Distance Learning-Be Eye Wise

Sometimes students get caught up in learning and forget to step away. When learning online, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say it is important that students plan to look away from the screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds. Guess what! There is an app for that! Try one of these Chrome extensions to encourage healthy breaks and reduce eye strain.

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Staying at home doesn't mean you can't stay active. Students need to get up and move frequently. To ensure they stay on top of their game engage in least 60 minutes of activity every day. Get outside and walk, run, bike, or skate (maintaining six feet of distance from those around- of course!). Too hot or rainy to go out? We've got you covered! Check out the at-home activities for virtual recess below.

Distance Assistance-Take Brain Breaks

Whether your child is working online or offline, recent brain research tell us it is important to give their brain frequent breaks! Taking just a 1-3 minute break to get up and get active or practice mindfulness can help your child stay engaged and on task longer. Our youngest learners may need breaks every 10-15 minutes but most students benefit from a break every 25-30 minutes. Not sure how to make brain breaks fun? No problem! Click on the link below to check out a ready-made brain break activities just for you!