We are all adjusting to a different academic plan for our children this Fall.
Most of our children will be spending more time at home taking virtual classes, doing schoolwork and homework.
Your child’s home desk/work spot is all set up, now let’s make sure they have optimal posture when doing their school work.
Here are a few tips to improve your child’s posture and body alignment while learning:
Make sure the computer monitor is at a proper height so that your child is looking straight ahead, not looking down or up. You can put a few books under the computer to make it the ideal height.
The monitor should be arms length away.
Provide a supportive chair with lumbar support, you can roll up a towel to place at the base of your child’s low back for proper lumbar support if the chair does not have the feature.
Make sure your child’s knees are level with their hips, you may need to place some textbooks/footrest under their feet to achieve this.
When typing your child’s wrists should be straight, at or below elbow level.
Have them take a 5 minute break every 30 minutes to stand up, stretch and walk around.