Coronavirus: Parents don’t have to be teachers, but learning doesn’t have to stop

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, millions of kids across Canada are out of school for an indefinite period of time.

Some parents fear that their children’s progress will be stunted by the missed time.

But according to education expert Kate Winn, your kids’ education can stay on track even when they’re out of school.

“I’m a teacher so, of course, I think education is important, being at school every day is important, but having a break like this isn’t going to be the end of the world,” Winn told Global News’ The Morning Show. 

Winn has two daughters in Grade 6 and Grade 8, and she says she’s not worried about their academics right now.

“Social distancing … is the priority,” Winn said.

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