did you know students have expressed that they’re able to retain much more information when learning online? Because the materials they need are always accessible, they’re able to reference them as needed and reinforce what they’re being taught. That’s part of the magic of virtual learning; no matter what time of day or night, if your child wants to learn something new, they can. Our Foreign Language Program offers 10 different languages where your child will get a mix of both live instruction and 20+ assignments per month! These are a great way for your little one to make new friends and connect with their BumoTeacher, all while learning a new language in a schedule that works best for the both of you!
In addition, we’re able to provide a high-quality education that’s accessible to children all over the world, who otherwise might not have access to it. Built on the principles of creativity, critical thinking, and exploration, we teach your child through play-based learning in combination with lots of unplugged activities. There are definitely pros and cons to both virtual learning and traditional in-person school, but we believe that most curriculums and schools were in desperate need of a revamp anyway. Learning online provides a much-needed respite from a one-size-fits-all learning experience that most find in the U.S. education system; an experience that we’re turning on its head, here at BumoBrain!