Transcript for Former elementary school teacher shares her top virtual learning tips
We are back now with our "Gma" study guide. With 12 of the nation's 15 largest school districts announcing they will start the school year online, many parents are in desperate need of help on how to create the best learning environment. Erielle reshef has some simple budget-friendly tips from a former elementary schoolteacher. Reporter: Getting young kids to focus on virtual learn something no easy task. The biggest challenge is that our kids are not necessarily used to sitting in front of a computer listening to directions and then taking those directions and applying it for some higher level thinking. Reporter: Meet Beth, a former elementary schoolteacher who turned her classroom curriculum into an online community with more than 200,000 followers on Instagram. And now the mom of three sharing tips on how to help little ones get ready for a virtual school day. Routine is number one and when you're a teacher, you spend that first full week of school just getting used to the new routine. Reporter: Part of that routine having a designated space for each child to learn even if it's just the kitchen counter. You pick the purple bin? Yeah. Reporter: She says it's also helpful to have a place to keep each kid's school materials. We love to use these colorful bins and they can put everything inside and going into this year we can think of these bins just as we pick out a new backpack or new lunch box. What happens at 8:00? Science? Reporter: Little ones do best when they know what to expect. So she recommends going over their schedules with them ahead of time. Allowing them to visualize what the day is going to look like will really help them as well be more creative independent thinkers. Reporter: When it comes to starting the school day she says create a breakfast invitation. Putting out a simple learning game or task for the kids to do during breakfast. They can be manipulating and playing with toys and color sorting on their own to inspire creativity and it gave us a chance to connect. What that does, it lends them right into independent play. Reporter: Some of her favorites sticker matching where you put matching stickers on a piece of paper and have your child draw a line connecting the identical ones. She says it encourages kids to learn how to hole a pen and look for details. She also plays find your name. Writing her child's name on a piece of paper with other words by circle their name the child learns hand movement and start to talk about letters and words. Good options, but she says there is one thing every parent will need this fall. Every parent is going to have to practice some patience. It's definitely a different ball game when you're teaching your own child. Reporter: For "Good morning America," erielle reshef, ABC news, New York.
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