WRITTEN BY
Hannah Gaffney
26 August, 2021

Promoting the importance of being a balanced learner in Kindergarten at Northbridge

Promoting the importance of being a balanced learner in Kindergarten at Northbridge As we enter another semester in virtual learning at Northbridge International School Cambodia, the concern over too much screen time is a worry which weighs on parents and teachers alike. Ensuring that children remain active and have enough time away from their screens during their day can be a difficult task, but in KG we have been promoting the importance of activities away from our devices.

As we enter another semester in virtual learning at Northbridge International School Cambodia, the concern over too much screen time is a worry which weighs on parents and teachers alike. Ensuring that children remain active and have enough time away from their screens during their day can be a difficult task, but in KG we have been promoting the importance of activities away from our devices.

During our daily schedule, we have a dedicated block for off screen activities. We have been working with the KG children to think of exciting and meaningful activities for this time. These activities are linked to finding new passions, developing skills and caring for ourselves and others.

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The importance of this cannot be understated. This time is supporting our young learners to develop their understanding of the Learner Profile. Below are three pictures of our students engaging in off screen activities. In these pictures we can see;

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A risk taker, trying something different and finding a new challenge. 

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A student showing how to be caring and have respect for others and the world around them.

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A learner being balanced; understanding the importance of their physical and emotional health by taking time out of their day to exercise and do something they love. 

 

So please support us in promoting the need for balance and time off screens. These learning experiences are just as integral as their virtual learning time.