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Friday, June 4, 2021

Supplementing Education

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Effective Strategies for Supplementing Your Child’s Education During COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, distance learning has been especially challenging for many children with ADHD and ADD. And as a parent to a child with attention-deficit disorder, you may be looking for some ways to supplement your child’s education from home — especially if your child has struggled with virtual schooling and could use some extra help at the end of the school day. 

This guide from the team at Our ADHD Story will provide you with the tools and resources needed to supplement your child’s education throughout COVID-19 — as well as after your little one heads back into the classroom for in-person instruction. Let’s get started!

Educational Games and Activities

Even if your child has struggled with virtual learning amidst COVID-19, online games and activities can be a great way to supplement your child’s education. Here are a few ideas to consider. 

  • Learn while having fun with scavenger hunts, Lego blocks, brain teasers, and board games. 

  • Enhance your child’s focus with apps such as GoNoodle, Headspace, Learning Ally, and Mathmateer.

  • Introduce video games as a way of boosting your child’s thinking and problem-solving skills. 

  • Make sure to upgrade your internet service so your little one can enjoy games and activities with faster download speeds and less lag time.  

Tutoring Services

Could your little one benefit from the help of a qualified tutor? Here’s how to find the right tutor for your child with ADHD. 

  • Learn how to find the right tutor for your child. 

  • Compare online tutoring services to find the best program for your little one. Several top-rated services are available through ArborBridge, Special Education Resources, and Varsity Tours. 

  • Can’t afford to hire a tutor? Look into free tutoring options near you. 

Music, Dance, and Exercise

Music, dance, and exercise can all help to boost physical, mental, and emotional health in children with ADHD. Here are a few activities to try with your little one. 

  • Try at-home workouts and dance classes to boost concentration, brain function, and mood. 

  • Put together a musical playlist that helps your child to focus during learning and homework sessions. 

  • Enroll your child in virtual music classes or take advantage of free music lessons on YouTube.

  • Mallet instruments, the string bass, and saxophone are all great options for children with ADHD.

At-home instruction hasn’t been easy for most parents and their children, but these resources and ideas can help to enhance the learning of kids and teens with ADHD. From educational games and activities to different types of music, dance, and exercise, there are so many ways to supplement your child’s learning while having a blast in the process!

Are you a parent to a child with ADD or ADHD? Visit Our ADHD Story to learn from other parents who’ve been there — or to share a story of your own!

Emily Graham