PMG Digital Made for Humans

Crisis Perspectives Series: Learning at Home Amid COVID-19

3 MINUTE READ | March 18, 2020

Crisis Perspectives Series: Learning at Home Amid COVID-19

Author's headshot

Dayle Magill, VP, Client Operations & Data Services

Dayle Magill has written this article. More details coming soon.

As I was standing in line at the grocery store with the rest of the U.S. getting diapers, milk, and my rationed allotment of toilet paper and paper towels. when I heard that school for the kids would be canceled. I could feel the anxiety building by the second. My gut reaction—buy more coffee and wine.

The sick day protocol of snacks and TV to pacify them was not going to work long-term. 

This was not the one-off day where the kiddos would be at home — this would be the new norm for who knows how long. Kids thrive on structure. Therefore, my husband and I would need to be more proactive about scheduling dedicated working hours to coincide with new routines for the kids. These new routines would include educational content despite being home.

Luckily, there are a lot of resources available to help.

First things first: Set a schedule. Here is a good example but it’s important to be flexible and do what works best for your family. Don’t feel like you need to schedule every 15 minutes; that’ll only stress you out and drive the family crazy!

Now, what to do with the Academic time…let me tell you, trained educators are special people, and this is not my trained craft. There’s no way I can teach my kids like Mrs. Walker or Mrs. Leggett. Thanks to technology, that’s not a matter to worry about. Below are links to online resources that can  help:

Things don’t have to be so structured. All this time together could present unique opportunities for applied learning.

  • Do puzzles or play board games

  • Get the kids engaged in spring planting and gardening

  • Cook and bake healthy foods; this requires learning in  following directions, measuring, and fractions

  • Engage in regular tasks with the kids;  shoe-tying and riding without training wheels are still important life skills!

Stay in touch

Bringing news to you

Subscribe to our newsletter

By clicking and subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

The period of COVID-19 will always be a time we remember. My husband and I can have crazy schedules with different planes passing in the night. Several weeks hunkered in the house together 24/7creates a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will be stressful trying to balance work, housework, and the kids’ education, but try to enjoy the little moments. This too shall pass.

Related Content

thumbnail image

PMG CultureCompany News

Applications for PMG’s 2022 Graduate Leadership Program Now Open!

1 MINUTE READ | December 16, 2021

thumbnail image

Campaigns & Client WorkCompany NewsDigital MarketingStrategy

Kohler Co. Names PMG as Agency of Record

2 MINUTES READ | December 8, 2021

thumbnail image

Consumer TrendsStrategyPlatforms & MediaDigital Marketing

2021 Cyber Week Signals Shifts in Holiday Shopping Season, Purchase Behaviors, and Retailers’ Results

5 MINUTES READ | December 3, 2021

thumbnail image

PMG CultureCampaigns & Client WorkCompany NewsDigital Marketing

PMG Earns Spot on Chief Marketer’s Top Marketing Agencies List

1 MINUTE READ | December 2, 2021

thumbnail image

Company NewsDigital MarketingPMG CultureAlli

Applications for PMG’s 2022 Graduate Leadership Program Are Now Open!

1 MINUTE READ | November 3, 2021

thumbnail image

AlliPMG CultureCampaigns & Client WorkCompany NewsDigital MarketingData & Technology

PMG Innovation Challenge Inspires New Alli Technology Solutions

4 MINUTES READ | November 2, 2021

thumbnail image

AlliPMG CultureCompany News

How PMG Uses Alli to Determine if It’s a Bones or No Bones Day

3 MINUTES READ | October 21, 2021

thumbnail image

PMG CultureCompany News

Shared Progress: Making an Impact Across DE&I Initiatives

7 MINUTES READ | October 18, 2021

thumbnail image

Consumer TrendsDigital MarketingStrategy

Supply Chain Slowdowns Move Up National Agenda

8 MINUTES READ | October 14, 2021

thumbnail image

PMG CultureCampaigns & Client WorkCompany NewsStrategyDigital MarketingB2B Marketing

PMG Named Among Adweek’s Fastest Growing for Third Consecutive Year

1 MINUTE READ | October 4, 2021

thumbnail image

PMG CultureAlliData & TechnologyDigital MarketingCompany News

10 Years a PMGer: Chris Alvares, Head of Technology

4 MINUTES READ | September 29, 2021