Corona disease hit hard on various ages groups around us, our daily lifestyle turned 360 degree ,including our little kids . General routine for the kids was to get up early, get dressed in morning and depart for there school. Playing in a park, celebrating birthday together in class or conversing with friends seems like a dream for the kids nowadays.
Earlier we used to keep our children away from the television screens and mobile , not only to protect there eyes but also to develop there social and interaction skills. As schools and colleges are still closed, new trend has began of online classes, so that the schools can complete there curriculum.There is an online group on zoom or Microsoft apps, wherein all students are added, daily morning classes are scheduled four 2 to 3 hours , where the students have to sit in-front of it and listen to teacher, it is very difficult to reason with kids (especially 3-5yr), that why they have to attend these sessions and schools will not reopen in the near future. Usage of mobile , laptops and WiFi among kids has increased so much that its taken its on toll on there health. There is a mental pressure on kids to complete all the classwork given in online classes with the same speed as other classmates are performing. As, it is humanly not possible to look at all the kids together on just a screen, if a students work is not acknowledged by the teacher, that kid feels left behind and lose interest in attending the session. The pressure to buck up and perform as other classmates if effecting the mindset of the little kids, and making them less confident about them. Staying at home and not able to play with there friends , is also impacting there social interaction skills.
Parents also have a schedule of going to work everyday or getting household chores done in the morning, with online classes going on, parents are suffering and trying to juggle work in between which is causing inconvenience for the child. A parent has to sit through all class sessions and go through with child and provide all the stationary as directed by the teacher, even if a lock down is going on.
Overall our education ministry should understand the mindset our little kids and ban online classes for at least age group of 3-5 years old, so that they can relax mentally and be free of the performance pressure.