The start of a new school year can be a stressful and exciting time for both kids and parents. As students return to school this year, it’s more important than ever that they feel safe and supported in the classroom and at home. As students complete homework and projects in their own time, a fast and reliable internet connection is the key to success. With the help of Quantum Fiber, you can make sure this back-to-school season is the best one yet.
Support kids as they head back to school
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled a list of ways parents can help their children transition into back-to-school season. In order to support your child, you should:
- Make sure your child has a daily, predictable routine, with regular times for healthy meals, naps, and sleep.
- Connect with other parents who have children in the same program.
- Talk with teachers about the best way to separate from your child at the start of the day.
- Try to stay calm and reassuring during transition, using a calm voice to let your child know you wouldn’t leave them if they weren’t safe and protected.
- Talk with your child about what to expect and help them with strategies to manage stress and worries.
- Remember this is a phase. Building new relationships is a skill, and with support, children can be resilient.
Back to school means new shoes, clothes, school supplies, and more! While you might still be in summer mode, keep in mind that sales start about three weeks before the start of the school year. If you want to save money, take advantage of sales and order items ahead of time. You can usually find great deals on clothes and technology during summer sales, such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. If you’ll be ordering supplies online, learn more about online shopping safety.
Every year, Apple holds its Back-to-School sales event, offering bonuses to customers who buy Macs and iPads for educational purposes. They also offer credit with Apple Trade In and 20% off AppleCare+ to protect your Mac or iPad. Other companies may offer similar deals or price match. For more ways to save on technology, learn how to be tech savvy on a budget.
If you’re interested in going green with your back-to-school tech, choosing a refurbished laptop, modem, or phone should be at the top of your list.
Digital learning is a must-have in schools
While most schools have transitioned back to in-person learning, your family might continue to learn from home this year. The truth is that online and in-person learning offer different things for different people, especially for children. There are pros and cons to both types of learning.
Make sure you have a strong internet connection, especially for online classes that require videoconferencing. If your internet is unstable, you may want to upgrade to a super-reliable connection, like fiber internet. You can also download any materials you need ahead of time so that when your kids are ready to study, everything is ready to go.
Even if your kids will be attending in-person classes, a strong and reliable internet connection is still a must for your household. You’ll want unlimited data for unexpected online meetings, research, and homework. The internet is also a great way for your kids to stay in touch with classmates so they can collaborate on big projects and learn teamwork skills.
Get Quantum Fiber for all your back-to-school needs
It’s no secret that kids are sponges, soaking up information. They learn fast, which means you need fast internet to help you keep up with online learning, scheduling activities, and homework. No matter what you need out of an internet provider, Quantum Fiber is there for you this back-to-school season to provide a seamless, reliable browsing experience. You won’t be left chasing the strongest wireless signal anymore or wishing you could sit on the front porch and catch a break while your kids are tuned in to their online lessons.
Quantum Fiber is a dynamic, adaptable internet provider that lets you lead the way instead of the other way around. To learn more, check out the Quantum Fiber Discover blog.